Martinez hits majors-leading 32nd HR; Red Sox top Twins 10-4

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox seemingly can get their offense cranked up at any time this season.

J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, Mookie Betts had two RBI doubles and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Saturday night for their 17th win in 21 games.

Betts raised his MLB-leading average to .346 and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run triple for the Red Sox. They have a 5 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees atop the AL East and own the majors' best record at 73-33.

''We've been seeing it for a while this year. It's easy to start taking it for granted,'' winning pitcher Rick Porcello said. ''It's pretty incredible what everybody's doing top to bottom.''

The Red Sox entered the night leading the majors with 5.3 runs per game and after two nights where they were held down, they took charge in the middle innings.

''I think we all just enjoy winning,'' Bradley said. ''Winning's fun, losing's not.''

Logan Morrison hit a solo homer for the Twins, a night after they appeared to throw in the towel a bit in pursuit of a playoff spot following a pair of trades that sent away infielder Eduardo Escobar and reliever Ryan Pressly.

Porcello (13-4) labored through 5 2/3 innings on a steamy night, giving up four runs on five hits, striking out five and walking one. Jake Odorizzi (4-7) gave up five runs on nine hits in five innings.

''They're 40 games over .500 for a reason,'' Odorizzi said. ''A good, quality team, especially here.''

Trailing 4-1, Boston scored three times in the fourth and moved ahead on Martinez's shot that left Fenway Park over the Green Monster seats in the fifth.

Bradley's triple went off the center-field wall over the glove of leaping outfielder Jake Cave, and he scored on Betts' double down the left-field line. Betts' other double came in a four-run eighth.

The Twins had moved ahead 4-1 in the third. Jorge Polanco had a two-run triple and scored on Brian Dozier's single.

Morrison's homer tied it after Mitch Moreland's RBI single pushed Boston ahead.

AWAY

Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor left the team to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. Bench coach Derek Shelton ran the club.

''You get these guys in a four-game series and they're a difficult lineup,'' Shelton said. ''When you make good pitches with two strikes, they find a way to extend at-bats.''

HERE

Minnesota vice president Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine got into town Saturday and were on the field discussing the trades and their thoughts nearing the non-waiver trading deadline.

They were aware they may have not been welcome after the moves, but felt they needed to be here.

''That's part of the reason why we're here today,'' Falvey said. ''We understand that we may not have been received with open arms, but we're the path forward from this day forward with what the complexion of the Minnesota Twins looks like. We want to be accountable for those decisions.''

FILM SESSION

Struggling Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly did a side session in the bullpen about a half hour before batting practice started with the club video taping his work, hoping to find answers for his recent woes that's seen his ERA balloon from 2.61 in mid-June to 4.79 entering the game.

He pitched a scoreless ninth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: Recalled Miguel Sano from Triple-A Rochester to fill one of the roster spots opened by the trades. The third baseman was sent to the minors for over six weeks to work on his conditioning.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (10-day disabled list, sprained right ankle) was set to see a specialist later Saturday. The lefty looked to be in good spirits on the field before batting practice, walking around and chatting with Sano. ... Moreland returned after missing the previous two games with a sore left knee, but Rafael Devers limped off after running the bases. ''Looks like lefty hammy,'' manager Alex Cora said of Devers. ''We'll know more tomorrow morning.''

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (10-7, 3.48 ERA) is set to start the series finale Sunday.

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (3-4, 4.26) is slated to make his Red Sox debut after being acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

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123456789RHE
MIN48-55
013000000470
BOS73-33
10031104X10141
  • W: R. Porcello (13-4)L: J. Odorizzi (4-7)
  • HR: MIN - L. Morrison (13), BOS - J. Martinez (32)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer 1B41200000.285.366.377.7433.0
E. Rosario LF40000013.306.348.513.862-0.5
J. Polanco SS41120010.280.359.390.7495.5
B. Dozier 2B30110110.226.308.408.7164.5
L. Morrison DH41111002.194.290.377.6676.0
M. Sano 3B40000031.197.263.395.658-1.5
R. Grossman RF40000021.251.330.363.693-1.0
M. Garver C40100011.264.344.406.7500.5
J. Cave CF41100002.274.310.484.7942.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF51220012.346.431.6661.0978.5
    A. Benintendi LF51210012.298.381.509.8915.5
    J. Martinez DH42211122.324.387.6421.0298.0
    M. Moreland 1B50110034.272.345.489.8340.5
    X. Bogaerts SS41100111.279.345.519.8642.5
    R. Devers 3B41210111.245.295.425.7215.5
    B. Holt PR-2B00000000.278.360.371.7310.0
    E. Nunez 2B-3B41220114.255.284.366.6508.5
    S. Leon C51100015.223.274.343.6172.5
    J. Bradley CF22120210.213.302.364.6668.5
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Polanco (2)
      • HR - L. Morrison (13)
      • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (7), B. Dozier (52), L. Morrison (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco 2 (4), B. Dozier (19)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts 2 (27), R. Devers (21), E. Nunez (17), S. Leon (8)
      • 3B - E. Nunez, J. Bradley (2)
      • HR - J. Martinez (32)
      • RBI - M. Betts 2 (56), A. Benintendi (62), J. Martinez (86), M. Moreland (48), R. Devers (52), E. Nunez 2 (28), J. Bradley 2 (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (20), R. Devers (20), E. Nunez 2 (11), J. Bradley 2 (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Dozier (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (20), A. Benintendi (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
      • E - E. Nunez (5)
      • PB - S. Leon 2 (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (L, 4-7)5.09551514.581.42-2.5
      G. Moya0.12111108.591.50-3.5
      M. Magill1.22221303.791.18-0.5
      T. Rogers1.01223304.251.23-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (L, 4-7)5.0
      G. Moya0.1
      M. Magill1.2
      T. Rogers1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (W, 13-4)5.25441514.031.2314.5
      H. Hembree (H, 15)1.11000103.741.342.5
      T. Thornburg (H, 2)1.00000105.871.043.5
      J. Kelly1.01000204.681.253.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (W, 13-4)5.2
      H. Hembree (H, 15)1.1
      T. Thornburg (H, 2)1.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - G. Moya
      • IBB - T. Rogers 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 101-65, G. Moya 19-11, M. Magill 32-18, T. Rogers 25-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 3-7, M. Magill 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 25, G. Moya 4, M. Magill 8, T. Rogers 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 100-66, H. Hembree 20-14, T. Thornburg 12-7, J. Kelly 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-5, H. Hembree 2-1, T. Thornburg 2-0, J. Kelly 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 24, H. Hembree 5, T. Thornburg 3, J. Kelly 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      MIN48-55
      013000000470
      BOS73-33
      10031104X10141
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Mauer 1B41200000.285.366.377.7433.0
      E. Rosario LF40000013.306.348.513.862-0.5
      J. Polanco SS41120010.280.359.390.7495.5
      B. Dozier 2B30110110.226.308.408.7164.5
      L. Morrison DH41111002.194.290.377.6676.0
      M. Sano 3B40000031.197.263.395.658-1.5
      R. Grossman RF40000021.251.330.363.693-1.0
      M. Garver C40100011.264.344.406.7500.5
      J. Cave CF41100002.274.310.484.7942.0
      Total3547411910-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Betts RF51220012.346.431.6661.0978.5
        A. Benintendi LF51210012.298.381.509.8915.5
        J. Martinez DH42211122.324.387.6421.0298.0
        M. Moreland 1B50110034.272.345.489.8340.5
        X. Bogaerts SS41100111.279.345.519.8642.5
        R. Devers 3B41210111.245.295.425.7215.5
        B. Holt PR-2B00000000.278.360.371.7310.0
        E. Nunez 2B-3B41220114.255.284.366.6508.5
        S. Leon C51100015.223.274.343.6172.5
        J. Bradley CF22120210.213.302.364.6668.5
        Total38101410161221-----
          BATTING
          • 3B - J. Polanco (2)
          • HR - L. Morrison (13)
          • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (7), B. Dozier (52), L. Morrison (36)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco 2 (4), B. Dozier (19)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Betts 2 (27), R. Devers (21), E. Nunez (17), S. Leon (8)
          • 3B - E. Nunez, J. Bradley (2)
          • HR - J. Martinez (32)
          • RBI - M. Betts 2 (56), A. Benintendi (62), J. Martinez (86), M. Moreland (48), R. Devers (52), E. Nunez 2 (28), J. Bradley 2 (40)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (20), R. Devers (20), E. Nunez 2 (11), J. Bradley 2 (12)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Dozier (8)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Betts (20), A. Benintendi (18)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
          • E - E. Nunez (5)
          • PB - S. Leon 2 (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Odorizzi (L, 4-7)5.09551514.581.42-2.5
          G. Moya0.12111108.591.50-3.5
          M. Magill1.22221303.791.18-0.5
          T. Rogers1.01223304.251.23-1.5
          Total8.01410106121---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Odorizzi (L, 4-7)5.0
          G. Moya0.1
          M. Magill1.2
          T. Rogers1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (W, 13-4)5.25441514.031.2314.5
          H. Hembree (H, 15)1.11000103.741.342.5
          T. Thornburg (H, 2)1.00000105.871.043.5
          J. Kelly1.01000204.681.253.0
          Total9.0744191---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (W, 13-4)5.2
          H. Hembree (H, 15)1.1
          T. Thornburg (H, 2)1.0
          J. Kelly1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - G. Moya
          • IBB - T. Rogers 2 (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 101-65, G. Moya 19-11, M. Magill 32-18, T. Rogers 25-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 3-7, M. Magill 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 25, G. Moya 4, M. Magill 8, T. Rogers 7
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 100-66, H. Hembree 20-14, T. Thornburg 12-7, J. Kelly 14-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-5, H. Hembree 2-1, T. Thornburg 2-0, J. Kelly 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 24, H. Hembree 5, T. Thornburg 3, J. Kelly 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Nunez doubled to left center, Martinez and Bogaerts scored, Devers to third410
            Devers walked, Betts scored, Martinez to third, Bogaerts to second48
            Betts doubled to deep center, Bradley scored47
          • 6TH INNING
            Benintendi singled to right, Leon scored, Bradley to third46
          • 5TH INNING
            Martinez homered to left center45
          • 4TH INNING
            Betts doubled to left, Bradley scored44
            Bradley tripled to deep center, Devers and Nunez scored43
          • 3RD INNING
            Dozier singled to left center, Polanco scored41
            Polanco tripled to deep center, Cave and Mauer scored31
          • 2ND INNING
            Morrison homered to right11
          • 1ST INNING
            Moreland singled to right, Benintendi scored, Martinez to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joe Kelly relieved Tyler Thornburg
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grossman struck out, reached on passed ball
            • M. Garver: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garver reached on an infield single to shortstop, Grossman to second
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Cave grounded into double play shortstop to first, Garver out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Tyler Thornburg relieved Heath Hembree
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco grounded out to first
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Magill Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts doubled to deep center, Bradley scored
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Matt Magill
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Martinez intentionally walked
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Betts stole third, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts intentionally walked, Martinez to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers walked, Betts scored, Martinez to third, Bogaerts to second
            • E. Nunez: Nunez doubled to left center, Martinez and Bogaerts scored, Devers to third
            • Brock Holt ran for Rafael Devers
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • H. Hembree Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • J. Cave: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Cave flied out to deep center
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Mauer singled to center
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Magill Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez tripled to center
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to center
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • Heath Hembree relieved Rick Porcello
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier stole third, Grossman grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Gabriel Moya relieved Jake Odorizzi
            • S. Leon: Leon doubled to deep left
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bradley walked
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Leon to third, Bradley to second on wild pitch, Benintendi singled to right, Leon scored, Bradley to third
            • Matt Magill relieved Gabriel Moya
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mauer lined out to left
            • E. Rosario: Rosario lined out to center
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez homered to left center
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Moreland struck out on foul tip
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to left
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sano struck out looking
            • R. Grossman: Grossman safe at first on 3rd baseman Nunez fielding error
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garver lined out to right
            • J. Cave: Cave lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to center
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers doubled to deep center
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez walked
            • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Leon flied out to center
            • J. Bradley: Bradley tripled to deep center, Devers and Nunez scored
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Betts doubled to left, Bradley scored
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garver grounded out to first
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cave singled to center
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Mauer singled to right, Cave to second
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Polanco tripled to deep center, Cave and Mauer scored
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier singled to left center, Polanco scored
            • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Morrison grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Moreland lined out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to third
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison homered to right
            • M. Sano: Ball, Sano grounded out to third
            • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Leon flied out to right
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to catcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Foul, Rosario grounded out to first
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts lined out to center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi singled to shallow center
            • J. Martinez: Martinez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Benintendi to second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moreland singled to right, Benintendi scored, Martinez to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to deep center, Martinez to third
            • R. Devers: Devers reached on bunt single to pitcher, Moreland to second
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)