FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz and catcher Dan Butler each home runs, while pitchers Clay Buchholz and Vincente Padilla kept the Twins scoreless for the first four innings as the Red Sox claimed a 10-2 win over Minnesota at Hammond Stadium Monday night.
Ortiz finished with a pair of hits, while narrowly missing a second home run in his third and final at-bat, having his opposite field blast hauled in by Twins left fielder Ryan Doumit. Also coming away with multiple-hit games for the Red Sox was Will Middlebrooks (2-for-2). Butler's three-run homer came in a five-run seventh for the Red Sox, who are now 2-0 in Grapefruit League action.
In his first spring training start this season, Buchholz went two innings, striking out two and walking two while not allowing a hit or run. Padilla, flashing both a 92 mph fastball and curveball clocking in at 57 mph, allowed three hits over two innings, striking out two.
Red Sox reliever Will Inman allowed the only Twins runs, giving up a pair over two innings. Finishing up on the mound for the final three innings were Brandon Duckworth (2 innings, 2 strikeouts) and Jesse Carlson, who pitched a perfect ninth inning.
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