THESHOW
MINNESOTA TWINS AT BOSTON RED SOX
07/30/2026
 
THESHOW
MINNESOTA TWINS AT BOSTON RED SOX
GAME ID: 2117 - THURSDAY, JULY 30TH, 2026 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota Twins (54-49) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 9 1
Boston Red Sox (50-55) 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 X 5 8 0
Red Sox Edge Twins, 5-4
Boston Red Sox starter Aurelio Benedettini pitched a strong game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park, leading the Red Sox to a 5-4 win. Benedettini got the win, improving to 9-7. He allowed 7 hits and walked 2 over 8 innings. Benedettini allowed 2 earned runs. Boston now sits in third place in the American League Eastern Division at 50-55.

Had Cheeba Chigbogu not delivered a key base hit in the bottom of the seventh, the outcome might have been different. Instead, with two down and the bases loaded, Chigbogu hit a bases-clearing double. That made the score 5-2, in favor of the Red Sox.

"Winning the game is always the first objective," Chigbogu said.
MINNESOTA BATTING LINESCORE BOSTON BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
J. Salas 2B 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 .214 21 46
C. Correa SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .264 13 38
R. Salazar DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .304 16 57
R. Crocker CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .221 31 74
S. Ackerman LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .294 24 55
P. Goldschmidt 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .258 16 49
B. Maxwell RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .251 10 21
L. Meyers C 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .239 15 37
A. Sparks 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .174 4 12
Totals 36 4 9 4 2 10 12      
BATTING
Triples: B. Maxwell (1, 6th Inning off A. Benedettini, 0 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: A. Sparks (4, 9th Inning off G. Johnson, 0 on, 1 out) L. Meyers (15, 9th Inning off G. Johnson, 0 on, 1 out) J. Salas (21, 1st Inning off A. Benedettini, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: S. Ackerman , R. Salazar , A. Sparks 4 , L. Meyers 4 , B. Maxwell 4 , C. Correa 2 , J. Salas 4
2-out RBI: B. Maxwell
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: S. Ackerman , A. Sparks , L. Meyers
Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING
SB: C. Correa (8)

FIELDING
Errors: A. Sparks (7)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
T. Wilson CF 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .274 5 11
S. Elliott 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .272 31 70
G. McCain RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .313 27 73
D. Rogers 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .188 21 51
C. Chigbogu DH 4 0 1 3 0 0 2 .226 11 35
K. Goerts C 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .183 7 14
P. Starr LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .249 14 48
X. Bogaerts SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .251 4 24
S. Parker 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 0 1
Totals 31 5 8 5 3 4 12      
BATTING
Doubles: D. Rogers (15, 1st Inning off J. Cueto, 0 on, 2 outs) C. Chigbogu (10, 7th Inning off C. Byrd, 3 on, 2 outs) K. Goerts (2, 6th Inning off J. Cueto, 1 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: T. Wilson (5, 1st Inning off J. Cueto, 0 on, 0 outs) K. Goerts (7, 4th Inning off J. Cueto, 0 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: T. Wilson 5 , D. Rogers 3 , C. Chigbogu 2 , X. Bogaerts , K. Goerts 6
2-out RBI: C. Chigbogu , K. Goerts
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: G. McCain , C. Chigbogu , X. Bogaerts
Sac Bunt: S. Parker
Team LOB: 6
MINNESOTA PITCHING LINESCORE BOSTON PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
J. Cueto L (9-11) 6.2 7 5 5 3 4 2 108 72 4.79   
C. Byrd 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 5.05   
PITCHING
Game Score: J. Cueto 41
Batters Faced: J. Cueto 31, C. Byrd 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: J. Cueto 8-8, C. Byrd 0-3
Pitches - Strikes: J. Cueto 108-72, C. Byrd 7-5
Inherited Runners - Scored: C. Byrd 3-3
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
A. Benedettini W (9-7) 8.0 7 2 2 2 8 1 116 77 3.91   
G. Johnson SV (17) 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 2 25 16 4.09   
PITCHING
Game Score: A. Benedettini 66
Batters Faced: A. Benedettini 33, G. Johnson 5
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: A. Benedettini 6-10, G. Johnson 0-1
Pitches - Strikes: A. Benedettini 116-77, G. Johnson 25-16
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Aurelio Benedettini
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy (63 degrees), wind blowing right to left at 11 mph
Start Time: 7:10 PM EST
Time: 3:05
Attendance: 31907
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