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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Comeback Kids Strike Again - Beat Twins 6-5

July 8 BOSTON, MA So nice to be back on that home turf and eat some of that home cooking. It was Manny being Manny for the second time in a row as he appears to be coming out of his latest slump. He's been stinging the ball the past several games and has homered in both games against Minnesota, winning Monday's 1-0 and then tying up Tuesday's game at 5-apiece

After a difficult series against Boston's rival, Manny Ramirez has responded with a game-winning hit and a game-tying home run on back-to-back nights against the Minnesota Twins. "We had a terrific inning, a lot of good things happened," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "Last night was what we needed, but sometimes you need a home run."
Ramirez drove home Boston's only run in a 1-0 victory on an RBI single Monday night against Minnesota. He was 2-for-8 with four strikeouts against the New York Yankees over the weekend.
One out after Ramirez's home run, Kevin Youkilis doubled and Brandon Moss slapped a single up the middle for the go-ahead run. "I think we were in a really good situation," Moss said. "Even though we were down by three, we had our leadoff guy coming up in Ellsbury and then Pedroia, who has been smoking. Then it would be J.D. Drew and Manny. I don't think anybody was surprised to see Manny go deep in that situation, he's done it so much."

Pedroia extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with his sixth-inning single.

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