BOSTON – Michael Wacha closed out five runs on his Fenway Park debut with Boston and led Trevor Story in the first two rounds at his new home, leading the Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
It was the second day in a row that the Red Sox beat the Twins after losing their opening game at home.
JD Martinez hit a double RBI and sacrifice for the Red Sox.
The teams will wrap up the four-game series in Boston on Patriots Day Monday morning, with a kick-off scheduled for 11:10 a.m.
It will be the first time since 2019 that that match will be held in conjunction with the Boston Marathon, after the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the race moved to October last year.
Storey, who signed a six-year, $140 million contract as a free agent during spring training after playing six seasons in Colorado, had two solo spins in the eighth inning that dropped six runs.
For the Red Sox, Dominican Rafael Devers scored 4-2 with several runs. Puerto Rican Enrique Hernandez 5-1 inning record. Mexican Alex Verdogo 3-1 with RBI.
For twins, Colombian Gio Orchila 4-2. Dominicans Gary Sanchez 3-1, Miguel Sano 1-0, and Jorge Polanco 3-0. Venezuelan Luis Arriez 4-0. Puerto Rican Carlos Correa 4-0.
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