IMPACT PLAYER: Scott Baker, Twins

The righthander held the Red Sox to two runs over eight innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts.

BY THE NUMBERS

15 Consecutive games with a hit for Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury.

3 Home runs for Trevor Plouffe among his first seven career hits.

2 Times the Twins have scored more than five runs in 30 games this season.

ON DECK

Saturday's game will be televised nationally on Fox (Ch. 9), with an earlier start time than usual for the network -- 12:10 p.m.

JOE CHRISTENSEN