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Associated Press, Published March 04 2012

Anderson’s grand slam propels Red Sox over Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.

Left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed a hit and walked one in two scoreless innings for the Twins.

Anderson hit his grand slam in the Red Sox’s five-run seventh. Mike Aviles had a two-run single in the fourth.

Minnesota Boston

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Revere lf 4 0 2 2 Pedroia 2b 2 0 1 0

Nishioka ss 5 0 0 0 Tejeda 2b 1 1 1 1

Tosoni rf 3 0 0 0 Ellsbury cf 3 0 0 0

W.Ramirez rf 1 0 0 0 C.Lin cf 1 1 0 1

Bates 1b 4 0 1 0 C.Ross rf 1 1 0 0

Hughes dh 3 0 0 0 Andrsn 1b 2 1 2 4

D.Rams dh 1 0 0 0 Gonzez 1b 2 1 0 0

Burougs 3b 3 1 1 0 Kroeger rf 2 0 1 0

R.Chang 2b 1 1 1 0 Aviles ss 2 0 2 2

Hollimon 2b 0 1 0 0 Ciriaco ss 1 0 0 0

R.Rivera c 2 0 1 0 Lavaway c 1 0 0 0

D.Lehmann c 2 0 0 0 Saltalam c 2 0 0 0

Mastroi cf 2 0 1 1 Shoppach c 1 0 0 0

Iglesias ss 1 0 0 0

McDonald lf 2 0 0 0

A.Hassan lf 0 2 0 0

Midebrks 3b 2 0 1 0

Spears 3b 1 1 0 0

J.Linares dh 2 0 1 0

Repko dh 1 0 0 0

Totals 31 3 7 3 Totals 30 8 9 8

Minnesota (ss) 000 010 101— 3

Boston 000 200 51x— 8

E—Burroughs (1). DP—Boston 1. LOB—Minnesota 8, Boston 6. 2B—Burroughs (1), Mastroianni (1), Pedroia (1). 3B—O.Tejeda (1). HR—L.Anderson (1). SB—Revere (1), R.Chang (1), Mastroianni (1), Kroeger (1), A.Hassan (1). CS—Burroughs (1), Mastroianni (1), Aviles (1). S—Mastroianni, Repko.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Liriano 2 1 0 0 1 2

Burton 1 0 0 0 0 0

Dumatrait 1 2 2 1 1 0

E.Vasquez 1 2 0 0 0 1

Waldrop 1 1 0 0 0 1

Bulger L,0-1 Zc 2 5 5 4 0

D.Thompson 1Xc 1 1 1 1 0

Boston

Beckett 2 1 0 0 2 0

An.Miller 2 0 0 0 1 3

Melancon 1 2 1 1 0 0

Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 2

Pena Jr. W,1-0 1 2 1 1 1 1

Atchison 2 2 1 1 2 2

WP—Waldrop. Balk—E.Vasquez.

A—8,886 (11,000).