Fort Myers, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dan Rohlfing scored on a Brian Johnson throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Minnesota clipped Boston, 9-8, in Grapefruit League action on Thursday night.
Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer and scored twice, Aaron Hicks knocked in a pair of runs, while Danny Santana and Brian Dozier added two hits, a run scored and an RBI for the Twins.
Casey Fien pitched a scoreless top of the sixth to snag the win. Aaron Thompson earned a save with 1 1/3 scoreless frames to close out the contest.
Dustin Pedroia hit a fourth-inning grand slam and Xander Bogaerts added a third-inning two-run blast for the Red Sox.
Johnson took the loss after being charged with the go-ahead, unearned run. Starter Joe Kelly was rocked for seven hits and four runs while recording just five outs.