BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez pitched brilliantly for Boston in the opener of the day-night double-header. Another rookie, Minnesota's Trevor May, was even better in the second game.
The Twins' right-hander allowed two hits over seven innings to lift Minnesota to a 2-0 victory and a split of the doubleheader on Wednesday.
In the first game, the Red Sox left-hander allowed one run and two hits in seven innings in a 6-3 win.
"You kind of count on your veterans over the long haul," Twins manager Paul Molitor said, "but when young guys can step in and play a part in what kind of season unfolds for your club, it's a huge lift."