FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer was 4-for-5 with two doubles and the Minnesota Twins scored eight runs off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to beat Boston 10-7 on Thursday night, spoiling Grady Little's managerial debut with the Red Sox.
Twins starter Joe Mays struck out six and gave up one unearned run in four innings. In four starts, Mays has given up just one earned run over 12 innings.
J.C. Romero struck out the side in the ninth for the save.
Wakefield recorded only one out and gave up seven earned runs on five hits, two walks, one wild pitch and one hit batsman. Jay Canizaro homered on Wakefield's first pitch.
The Twins snapped Boston starter John Burkett's scoreless streak at nine innings. He gave up one run, in the fourth, after shutting out opponents in his first two starts.
Minnesota 000 180 001 -- 10 15 1
Boston 000 101 320 -- 7 12 0
Mays, Miller (5), Hawkins (7), Guardado (8), Romero (9) and Pierzynski, Valentin (8); Burkett, Wakefield (5), Young (5), Garces (6), Banks (7), Drumright (9) and Varitek, Mercedes (6). W--Mays. L--Wakefield. Sv--Romero. HRs--Minnesota, Canizaro (1); Boston, Garciaparra (2).
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