BOSTON (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski isn't as well known as Pedro Martinez.
But like his similarly unheralded teammates, Minnesota's catcher was more successful Wednesday night than baseball's best pitcher.
Pierzynski hit two RBI doubles, set up a run with a sacrifice bunt and saved another by holding the ball on a home-plate collision as the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 in 10 innings.
"We've got a team of scrappers," Pierzynski said. "It's a different person every night. It just happened to be my night."
Varitek was out on the play as Pierzynski held up his glove to show the umpire. (AP Photos)
Minnesota rallied from a 3-2 deficit with two outs in the ninth to its 11th come-from-behind win in 15 victories.
Brad Radke pitched well against Martinez, but both left after the seventh with Boston holding that one-run lead. Relievers Eddie Guardado and Bob Wells (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings before LaTroy Hawkins earned his sixth save.
Torii Hunter hit a decisive three-run double off Rolando Arrojo in the 10th that just eluded Boston third baseman Shea Hillenbrand.
"We knew we had a little bit of a chance when their bullpen came in," Hunter said. "We try to scrap back and break some hearts."
The Twins, who had the AL's worst record last season, are 15-4 and lead the AL Central by four games. They rebounded from a 9-4 loss to Boston on Tuesday night.
"This team is pretty level-headed," shortstop Denny Hocking said. "We don't feel any different now than we did the other night when we lost."
The Red Sox are 14-7 and tied with Toronto for the Al East lead. But they led 3-2 with two outs and no runners on in the ninth before Rod Beck (0-1) allowed doubles to Jacque Jones and Pierzynski.
"Things were looking good," said Beck, unscored on in 12 innings entering the game. "Blown saves are never easy."
Jones' hit to left appeared catchable, but Troy O'Leary couldn't come up with it near the wall.
"It hit my glove. I ran out of room," he said. "It was a rough day."
Jose Offerman's first homer of the season, a two-run shot, gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the first. Pierzynski doubled in a run in the second and kept Boston from scoring in the bottom of the inning.
First baseman Doug Mientkiewicz caught Craig Grebeck's foul popup and fired home as Jason Varitek tagged up. Hocking relayed the ball to Pierzynski, who was run down by Varitek, but held the ball for the third out.
"I was thinking, 'What is Denny doing cutting the ball off?"' Pierzynski said. "I just turned and (Varitek) was there. It was a good, clean play."
In the fifth, Jones reached second on a single and O'Leary's error, took third on Pierzynski's sacrifice and scored on Luis Rivas' single.
The Red Sox went ahead 3-2 in the sixth on Manny Ramirez's double and O'Leary's single.
Martinez left after seven with 10 strikeouts. He allowed two walks and six hits. Radke pitched well, but trailed when he left after seven. These Twins, though, are different from last year's version.
"Their record certainly indicates that," Boston manager Jimy Williams said.
Notes: Twins DH David Ortiz went 0-for-5, striking out in his first four at bats. ... Radke has walked three of 140 batters this season. ... Ramirez, whose RBI groundout scored Boston's run in the 10th, has reached base in all 21 games. ... Martinez has an AL-best 54 strikeouts in 35 innings after striking out at least 10 for the 72nd time in his career.
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