Boston Red Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 9-2

Red Sox manager Terry Francona may have been raked over the coals in Red Sox Nation for resting three starters Saturday and Manny Ramirez Sunday in San Francisco, both games resulting in losses.

Was there some method to his madness after all?

Last night, he had a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed lineup that cracked three homers -- including an emphatic grand slam by Nomar Garciaparra -- to complement seven strong innings by Curt Schilling in a 9-2 victory over the Minnesota...