Minnesota Twins defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3

MINNEAPOLIS - His thoughts wouldn't stop.

It had all happened too fast. His legs carried him from the mound, where manager Terry Francona had removed him from the game, to the dugout. That was when Clay Buchholz slammed his glove down on the steps. It was a moment of supreme frustration.

"It was racing a little bit," he said, about his mind. "That's a lot of runs I've given up in a short number of innings."

He is a young pitcher, of course, and he looked it after the...

MINNEAPOLIS—Livan Hernandez won again, Craig Monroe contributed another big hit, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Monday night to win the four-game series.

Manny Ramirez finally went deep, hitting career homer No. 498 in the first inning for the Red Sox. The two-run shot was his second home run in 20 games.

Hernandez (6-1) rebounded after a rough start to finish six innings for another quality outing. The Twins are 8-1 when he's on the mound.