Boston Red Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 18-5

BOSTON—Dustin Pedroia hit a three-run double as the Boston Red Sox followed an overturned triple-play call with seven runs in the seventh inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 18-5 on Wednesday and complete a three-game sweep.

Jacoby Ellsbury had a career-high four hits, and Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis and Sean Casey had three apiece to help Boston set season highs for hits (23) and runs.

Josh Beckett (9-5) allowed three runs in the first and followed it with four sco...

Over the press box public address system came the words, "That's a triple play. For now." But not for long. With Jason Varitek waving his arms wildly at first base to indicate that center fielder Denard Span had trapped the ball he hit in the seventh inning yesterday, the umpires got together to come to a decision. The ruling? Single, RBI.

"I just thought it looked like it bounced into his glove," Varitek said afterward, adding that it couldn't have been a triple play w...