BOSTON - Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 comeback win over the struggling Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Ben Revere had three singles and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games for Minnesota, which has won the first three games of a four-game series. The Twins have the AL's second-worst record.
Pedro Ciriaco hit a pinch-hit homer for the first of his career, breaking an eighth-inning tie and giving the Red Sox the lead before Mauer hit a 3-2 pitch into the Green Monster seats off Alfredo Aceves (2-7).
Mike Aviles had a solo homer and Carl Crawford an RBI double for Boston, which has lost four straight.
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