BOSTON - Pedro Florimon had a solo homer and a two-run double in Minnesota's season-high, seven-run second inning that carried the Twins to a 15-8 rout over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
"There were so many guys up anddown the lineup that hit theball so it's kind of hard (to single guys out)," said Twins coach Ron Gardenhire. "I knowFlorimonhad a good night and (Joe) Mauer and awhole bunch of guys had a good nightobviously with that many runs."
David Ortiz went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and three groundouts to snap his 27-game hitting streak, dating back to last season.
Ryan Doumit had a two-run homer, Oswald Arcia went 4 for 5 with three singles and a double, and Trevor Plouffe drove in three of the Twins' season-high runs. Minnesota also had a season-high 19 hits.
"It was a good win for us especially when your starter only goes twoinnings and you win a ball game, that's pretty good offense," Gardenhire said.
Jonny Gomes hit his fourth career grand slam - first with the Red Sox - and drove in five runs as Boston lost for the fifth time in six games.
Ryan Pressly (1-0) pitched four shutout innings of relief for the win. Pressly was a Rule 5 acquisition this offseason, who came from the Red Sox organization.
"He gave us some huge, huge innings," Gardenhire said. "And it got us to the other guys. It was the furthest we've stretched out Pressly, but he went about his business pretty good."
Boston's Allen Webster (0-1) allowed eight runs, six hits and walked three while getting only five outs.