Twins 3

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Red Sox 8

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    1:35 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Lee County, FL 

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    Red Sox 8, Twins 3

    Associated Press

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings and Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.

    Beckett gave up one hit with two strikeouts for Boston, which beat Northeastern 25-0 and Boston College 6-3 Saturday in exhibition games.

    Left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed a hit and walked one in two scoreless innings for the Twins. He struck out one.

    Anderson hit his grand slam in the Red Sox's five-run seventh. Mike Aviles had a two-run single in the fourth.

    Ben Revere drove in a run with a groundout in the fifth, and had an RBI single in the seventh for the Twins.

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    Game Information

    StadiumJetBlue Park at Fenway South, Lee County, FL
    UmpiresHome - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg