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BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox made magic with two outs during the American League playoffs.With a World Series title on the line Carlos Martinez Jersey , seems they have plenty left. Martinez delivered a two-out, tiebreaking single , and Boston got all its runs with two down while beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 Series lead.Boston has done most of its scoring with two in the books: nine of its 12 runs through two World Series games have come that way, and 36 of 68 for the postseason.Martinez has been the electrifying force for much of that two-out October lightning. He entered Wednesday batting .667 with a 1.515 OPS with two outs in the postseason.Despite playing on the sore right ankle he rolled in Game 1, Boston’s free-agent pickup went the other way for a two-run single in the fifth, a two-out knock that snapped a 2-all tie.Martinez has 13 RBIs through 11 postseason games, and seven of those have come with two outs.“We just have guys that really do a really good job of grinding at-bats out and turning the lineup over,” Martinez said. “I think everybody takes pride in that.”How have they done that, exactly?“It’s about finding a way to spoil a good pitcher’s pitches,” he said.The numbers show just how masterful Boston has been at it.The Red Sox entered Wednesday batting .405 with a 1.335 OPS with two outs and runners in scoring position in the postseason, getting 29 runs out of those situations. Then they went 2 for 4 in those situations Wednesday.Nothing new for Boston. The 108-win Red Sox led the majors with 329 two-out runs during the regular season.“We just play 27 outs,” Mookie Betts said. “It’s just one of those things where you can’t give them away. Fortunately Lance Lynn Jersey , we don’t give them away.”Rookie manager Alex Cora said he thinks their success comes from keeping an aggressive mindset at the plate, regardless of the situation.“In the playoffs, we talked about it before we started: Get the leadoff guy out, don’t give up two-out hits or runners. And we’ve been doing that to the opposition,” he said.That relentless offense has chased some of baseball’s best pitchers thanks to having threats 1 through 9 in the batting order.In Game 1, Andrew Benintendi had four hits — three off Clayton Kershaw. Eduardo Nunez then provided a pinch-hit, three-run homer late to help seal it. Of course, Nunez did it with two outs.Ian Kinsler started Wednesday’s two-out trouble, driving a single down the third-base line to score Xander Bogaerts from second on a two-out pitch from starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the second.Ryu nursed a 2-1 lead into the fifth and got two quick outs. Then he gave up consecutive singles to Christian Vazquez and Betts before walking Benintendi.Ryan Madson relieved with the bases loaded. For the second night in a row, he began his outing by walking Steve Pearce, this time to bring in the tying run.Martinez then poked a fastball into shallow right, bringing Betts and Benintendi around to score.And just like that http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-mark-mcgwire-jersey , the World Series was two down, two to go for the Red Sox. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits.The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe’s 14th game in a Minnesota uniform, and arguably his best.Forsythe had a career-high five hits and Jorge Polanco drove in four runs as the Twins outslugged the Detroit Tigers for a 15-8 victory.“Forsythe has come over here and has gotten on fire,” manager Paul Molitor said. “It’s given us a big lift.”The teams combined for seven homers, with Polanco’s three-run shot accounting for one of three by the Twins. Miguel Sano and Ehire Adrianza also went deep for Minnesota, which broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning.Forsythe raised his batting average with the Twins to .449 (22 for 49). He was lifted for a pinch-runner in the seventh and received a nice ovation from the Target Field crowd.“I just felt like I’ve been in a good place and I just try to stay consistent with that approach, and the work, and it just came out tonight,” said Forsythe, who had two doubles. “A little luck’s involved when you get five in one night.”Minnesota chased Tigers lefty Francisco Liriano (3-8) in the second. A two-run, opposite-field homer by Sano ended Liriano’s night after he allowed eight runs, four earned.“Frankie obviously didn’t have his stuff and they whacked him around pretty good Dexter Fowler Jersey ,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “We got back in the ballgame pretty nicely and then they had another big inning.”Twins starter Ervin Santana wasn’t particularly sharp, either, in his fifth start after missing most of the year rehabbing a finger injury. Santana was pulled in the fifth after loading the bases with nobody out. He gave up seven runs and seven hits.Mikie Mahtook and James McCann hit consecutive homers off Santana in the fourth to trim Minnesota’s lead to 8-5. It was the first time all season the Tigers connected for back-to-back shots.“It was one of those games where you need to keep fighting through it and put together some good at-bats,” Mahtook said. “Unfortunately, some of their balls found holes and they scored more runs than we did.”Polanco’s first-inning homer put the Twins up 3-2 after Nicholas Castellanos‘ two-run homer in the top of the inning gave Detroit an early lead.The Tigers threatened in the fifth, and Trevor May walked in a pair of runs in relief of Santana to make it an 8-7 game.May (1-0) was credited with the win, his first since July 29, 2016, after missing last year due to elbow surgery. He threw two scoreless innings after walking in runs charged to Santana.“Getting a win added next to my name, especially as a reliever, is I think less important than just wins in general,” May said.GARDENHIRE WEIGHS INOne day after Marlins right-hander Jose Urena hit streaking Braves rookie Ronald Acuna with his first pitch of the game http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-steve-carlton-jersey , the play was a common topic in MLB clubhouses. Urena was handed a six-game suspension.Gardenhire offered his opinion on the subject when asked about it before Thursday’s series opener in Minnesota.“I would be mad enough if I were the manager, I might start him tomorrow and lead him off just so they can smoke him and knock him out just because he did something so stupid, throw at a kid like that just because he’s hit home runs,” Gardenhire said.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: SS Jose Iglesias was out of the lineup and will miss “a couple days,” according to Gardenhire. Iglesias injured his right thumb during Tuesday’s game against the White Sox.Twins: LHP Adalberto Mejia underwent a series of tests on his left wrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and was diagnosed with nerve irritation. The team said there is no timetable for Mejia to begin rehabbing. He was injured Aug. 7 against Cleveland.UP NEXTTigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (7-10, 4.20 ERA) takes the mound looking to build off his last start, a six-inning, two-hit effort against the Twins five days ago in Detroit.Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson (6-9, 3.49) got the win against the Tigers his last time out, allowing just one run over seven innings.

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