Sunday, March 4, 2001
Minnesota 5, Boston 4 (6 innings, rain)
 
 BOSTON          AB  R  H BI  MINNESOTA       AB  R  H BI
 STYNES 3B        3  1  1  1  C GUZMAN SS      3  1  1  0
 W VERAS 3B       0  0  0  0  ED DIAZ 2B       3  1  2  0
 OFFERMAN 2B      3  0  1  1  LAWTON RF        2  1  0  0
 C GREBECK 2B     0  0  0  0  RESTOVICH RF     0  0  0  0
 HATTEBERG C      2  0  1  0  KOSKIE 3B        3  1  3  1
 A ENCARNACION C  0  0  0  0  CUDDYER 3B       0  0  0  0
 M RAMIREZ RF     3  0  0  0  D ORTIZ 1B       3  0  0  0
 BENITEZ RF       0  0  0  0  T HUNTER CF      3  1  1  4
 EVERETT CF       3  0  1  0  J JONES LF       3  0  1  0
 NEILL CF         0  0  0  0  LECROY DH        3  0  1  0
 BICHETTE 1B      2  1  0  0  PRINCE C         3  0  0  0
 BURKHART 1B      0  0  0  0
 OLEARY LF        2  1  1  2
 STENSON LF       0  0  0  0
 ALCANTARA DH     3  1  1  0
 MERLONI SS       2  0  0  0
 TOTALS          23  4  6  4  TOTALS          26  5  9  5

 BOSTON                  001 030 0-- 4
 MINNESOTA               500 000 x-- 5

 NONE OUT IN SEVENTH INNING WHEN GAME CALLED DUE TO RAIN.
 DP--BOSTON 1, MINNESOTA 1. LOB--BOSTON 4, MINNESOTA 4. 
 2B--STYNES, ALCANTARA, KOSKIE. HR--T HUNTER (OFF NOMO), 
 OLEARY (OFF KNIGHT).

                                  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
  BOSTON
 NOMO (L)                          1   4   5   5   1   3   1
 C CASTILLO                        1   1   0   0   0   1   0
 CRAWFORD                          2   2   0   0   0   3   0
 SCHOUREK                          1   1   0   0   0   0   0
 B WARD                            1   1   0   0   0   0   0

  MINNESOTA
 MAYS (W)                          2   0   0   0   1   0   0
 M REDMAN                          2   1   1   1   0   2   0
 KNIGHT                            1   4   3   3   0   1   1
 R MILLS (S)                       1   1   0   0   1   0   0

 WP--CRAWFORD. HBP--BICHETTE BY KNIGHT.
 SO--BOS: OFFERMAN, EVERETT, ALCANTARA. MIN: C GUZMAN 2, D 
 ORTIZ 2, J JONES 2, LECROY.
 BB--BOS: HATTEBERG, OLEARY. MIN: LAWTON.
 T--2:01. A--6,809.

 

Partial play-by-play:

Twins 1st: Cristian Guzman singled. Edwin Diaz singled. Matt Lawton walked. Corey Koskie singled to right field, Guzman scored. David Ortiz struck out swinging. Torii Hunter hit an 0-1 pitch deep to left for a grand slam home run.

Nomo threw first-pitch strikes to the first six batters he faced and out of his 39 pitches, 24 were strikes.

Red Sox 3rd: Izzy Alcantara led off with an opposite field double to right-center. Alcantara hustled to third on Lou Merloniís fly out to center and scored on Chris Stynesís ground out to shortstop.

Red Sox 5th: Dante Bichette was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Troy O'Leary went the opposite way for a two-run home run to left off Brandon Knight. Later in the inning, Chris Stynes doubled with two outs and Jose Offerman drove him in with a single.

Red Sox 6th: With Carl Everett on second and Mike Neill on first and two outs, Alcantara lofted a ball to deep left that appeared to be headed over the wall. Left fielder Jacque Jones timed his leap perfectly and robbed Alcantara of a three-run homer.

Torrential rains and thunderstorms followed after the bottom of the sixth and halted the game, which ended as an official six-inning contest. The rain was the first measurable precipitation in Lee County since October 2, 2000. Only .53 inches of rain have fallen in the Fort Myers area in the last five months. The rain-shortened game was played in 2:01.