Down 7-1 going into the sixth, it appeared the Twins were going to lose their fifth straight game in convincing fashion, but the Twins chased Clay Buchholz and scored five runs in the bottom half to pull within a run. The Twins would load the bases against Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves in the bottom of the ninth, but Denard Span struck out to end the game.
Span, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had two hits in the game, including big hits in that five-run sixth. Ben Revere, who was just recalled, also had two hits for the Twins.
Twins' starter Liam Hendriks allowed seven runs in four innings, but the bullpen tossed five scoreless.
Minnesota (5-14) will have Thursday off before returning to action on Friday with a three-game home series against the Kansas City Royals.