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Photo by David Butler II / USA TODAY The Boston Red Sox make way for first baseman Mike Napoli, left, at home plate after hitting the game-winning home run against Minnesota in the tenth inning on Wednesday at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 2-1.

Extra-inning power: Ortiz, Napoli hit back-to-back home runs in extras to lead Red Sox over Twins


By Mike Shalin

The Sports Xchange

BOSTON — Just like that, the dormant Boston Red Sox offense woke up.

Just in time.

“We needed that. We’ve been having a lack of offense,” David Ortiz said after he and first baseman Mike Napoli hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th inning — just Boston’s second and third hits of the game — to give the Red Sox a 2-1 victory and a sweep of a low-scoring three-game series on Wednesday.

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