Boston’s Dustin Pedroia belted a two-run homer and knocked in three as the Red Sox topped the Twins 5-1 to sweep the three-game series at a rainy Target Field. The game was delayed for more than three hours due to rain. Will Middlebrooks added a solo homer in Boston’s fifth straight win. John Lackey gave up an unearned run on one hit over six innings of work as he improved to 2-and-4. Trevor Plouffe [[ PLOOF ]] scored the lone run on a throwing error for the Twins, who have dropped five in-a-row. Joe Mauer saw his 15-game hitting streak end. Pedro Hernandez allowed three runs and nine hits in four-and-a-third frames as he slipped to 2-and-1. The Twins are at Atlanta tonight for a three-game interleague series. Coverage begins at 5:40pm on SAM 107.3 and KNUJ after high school baseball.