Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and his alter ego Cinco Ocho will face their former team, the Boston Red Sox, this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. Pap and his pal "Cinco" talked to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford the other day, and things got a bit convoluted as to just who Bradford was talking to.
It wont be weird, Papelbon said. It might be a little weird for Pap, but it wont be weird for Cinco. Cinco is like a Great White, when he smells blood he attacks.But what about the way things ended in Boston last season?
Cinco dont feel bad. Cincos gutless. He dont feel bad for people. Pap felt bad. I didnt feel bad for some of the players. It was more that I missed some of the guys.
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BOSTON - Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Kepler also had an RBI single, and Miguel Sano added an RBI double to help the Twins improve to 24-11 on the road.
Mejia (3-3) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. On Friday night at Cleveland, the rookie left-hander held the Indians to two hits over five innings in a victory.
Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 21st save.
Boston starter Rick Porcello (4-10) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. It was his 14th straight start going at least six innings, the AL's longest active streak.
Red Sox manager John Farrell was back in the dugout after serving a one-game suspension Tuesday for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an argument Saturday.