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Assuming Beckham avoids that whole April-June thing that happened last year, he’s an ideal No. 2 hitter. He’s plus on-base skills and good power-exactly why he should hit second. Hopefully, he won’t have the bat produced of his hands often to bunt-after all, isn’t one of Pierre’s greatest assets his base-stealing ability? If Beckham is allowed to swing away, the Sox lineup could have an additional success.

Danks’ located his fastball with perfection, keeping it down inside of zone and right across the corners for the strike zoom. His cutter jammed Twins hitters all day, and his changeup and curveball kept them off-balance. Under the circumstances, it was made by the best outing of Danks’ career without a doubt.