What a wild and whacky 17-6 win for the Boston Red Sox Sunday afternoon in Minnesota. A season-high five home runs. The Sox had a 10-run 9th inning. And yet this game was in doubt through the bottom of the 8th inning.

Chris Sale struck out 10 batters but gave up four runs in six innings.

The Twins had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning until Craig Kimbrel was brought on to strikeout two hitters.

Sandy Leon hit two home runs, Dustin Pedroia, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts had the other homers.

After stranding the tying run at third base in the bottom of the 8th, it took so long for the Sox to score 10 times in the 9th, Kimbrel did not come out for the 9th and did not get a save.

The Sox improve to 17-14 and head to Milwaukee for a interleague series starting Tuesday night.