Stephen Drew essentially had no spring training, getting sidelined by a concussion on March 7 against the Twins. He was activated from the disabled list on April 10, but has been slow to show much of an offensive spark.

That was not the case Monday night against the Twins at Fenway Park, when he led the Sox offense to a 6-5 win in 11 innings.

Drew went 4-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI. His seventh-inning solo home run tied the game and his 11th-inning double scored the game-winning run.

"He's been swinging the bat much better of late,” said manager John Farrell. “A key at-bat to walk it off and a home run earlier to get it closer.

"The one thing we talked with Stephen about is the last few days or so it’s almost like the end of spring training with his at-bats getting up. You can see his timing getting better and better.”

With two outs in the 11th inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia reached on an infield single off Twins right-hander Jared Burton. Will Middlebrooks followed with a single to left, sending Saltalamacchia to second. With the count 0-and-1, Drew sent a Burton fastball toward the wall in left. The ball, appearing to be catchable, fell at the base of the wall between left fielder Josh Willingham and center fielder Aaron Hicks, as Saltalamacchia scored the winning run.