The Red Sox still aren't hitting. Thankfully for them, they're pitching as well as anyone of late.

For the seventh time in the last nine games, the Red Sox failed to score more than two runs. But Jon Lester limited the Minnesota Twins to a single run over 6 1/3 innings and four relievers took care of things the rest of the way, giving the Sox a 2-1 win.

Lester's quality start -- his 10th this season -- was the sixth straight for the Red Sox.

It was Boston's second straight and fourth in the last six games on this homestand.

Brock Holt, who made his major league debut in center field, scored both Red Sox runs. He singled in the first, took second on a groundout and scored on Dustin Pedroia's double to left-center. In the third, Holt hit a Wall double, stole third and rode home on Xander Bogaerts' sacrifice fly.

Lester needed 32 pitches to get through the first inning, but was far more efficient after that. He issued a two-out walk to Josh Willingham in the first, then retired the next 11 in a row.