FORT MYERS, Fla. — Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night.

Hunter, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Twins, finished 1 for 3.

Dustin Pedroia had three hits, including a grand slam, for the Red Sox and scored two runs.

Red Sox starter Joe Kelly, hoping to solidify an uncertain rotation, gave up four runs and seven hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson, coming off his first full season in the majors, struck out two, walked one and gave up one run and two hits in two innings.

New Twins Manager Paul Molitor, whose 39-game hitting streak was ended by Red Sox Manager John Farrell during his rookie season in 1987, made his debut managing a Grapefruit League game at Hammond Stadium, which reopened after a two-year, $48.5 million renovation.