When you’ve had a losing record for 32 days and your season is going nowhere, you care about wins, not style points.

In that spirit, we submit for review the Red Sox’ 1-0 victory against the Twins last night at Fenway Park.

It was neither sexy nor, with the teams combining for only nine hits, particularly exciting. But considering the situation — the Sox facing a nine-game deficit in the AL East with 93 remaining — it didn’t matter how they arrived at the result as long as they got there.

And so, after right-hander Rubby De La Rosa one-hit the Twins for seven innings, reliever Burke Badenhop threw a darting slider past Brian Dozier to leave the bases loaded in the eighth and pumped his fist like he had just recorded an out in the World Series.

“Well, 1-0, you’re walking a tightrope out there,” Badenhop said after extending his streak to 30 innings without allowing an earned run, the third-longest in club history behind closer Koji Uehara (332⁄3 innings last year) and Dick Radatz (33 in 1963). “And I wanted to get the ball to Koji as much as I can.”

It almost goes without saying that Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth, rendering it moot for the moment that the Red Sox went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position against a Twins starter, Kevin Correia, who entered with a 5.60 ERA. Daniel Nava led the fifth with a single and scored two batters later on A.J. Pierzynski’s sacrifice fly. That was it for the offense.

For the 23rd time in 70 games, the Red Sox scored less than three runs. And for only the second time, they actually won, De La Rosa’s gem matching fellow spot starter Brandon Workman’s 1-0 effort last Tuesday night in Baltimore.