Oakland 8, Minnesota 3
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Oakland 1 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 X 8 12 1
WP: J. Blanton (11-11)
LP: F. Liriano (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Oakland
- J. Kendall doubled to deep right center, M. Ellis scored
Bot 3rd: Oakland
- M. Kotsay doubled to deep right center, J. Kendall scored, M. Kotsay to third on center fielder L. Ford's throwing error
Top 4th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau doubled to right, J. Jones scored
Bot 4th: Oakland
- M. Ellis singled to right center, J. Payton and S. Hatteberg scored, H. Bocachica to third, M. Ellis to second advancing on throw
- J. Kendall singled to left, M. Ellis and H. Bocachica scored, J. Kendall to second advancing on throw
Top 6th: Minnesota
- J. Jones homered to deep center, J. Mauer scored
Bot 6th: Oakland
- N. Swisher homered to deep left
- M. Kotsay singled to left, J. Kendall scored
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Tyner lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .321
B. Abernathy dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
J. Mauer c 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .304
J. Jones rf 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 .251
L. Ford cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .260
J. Morneau 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .241
M. Cuddyer 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .254
J. Castro ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264
L. Rodriguez 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
 Totals 33 3 6 3 3 5 12  
 Batting
2B - J Jones (21, J Blanton); J Morneau (20, J Blanton); J Mauer (26, J Witasick).
HR - J Jones (22, 6th inning off J Blanton 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Morneau (72), J Jones 2 (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Morneau 1, J Castro 1, J Jones 1, J Mauer 1.
GIDP - J Morneau.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - L Ford 2 (5, fly ball, throw).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Ellis 2b 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 .327
J. Kendall c 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 .270
M. Kotsay cf 5 0 3 2 0 2 2 .283
E. Chavez 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .271
J. Payton lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .271
S. Hatteberg dh 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .265
H. Bocachica rf 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .222
    D. Johnson ph-1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
N. Swisher 1b-rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .235
M. Scutaro ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .239
 Totals 36 8 12 8 4 10 15  
 Batting
2B - J Kendall (25, F Liriano); M Kotsay (31, F Liriano).
HR - N Swisher (20, 6th inning off M Guerrier 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Kendall 3 (46), M Kotsay 2 (80), M Ellis 2 (48), N Swisher (71).
2-out RBI - M Kotsay 2, M Ellis 2, J Kendall 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Payton 2, M Kotsay 1, E Chavez 2, D Johnson 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
CS - M Ellis (3, 2nd base by F Liriano).
 
 Fielding
E - M Scutaro (9, catch).
DP - 1 (M Scutaro-M Ellis-D Johnson).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
F. Liriano (L, 0-1) 3.2 6 6 6 3 6 0 7.59
M. Guerrier 2.1 5 2 1 0 1 1 3.65
T. Bowyer 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.42
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Blanton (W, 11-11) 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 3.60
K. Calero 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.46
J. Witasick 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
WP - J Witasick.
Pitches-strikes - F Liriano 93-57; M Guerrier 39-24; T Bowyer 38-26; J Blanton 103-67; K Calero 8-6; J Witasick 19-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - F Liriano 3-1; M Guerrier 2-4; T Bowyer 2-1; J Blanton 10-7; K Calero 0-2; J Witasick 1-3.
Batters faced - F Liriano 19; M Guerrier 13; T Bowyer 8; J Blanton 26; K Calero 3; J Witasick 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jerry Layne. 1B--Paul Emmel. 2B--Ed Montague. 3B--Tony Randazzo.
Time: 2:37.
Attendance: 18,014.
Weather: 61 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, in from left.

Updated on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2005 5:11 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Jones J. Jones
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Oakland
J. Kendall J. Kendall
3-4
3 RBI