Minnesota 9, Oakland 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 3
Minnesota 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 X 9 14 1
WP: C. Silva (9-13) S: J. Nathan (31)
LP: J. Blanton (15-11)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: Oakland
- F. Thomas homered to deep center
Bot 4th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left, J. Mauer scored
- J. Bartlett safe at first on third baseman E. Chavez's fielding error, J. Morneau scored, R. White to third
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- T. Hunter homered to deep right center
- N. Punto singled to right, J. Tyner and J. Bartlett scored
Top 8th: Oakland
- E. Chavez hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Kendall scored
- D. Johnson walked, M. Bradley scored, F. Thomas to third, J. Payton to second
Bot 8th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer doubled to left, N. Punto and J. Bartlett scored, J. Mauer to third
- T. Hunter grounded out to shortstop, J. Mauer scored, M. Cuddyer to third, J. Morneau to second
Top 9th: Oakland
- M. Bradley hit sacrifice fly to left, M. Ellis scored
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Kendall c 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .293
N. Swisher lf-1b 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .255
M. Bradley rf 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 .272
F. Thomas dh 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .283
E. Chavez 3b 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .243
J. Payton cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .301
D. Johnson 1b 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 .234
    H. Bocachica pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Scutaro ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .247
M. Ellis 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .247
 Totals 33 4 7 4 6 4 23  
 Batting
2B - J Payton (26, C Silva); E Chavez (23, C Silva).
HR - F Thomas (36, 4th inning off C Silva 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - E Chavez , M Bradley.
RBI - F Thomas (98), E Chavez (63), D Johnson (33), M Bradley (41).
2-out RBI - D Johnson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 2, M Ellis 1, E Chavez 1, D Johnson 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - E Chavez (5, ground ball); D Johnson (4, throw); J Payton (7, fly ball).
Outfield assists - J Payton (T Hunter at Home).
DP - 1 (M Scutaro-M Ellis-D Johnson).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
L. Castillo 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .292
N. Punto 3b 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .299
J. Mauer c 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 .350
M. Cuddyer rf 5 1 2 4 0 0 2 .277
J. Morneau 1b 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .321
T. Hunter cf 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 .273
R. White lf 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .225
    L. Ford lf 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .220
J. Tyner dh 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .309
J. Bartlett ss 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .331
 Totals 38 9 14 8 4 2 19  
 Batting
2B - M Cuddyer (37, J Witasick).
HR - M Cuddyer (22, 4th inning off J Blanton 1 on, 0 Out), T Hunter (24, 6th inning off J Blanton 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - M Cuddyer 4 (98), T Hunter 2 (77), N Punto 2 (41).
2-out RBI - N Punto 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cuddyer 1, J Morneau 1, L Castillo 1, J Tyner 1, L Ford 2, J Mauer 1.
GIDP - M Cuddyer.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - L Castillo (21, 2nd base off J Blanton/J Kendall), T Hunter (9, 2nd base off J Blanton/J Kendall), N Punto (15, 2nd base off B Halsey/J Kendall).
 
 Fielding
E - J Morneau (8, ground ball).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Blanton (L, 15-11) 5.1 9 6 5 3 1 2 4.78
B. Halsey 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.48
C. Gaudin 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.73
S. Sauerbeck 0.1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5.11
J. Witasick 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 8.04
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Silva (W, 9-13) 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 1 6.08
D. Reyes 0.1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1.04
J. Crain 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.84
J. Nathan (S, 31) 1.1 0 1 1 3 2 0 1.82
IBB - J Morneau (by J Witasick).
HBP - J Mauer (by S Sauerbeck).
Pitches-strikes - J Blanton 108-61; B Halsey 8-5; C Gaudin 24-16; S Sauerbeck 7-3; J Witasick 16-7; C Silva 93-56; D Reyes 13-6; J Crain 14-7; J Nathan 36-18.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Blanton 11-3; B Halsey 0-2; C Gaudin 1-2; S Sauerbeck 0-1; J Witasick 1-0; C Silva 13-7; D Reyes 0-0; J Crain 0-1; J Nathan 0-2.
Batters faced - J Blanton 27; B Halsey 3; C Gaudin 6; S Sauerbeck 3; J Witasick 4; C Silva 27; D Reyes 3; J Crain 4; J Nathan 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Randy Marsh. 1B--Alfonso Marquez. 2B--Mike Everitt. 3B--Tom Hallion.
Time: 3:05.
Attendance: 15,728.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Monday, Sep 11, 2006 11:18 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
F. Thomas F. Thomas
2-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Minnesota
M. Cuddyer M. Cuddyer
2-5, 1 HR
4 RBI