Oakland 5, Minnesota 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 5 11 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 9 0
WP: K. Calero (1-0) S: H. Street (2)
LP: P. Neshek (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 5th: Oakland
- M. Scutaro doubled to right, N. Swisher scored
- J. Kendall singled to left, M. Scutaro scored
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left
- J. Morneau homered to deep right
Top 7th: Oakland
- M. Kotsay hit an inside the park home run to center, J. Kendall scored
Top 9th: Oakland
- N. Swisher scored on wild pitch
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
J. Kendall c 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .222
M. Kotsay cf 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .222
M. Bradley rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
F. Thomas dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .571
E. Chavez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
J. Payton lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .375
N. Swisher 1b 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 .429
M. Scutaro ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .250
M. Ellis 2b 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .286
    D. Jimenez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 37 5 11 4 1 7 13  
 Batting
2B - F Thomas (1, B Bonser); N Swisher 2 (2, J Rincon, B Bonser); M Scutaro (2, B Bonser); J Kendall (1, J Nathan).
HR - M Kotsay (1, 7th inning off D Reyes 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - M Scutaro (2), J Kendall (1), M Kotsay 2 (2).
2-out RBI - M Kotsay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 1, J Payton 1, M Kotsay 1, M Bradley 1.
GIDP - M Kotsay.
Team LOB - 6.
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
L. Castillo 2b 4 0 1 0 1 3 0 .333
N. Punto 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .125
J. Mauer c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .143
M. Cuddyer rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .375
J. Morneau 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .250
T. Hunter cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .125
R. White lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
J. Tyner dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
J. Bartlett ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .286
 Totals 36 2 9 2 2 7 9  
 Batting
HR - M Cuddyer (1, 6th inning off E Loaiza 0 on, 0 Out), J Morneau (1, 6th inning off E Loaiza 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - M Cuddyer (1), J Morneau (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 1, J Morneau 1, R White 1, J Bartlett 1, J Mauer 1.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
SB - J Tyner (1, 2nd base off K Calero/J Kendall).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Morneau-J Bartlett).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
E. Loaiza 5.0 8 2 2 0 2 2 3.60
K. Calero (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
J. Duchscherer (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
H. Street (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.50
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
B. Bonser 6.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 3.00
P. Neshek (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
D. Reyes 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 27.00
J. Rincon 1.1 1 1 1 0 3 0 6.75
J. Nathan 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
WP - J Nathan.
Pitches-strikes - E Loaiza 98-65; K Calero 14-7; J Duchscherer 21-16; H Street 25-14; B Bonser 87-54; P Neshek 14-10; D Reyes 6-3; J Rincon 19-16; J Nathan 10-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - E Loaiza 11-2; K Calero 0-2; J Duchscherer 1-2; H Street 0-2; B Bonser 9-6; P Neshek 1-1; D Reyes 1-0; J Rincon 1-0; J Nathan 0-1.
Batters faced - E Loaiza 23; K Calero 4; J Duchscherer 6; H Street 5; B Bonser 25; P Neshek 3; D Reyes 2; J Rincon 5; J Nathan 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Kerwin Danley. 1B--Mike Everitt. 2B--Ed Rapuano. 3B--Tim Tschida. LF--Tony Randazzo. RF--Randy Marsh.
Time: 3:02.
Attendance: 55,710.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY MINNESOTA'S MICHAEL CUDDYER AND JUSTIN MORNEAU IN THE SIXTH INNING WERE HIT BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 4:03 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
M. Kotsay M. Kotsay
1-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Minnesota
M. Cuddyer M. Cuddyer
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Wed Oct 4, 2006
Oakland 5
Minnesota 2

Final

LA Dodgers 5
NY Mets 6

Final

Detroit 0
NY Yankees 0

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