Boston 5, Minnesota 2
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(78-82)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
Boston 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X 5 8 0
WP: D. Matsuzaka (15-12) S: J. Papelbon (37)
LP: K. Slowey (4-1)
(95-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Boston
- M. Lowell singled to right center, D. Ortiz scored
- J.D. Drew doubled to left, M. Lowell scored
Bot 3rd: Boston
- M. Lowell grounded out to third, M. Ramirez scored, D. Ortiz to second
Bot 6th: Boston
- K. Youkilis singled to right, M. Lowell scored
Top 7th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau homered to deep center
- B. Buscher grounded out to second, G. Jones scored, M. LeCroy to third
Bot 8th: Boston
- D. Ortiz homered to deep left
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Bartlett ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .267
J. Kubel lf 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .271
T. Hunter cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .287
J. Morneau dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .274
M. Cuddyer rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .278
G. Jones 1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .216
M. LeCroy c 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .176
B. Buscher 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .240
N. Punto 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211
 Totals 31 2 6 2 2 8 10  
 Batting
2B - M Cuddyer (28, D Matsuzaka); M LeCroy (1, D Matsuzaka).
HR - J Morneau (31, 7th inning off D Matsuzaka 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Morneau (111), B Buscher (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 1, M LeCroy 1.
GIDP - B Buscher, T Hunter.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - N Punto (13, ground ball).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .317
M. Ramirez lf 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .296
    B. Kielty lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .224
D. Ortiz dh 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .333
M. Lowell 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 .325
J.D. Drew rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .266
K. Youkilis 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .286
J. Varitek c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
J. Ellsbury cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .343
J. Lugo ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
 Totals 33 5 8 5 0 5 5  
 Batting
2B - D Ortiz (52, K Slowey); J Drew (30, K Slowey); M Lowell (37, K Slowey).
HR - D Ortiz (35, 8th inning off M Guerrier 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Lowell 2 (118), J Drew (61), K Youkilis (82), D Ortiz (117).
2-out RBI - M Lowell, J Drew, K Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Drew 1, K Youkilis 1.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (M Lowell-D Pedroia-K Youkilis 2).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Slowey (L, 4-1) 5.2 7 4 4 0 3 0 4.72
G. Perkins 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.14
M. Guerrier 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.35
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (W, 15-12) 8.0 6 2 2 2 8 1 4.40
J. Papelbon (S, 37) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.88
WP - K Slowey.
Pitches-strikes - K Slowey 104-67; G Perkins 12-11; M Guerrier 17-12; D Matsuzaka 119-77; J Papelbon 6-4.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Slowey 7-7; G Perkins 1-3; M Guerrier 0-1; D Matsuzaka 12-4; J Papelbon 1-2.
Batters faced - K Slowey 24; G Perkins 4; M Guerrier 5; D Matsuzaka 30; J Papelbon 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Randy Marsh. 1B--Bob Davidson. 2B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B--Sam Holbrook.
Time: 2:33.
Attendance: 36,843.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, left to right.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 5:38 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Morneau J. Morneau
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Boston
D. Ortiz D. Ortiz
3-4, 1 HR
1 RBI