Minnesota 3, Boston 2
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: M. Garza (5-7) S: J. Nathan (37)
LP: J. Tavarez (7-11)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Minnesota
- T. Hunter doubled to left center, N. Punto scored, B. Buscher to third
- G. Jones hit sacrifice fly to deep center, B. Buscher scored
- R. White singled to center, T. Hunter scored, M. Cuddyer to third
Bot 5th: Boston
- M. Ramirez singled to center, J. Lugo scored
Bot 6th: Boston
- J. Varitek homered to deep right
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Punto ss 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .210
    L. Rodriguez 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
B. Buscher 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .244
T. Hunter cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .287
    L. Ford cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
J. Morneau dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .271
    J. Kubel ph-dh 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273
M. Cuddyer rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .276
G. Jones 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .208
R. White lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .174
    J. Tyner lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
M. LeCroy c 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .150
A. Casilla 2b-ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
 Totals 30 3 4 3 2 5 8  
 Batting
2B - T Hunter (45, J Tavarez); J Kubel (31, J Papelbon).
SF - G Jones.
RBI - T Hunter (107), G Jones (5), R White (20).
2-out RBI - R White.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M LeCroy 1, G Jones 1.
Team LOB - 3.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - M Cuddyer (J Ellsbury at 2nd base).
PB - M LeCroy.
DP - 1 (A Casilla-L Rodriguez-G Jones).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .317
    A. Cora 2b 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .246
M. Ramirez lf 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .296
    B. Kielty pr-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .218
D. Ortiz dh 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .332
    D. Mirabelli ph-dh 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .202
M. Lowell 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324
    R. Clayton 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246
K. Youkilis 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .288
    E. Hinske 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
J. Varitek c 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .255
    K. Cash c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111
C. Crisp cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
    B. Moss rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280
J. Ellsbury rf-cf 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .353
J. Lugo ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .237
 Totals 33 2 8 2 6 10 20  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (39, M Garza); J Ellsbury (7, S Baker).
HR - J Varitek (17, 6th inning off S Baker 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Ramirez (88), J Varitek (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Mirabelli 2, J Lugo 2, K Youkilis 1.
GIDP - B Kielty.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - J Lugo 2 (33, 2nd base off J Nathan/M LeCroy, 3rd base off M Garza/M LeCroy).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Garza (W, 5-7) 5.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 3.69
S. Baker (H, 1) 3.0 3 1 1 0 3 1 4.26
J. Nathan (S, 37) 1.0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1.88
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Tavarez (L, 7-11) 3.0 3 3 3 2 0 0 5.15
J. Lester 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.57
M. Timlin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.42
M. Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.05
E. Gagne 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.81
J. Papelbon 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.85
IBB - A Cora (by J Nathan).
Pitches-strikes - M Garza 109-62; S Baker 36-22; J Nathan 26-12; J Tavarez 50-29; J Lester 20-15; M Timlin 6-6; M Delcarmen 7-6; E Gagne 12-7; J Papelbon 15-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Garza 5-5; S Baker 4-2; J Nathan 0-0; J Tavarez 6-3; J Lester 3-1; M Timlin 2-0; M Delcarmen 2-1; E Gagne 2-0; J Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced - M Garza 22; S Baker 11; J Nathan 6; J Tavarez 14; J Lester 6; M Timlin 3; M Delcarmen 3; E Gagne 3; J Papelbon 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Sam Holbrook. 2B--Randy Marsh. 3B--Bob Davidson.
Time: 2:47.
Attendance: 36,364.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, in from right.

Updated on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 5:13 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
T. Hunter T. Hunter
1-3
1 RBI
 Boston
J. Ellsbury J. Ellsbury
3-4