Oakland 3, Minnesota 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 0
Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 8 1
WP: J. Devine (4-0)
LP: C. Breslow (0-2)
(62-72)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 4th: Oakland
- D. Barton grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, F. Thomas scored, R. Sweeney out at second
Top 6th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau hit sacrifice fly to left, D. Span scored
Bot 6th: Oakland
- D. Barton singled to left, B. Crosby scored, R. Sweeney to second
Top 7th: Minnesota
- N. Punto singled to center, D. Young scored
Bot 9th: Oakland
- K. Suzuki doubled to deep left center, R. Sweeney scored, C. Pennington to third
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .308
A. Casilla 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
J. Mauer c 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .317
J. Morneau 1b 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .308
R. Ruiz dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .320
    J. Kubel ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
D. Young lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .282
B. Harris 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .260
N. Punto ss 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 .293
C. Gomez cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .253
 Totals 29 2 5 2 4 4 13  
 Batting
2B - J Morneau (37, D Eveland); D Young (23, D Eveland).
SF - J Morneau.
RBI - J Morneau (103), N Punto (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Ruiz 2, D Span 1.
GIDP - C Gomez, N Punto, B Harris.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - D Span (13, 3rd base off D Eveland/R Bowen), A Casilla (5, 2nd base off D Eveland/R Bowen), N Punto (9, 2nd base off D Eveland/R Bowen).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Casilla-N Punto-J Morneau).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Davis cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276
B. Crosby ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .249
J. Cust lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .226
F. Thomas dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .236
R. Sweeney rf 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 .291
D. Barton 1b 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .217
J. Hannahan 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
    E. Brown ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249
    C. Pennington pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
R. Bowen c 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .171
    K. Suzuki ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .284
E. Patterson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
 Totals 31 3 8 2 3 6 10  
 Batting
2B - F Thomas (7, N Blackburn); B Crosby (35, N Blackburn); K Suzuki (21, J Crain).
S - D Barton.
RBI - D Barton (37), K Suzuki (37).
2-out RBI - D Barton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Hannahan 1, R Sweeney 1.
GIDP - D Barton.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - E Patterson (3, ground ball).
DP - 4 (B Crosby-E Patterson, E Patterson-B Crosby-D Barton, B Crosby-D Barton, J Hannahan-E Patterson-D Barton).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
N. Blackburn 5.2 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.75
D. Reyes 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.39
B. Bonser 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.14
C. Breslow (L, 0-2) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.57
J. Crain 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.98
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Eveland 7.0 5 2 2 3 2 0 4.21
J. Blevins 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.04
J. Devine (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.80
Pitches-strikes - N Blackburn 95-61; D Reyes 10-7; B Bonser 13-8; C Breslow 3-3; J Crain 12-5; D Eveland 97-57; J Blevins 11-8; J Devine 11-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - N Blackburn 6-9; D Reyes 0-1; B Bonser 0-2; C Breslow 1-0; J Crain 0-0; D Eveland 11-8; J Blevins 0-1; J Devine 3-0.
Batters faced - N Blackburn 24; D Reyes 3; B Bonser 4; C Breslow 2; J Crain 2; D Eveland 28; J Blevins 3; J Devine 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bill Miller. 1B--Jerry Meals. 2B--Gary Darling. 3B--Paul Emmel.
Time: 2:37.
Attendance: 12,357.
Weather: 86 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, left to right.

Updated on Friday, Aug 29, 2008 12:58 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Morneau Justin Morneau
1-3
1 RBI
 Oakland
B. Crosby Bobby Crosby
2-4