Minnesota 12, Oakland 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 12 10 0
Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 11 2
WP: S. Baker (8-4)
LP: G. Smith (6-14)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Minnesota
- J. Morneau singled to center, N. Punto scored
Top 2nd: Minnesota
- A. Casilla homered to deep left, B. Buscher scored
Bot 4th: Oakland
- J. Hannahan doubled to left, D. Barton scored, J. Hannahan out at third
Top 6th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau homered to deep right, N. Punto and J. Mauer scored
- M. Redmond doubled to right, C. Gomez scored, D. Young to third
- D. Span hit sacrifice fly to left center, D. Young scored
Top 8th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau safe at first on first baseman D. Barton's fielding error, A. Casilla and D. Span scored, A. Everett to third
Bot 8th: Oakland
- D. Barton walked, R. Sweeney scored, C. Pennington to third, J. Cust to second
- A. Cunningham singled to center, J. Cust and C. Pennington scored, D. Barton to second
Top 9th: Minnesota
- B. Buscher doubled to right, D. Young scored, M. Redmond to third
- A. Casilla hit sacrifice fly to left, M. Redmond scored
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span cf-rf 4 1 0 1 1 2 2 .301
N. Punto ss 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 .289
    A. Everett ph-ss 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .205
J. Mauer dh 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .320
J. Morneau 1b 5 1 2 4 0 0 3 .312
J. Kubel rf 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .278
    C. Gomez pr-cf 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .253
D. Young lf 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 .283
M. Redmond c 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 .281
B. Buscher 3b 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .312
A. Casilla 2b 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .300
 Totals 36 12 10 10 9 7 23  
 Batting
2B - N Punto (16, G Smith); J Kubel (17, G Smith); M Redmond (6, K Foulke); B Buscher (8, B Ziegler).
HR - A Casilla (6, 2nd inning off G Smith 1 on, 2 Out), J Morneau (21, 6th inning off G Smith 2 on, 0 Out).
SF - A Casilla , D Span.
RBI - J Morneau 4 (108), A Casilla 3 (45), M Redmond (9), D Span (34), B Buscher (41).
2-out RBI - J Morneau, A Casilla 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 1, A Everett 1, M Redmond 1, C Gomez 1.
GIDP - M Redmond.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - C Gomez (28, 3rd base off G Smith/K Suzuki).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - D Young (J Hannahan at 3rd base).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Davis cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .265
R. Sweeney rf 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .289
B. Crosby ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248
    C. Pennington ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .161
J. Cust dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .228
K. Suzuki c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287
    R. Bowen c 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
D. Barton 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .217
J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .220
A. Cunningham lf 4 0 2 2 0 2 1 .500
E. Patterson 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .183
 Totals 37 4 11 4 2 7 20  
 Batting
2B - K Suzuki (22, S Baker); J Hannahan (26, S Baker); A Cunningham (1, D Reyes).
RBI - J Hannahan (40), D Barton (38), A Cunningham 2 (2).
2-out RBI - A Cunningham 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Cust 1, E Patterson 1, B Crosby 1, R Davis 1, A Cunningham 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - R Davis (20, 2nd base off S Baker/M Redmond).
 
 Fielding
E - D Barton (12, ground ball); C Pennington (3, throw).
DP - 1 (E Patterson-B Crosby-D Barton).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Baker (W, 8-4) 6.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 3.66
D. Reyes 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.33
E. Guardado 0.2 4 3 3 1 1 0 4.18
B. Bonser 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.06
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Smith (L, 6-14) 5.0 7 8 8 3 4 2 4.23
K. Foulke 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.67
J. Blevins 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.93
A. Embree 1.0 1 2 0 2 1 0 4.64
B. Ziegler 1.0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0.57
BALK - G Smith.
Pitches-strikes - S Baker 96-69; D Reyes 13-8; E Guardado 30-19; B Bonser 16-12; G Smith 93-56; K Foulke 32-20; J Blevins 26-14; A Embree 36-21; B Ziegler 14-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - S Baker 5-8; D Reyes 2-0; E Guardado 0-1; B Bonser 1-2; G Smith 4-7; K Foulke 0-1; J Blevins 2-1; A Embree 0-2; B Ziegler 2-1.
Batters faced - S Baker 24; D Reyes 4; E Guardado 7; B Bonser 4; G Smith 24; K Foulke 5; J Blevins 5; A Embree 7; B Ziegler 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Paul Emmel. 1B--Bill Miller. 2B--Jerry Meals. 3B--Gary Darling.
Time: 3:13.
Attendance: 18,427.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, out to right.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 7:30 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Morneau Justin Morneau
2-5, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Oakland
A. Cunningham Aaron Cunningham
2-4
2 RBI