Oakland 6, Minnesota 2
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(74-74)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 9 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 2
WP: B. Cramer (2-0)
LP: F. Liriano (14-8)
(89-60)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Oakland
- K. Suzuki singled to shallow right center, D. Barton scored, M. Ellis to third
- A. Iwamura singled to shallow center, M. Ellis and K. Suzuki scored, J. Donaldson to second, J. Donaldson to third, A. Iwamura to second on center fielder B. Revere's fielding error
Top 5th: Oakland
- M. Ellis homered to deep left, D. Barton scored
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left
- J. Thome homered to deep left
Top 9th: Oakland
- R. Davis singled to left center, G. Gross scored, C. Pennington to third
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
R. Davis cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270
D. Barton 1b 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .275
M. Ellis 2b 3 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .278
K. Suzuki c 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 .242
M. Carson rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .167
    J. Hermida ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .194
J. Donaldson dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .148
    J. Cust phdh-dh 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .277
A. Iwamura 3b 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 .150
C. Carter lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
    G. Gross lf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
S. Tolleson ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
    C. Pennington ph-ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246
 Totals 34 6 9 6 1 7 7 0 17  
 Batting
2B - M Ellis (20, F Liriano).
HR - M Ellis (4, 5th inning off F Liriano 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - R Davis (47), M Ellis 2 (42), K Suzuki (63), A Iwamura 2 (4).
2-out RBI - M Ellis 2, A Iwamura 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Suzuki 1, C Carter 3.
GIDP - K Suzuki.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
CS - R Davis (10, 2nd base by P Neshek/J Morales), J Cust (2, 2nd base by R Flores/J Morales).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - R Davis.
DP - 1 (R Davis-M Ellis).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
B. Revere cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
J.J. Hardy ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .268
J. Mauer c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331
    J. Morales c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
M. Cuddyer 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 .272
D. Young lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .296
J. Thome dh 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 .278
D. Valencia 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .336
J. Repko rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .212
N. Punto 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .249
 Totals 32 2 6 2 2 4 6 0 11  
 Batting
HR - M Cuddyer (13, 6th inning off B Cramer 0 on, 1 Out), J Thome (24, 6th inning off B Cramer 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - M Cuddyer (75), J Thome (58).
2-out RBI - J Thome.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Hardy 1, M Cuddyer 1, J Repko 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - B Revere (1, field); J Hardy (11, field).
DP - 1 (J Hardy-N Punto-M Cuddyer).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
B. Cramer (W, 2-0) 5.2 5 2 2 3 2 2 1.18 2.45  
B. Ziegler (H, 17) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.29 2.89  
M. Wuertz (H, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.41 4.30  
C. Breslow 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.05 3.19  
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
F. Liriano (L, 14-8) 5.0 7 5 5 1 2 1 1.25 3.44  
A. Burnett 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.52 4.36  
P. Neshek 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1.58 4.26  
R. Flores 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86 3.86  
J. Manship 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.14 2.92  
J. Mijares 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.28 2.63  
J. Rauch 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.33 3.27  
WP - A Burnett.
BALK - A Burnett.
Pitches-strikes - B Cramer 87-56; B Ziegler 23-13; M Wuertz 17-9; C Breslow 11-10; F Liriano 81-49; A Burnett 31-16; P Neshek 24-10; R Flores 12-6; J Manship 12-7; J Mijares 10-4; J Rauch 5-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Cramer 8-8; B Ziegler 2-1; M Wuertz 3-0; C Breslow 1-0; F Liriano 10-6; A Burnett 0-1; P Neshek 1-0; R Flores 0-1; J Manship 2-0; J Mijares 1-0; J Rauch 0-1.
Batters faced - B Cramer 24; B Ziegler 5; M Wuertz 4; C Breslow 3; F Liriano 22; A Burnett 4; P Neshek 5; R Flores 3; J Manship 3; J Mijares 1; J Rauch 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Laz Diaz. 1B--Wally Bell. 2B--John Hirschbeck. 3B--James Hoye.
Ejections: MINNESOTA Manager R Gardenhire ejected in the (4th).

Updated on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 3:38 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
M. Ellis Mark Ellis
3-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Minnesota
M. Cuddyer Michael Cuddyer
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI