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Box > Minnesota 9, Arizona 8
Night of the Hunter hoists Twins
Torii Hunter rallied the Twins with his bat and delivered a series-opening win in Arizona with his legs Tuesday. Hunter's two solo home runs helped Minnesota overcome another rocky first inning by Brad Radke, and he scored the game-winning run in the ninth from second on a single by Jacque Jones.
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Torii Hunter is called safe at home to the dismay of Jose Valverde and Kelly Stinnett. (Matt York/AP)
After selecting Justin Upton with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft earlier in the day, the Diamondbacks celebrated with a four-run outburst in inning No. 1 Tuesday. But the club couldn't make the lead stick as Arizona fell for the sixth time in seven games.
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MIN
Minnesota (34-22)
Won 2
Minnesota 9, Arizona 8   ARI
Arizona (31-28)
Lost 1
June 7, 2005
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Minnesota
0 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 1   9 13 0
Arizona
4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0   8 13 1
Standings through 6/7/05  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4013010.286
Abernathy, 2B4010102.294
Rincon, P0000000.000
Nathan, P0000000.000
Mauer, C5000003.291
Hunter, CF5442000.280
Jones, J, RF5021001.293
LeCroy, 1B2011001.262
b-Morneau, PH-1B1100101.283
Cuddyer, 3B3312202.261
Castro, SS4120000.260
Radke, P1000000.000
a-Williams, PH10100001.000
Guerrier, P0000000.000
Mulholland, P0000000.000
c-Ryan, PH1000010.500
Rodriguez, 2B0000000.308
Totals3691394210 

a-Singled for Radke in the 6th. b-Walked for LeCroy in the 7th. c-Struck out for Mulholland in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (15, Estes).
HR: Hunter 2 (9, 4th inning off Estes, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Herges, 0 on, 1 out), Cuddyer (3, 7th inning off Herges, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart; Abernathy; Hunter 11; Jones, J 2; LeCroy; Cuddyer 4; Castro 2; Williams.
RBI: Hunter 2 (36), Stewart 3 (28), LeCroy (17), Cuddyer 2 (18), Jones, J (27).
2-out RBI: Hunter; Stewart 2; Cuddyer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Abernathy 2; Cuddyer.
S: Radke.
SF: Stewart; LeCroy.
GIDP: Mauer.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hunter (4, 2nd base by Valverde/Stinnett).

FIELDING
DP: (Castro-Morneau).

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, 2B5110000.294
Tracy, 1B5130000.279
Gonzalez, L, LF5223012.313
Glaus, 3B4100112.246
Green, RF4121011.266
Cruz, CF4120001.250
Clayton, SS3021012.233
b-Cintron, PH-SS1000012.286
Snyder, C3000012.226
c-Clark, PH1113000.374
Valverde, P0000000.000
Estes, P2000000.000
Koplove, P0000000.000
a-McCracken, PH1000001.204
Herges, P0000000.000
d-Stinnett, PH-C1000000.250
Totals3981381613 

a-Flied out for Koplove in the 6th. b-Struck out for Clayton in the 8th. c-Homered for Snyder in the 8th. d-Popped out for Herges in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, L (15, Radke), Green (13, Radke), Clayton (12, Radke).
HR: Gonzalez, L (9, 5th inning off Radke, 0 on, 1 out), Clark (8, 8th inning off Rincon, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Counsell; Tracy 3; Gonzalez, L 6; Green 3; Cruz 2; Clayton 3; Clark 4.
RBI: Gonzalez, L 3 (38), Green (26), Clayton (18), Clark 3 (30).
2-out RBI: Clayton; Clark 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snyder; Clayton.
GIDP: Gonzalez, L.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Cintron (3, missed catch).
DP: (Clayton-Counsell-Tracy).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke 5.08550314.03
Guerrier 1.01000003.00
Mulholland (H, 3)1.01000003.68
Rincon (BS, 4)(W, 3-2)1.02331213.20
Nathan (S, 17)1.01000102.77
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Estes 5.28553114.46
Koplove (BS, 2)0.11000005.10
Herges 2.02331125.04
Valverde (L, 1-3)1.02100006.43

Balk: Koplove.
Pitches-strikes: Radke 77-57, Guerrier 15-10, Mulholland 9-5, Rincon 24-16, Nathan 15-10, Estes 96-60, Koplove 4-4, Herges 29-19, Valverde 14-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Radke 8-4, Guerrier 1-2, Mulholland 3-0, Rincon 0-1, Nathan 1-1, Estes 12-4, Koplove 1-0, Herges 1-4, Valverde 3-0.
Batters faced: Radke 23, Guerrier 4, Mulholland 3, Rincon 6, Nathan 4, Estes 27, Koplove 2, Herges 9, Valverde 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Koplove 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, R to L.
T: 2:53.
Att: 27,901.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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