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Box > Arizona 4, Minnesota 3
Bullpen battle goes to D-Backs
Despite a brilliant relief stint by Rheal Cormier and a two-run blast from Jacque Jones in the sixth, the Twins couldn't put another run on the board and missed out on a sweep.
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Craig Counsell leaps after forcing out Luis Rodriguez in the first inning. (Tom Hood/AP)
Rheal Cormier one-hit the Twins for two innings in relief of a solid outing from Javier Vazquez as a Jose Cruz Jr. homer and some classic small-ball were just enough to get the win.
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MIN
Minnesota (35-23)
Lost 1
Arizona 4, Minnesota 3   ARI
Arizona (32-29)
Won 1
June 9, 2005
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   3 5 0
Arizona
1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 X   4 7 0
Standings through 6/9/05  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4000012.289
Rodriguez, 2B4020010.364
Mauer, C4000002.287
Hunter, CF3100112.277
Jones, J, RF4112000.292
Morneau, 1B4111000.281
Cuddyer, 3B2000200.263
Castro, SS2000110.264
b-Ford, PH1010000.285
Lohse, P2000012.000
a-Ryan, PH1000000.429
Romero, P0000000.000
c-LeCroy, PH1000012.260
Totals323534610 

a-Grounded out for Lohse in the 7th. b-Singled for Castro in the 9th. c-Struck out for Romero in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Morneau (8, 5th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 1 out), Jones, J (8, 6th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Rodriguez 2; Jones, J 4; Morneau 4; Ford.
RBI: Morneau (30), Jones, J 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Jones, J 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stewart; LeCroy.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez-Morneau).

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, 2B4111012.293
Cintron, SS4022000.292
Clayton, SS0000000.228
Gonzalez, L, LF3000111.305
Glaus, 3B3010100.249
Green, RF3000104.259
Cruz, CF4111011.243
Tracy, 1B4110011.279
Snyder, C2110101.239
Vazquez, P1000000.261
a-McCracken, PH1000001.200
Cormier, P0000000.500
Lopez, P0000000.000
Bruney, P0000000.000
Totals294744411 

a-Flied out for Vazquez in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Cintron (9, Lohse).
3B: Counsell (1, Lohse).
HR: Cruz (8, 4th inning off Lohse, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Counsell 3; Cintron 3; Glaus; Cruz 4; Tracy; Snyder.
RBI: Cintron 2 (16), Cruz (19), Counsell (21).
2-out RBI: Cintron.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green 2.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Green.
Team LOB: 6.

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse (L, 5-4)6.07444314.43
Romero 2.00000101.50
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez (W, 6-4)6.03333324.39
Cormier (H, 7)2.01000201.67
Lopez (H, 6)0.20000009.77
Bruney (S, 6)0.11001106.04

WP: Vazquez.
IBB: Gonzalez, L (by Lohse).
Pitches-strikes: Lohse 101-59, Romero 25-17, Vazquez 112-66, Cormier 24-18, Lopez 3-2, Bruney 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 10-5, Romero 3-2, Vazquez 7-8, Cormier 3-1, Lopez 2-0, Bruney 0-0.
Batters faced: Lohse 28, Romero 6, Vazquez 24, Cormier 7, Lopez 2, Bruney 3.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, R to L.
T: 2:36.
Att: 22,139.

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