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'Franchise' tags Orioles
O's blanked in finale
Erik Bedard allowed two runs on five hits and struck out nine, but his offense was unable to lend a hand. The Orioles needed until the fifth inning to record their first hit, and they waited 'til the eighth to get their second, a single by Corey Patterson, who stole his league-leading 27th base.
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Twins 4, Orioles 0
Rookie southpaw Francisco Liriano has been dubbed "Franchise" by his teammates. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Series at a glance:
Twins ride rookie's gem
Francisco Liriano threw seven shutout innings of one-hit ball in yet another impressive outing. Justin Morneau avenged Ron Gardenhire with a home run in the first at-bat following the manager's ejection for arguing balls and strikes in the fourth. Three two-out hits in the sixth added a pair of runs.
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 Morneau's home run
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 11, 2006
TEX 4
BOS 5
F
BAL
Baltimore (29-35)
Lost 1
Minnesota 4, Baltimore 0   MIN
Minnesota (28-34)
Won 1
June 11, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   4 8 1
Standings thru 6/11/06  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Twins Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3000113.315
Mora, 3B4000011.293
Tejada, SS4010011.332
Hernandez, C4000001.295
Millar, 1B4000021.240
Lopez, J, DH3010010.285
Conine, LF3000011.229
Patterson, CF3010011.287
Matos, RF1000200.193
Totals29030389 

BATTING
2B: Tejada (12, Nathan).
TB: Tejada 2; Lopez, J; Patterson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts 2; Millar.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson (27, 2nd base off Rincon/Mauer), Matos (4, 2nd base off Liriano/Mauer).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4021000.282
Ford, LF3000101.228
Mauer, C4110013.386
Cuddyer, RF4000044.272
Morneau, 1B4122023.255
Hunter, CF4010011.257
White, DH3000111.190
Batista, 3B4110022.236
Punto, SS2111100.310
Totals3248431115 

BATTING
2B: Batista (12, Britton), Punto (5, Britton).
HR: Morneau (14, 4th inning off Bedard, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo 2; Mauer; Morneau 5; Hunter; Batista 2; Punto 2.
RBI: Morneau 2 (47), Punto (5), Castillo (21).
2-out RBI: Morneau 2; Punto; Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Batista; Morneau 2; Ford.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (5, 2nd base off Britton/Hernandez).

FIELDING
E: Mauer (2, throw).
DP: (Punto-Castillo-Morneau).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (L, 5-6)5.05223915.69
Britton 1.03220003.15
Rleal 1.00000203.38
Chen 1.00000007.62
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano (W, 5-1)7.01002602.10
Rincon 1.01001101.71
Nathan 1.01000101.96

Pitches-strikes: Bedard 115-73, Britton 19-13, Rleal 15-12, Chen 9-6, Liriano 98-62, Rincon 19-11, Nathan 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 4-2, Britton 0-3, Rleal 1-0, Chen 0-3, Liriano 9-6, Rincon 1-1, Nathan 2-0.
Batters faced: Bedard 23, Britton 6, Rleal 3, Chen 3, Liriano 23, Rincon 5, Nathan 4.
EjectionsMinnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire ejected by HP umpire Ed Rapuano. (4th).
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:37.
Att: 25,438.

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