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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 01, 2007
Rays of hope for Ponson
Pitcher beats TB again
If only Sidney Ponson could face the Devil Rays each start. The embattled veteran pitcher now has two victories this season, both coming against Tampa Bay. With his roster spot perhaps in jeopardy, Ponson responded with his best performance of the season by allowing just one run over seven innings.
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Twins 9, Devil Rays 1
Sidney Ponson pitched a season-high seven innings, retiring the final nine batters he faced. (AP)
Series at a glance:
Jackson remains winless
As Twins starter Sidney Ponson loves to face the Rays, Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson (0-4) would rather not face Minnesota. Two of Jackson's losses this season have come against the Twins, and both outings have been forgettable. After lasting just three innings vs. Minnesota on April 14, Jackson made it through only 1 1/3 innings Tuesday.
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MIN
Minnesota (15-11)
Won 1
Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (11-15)
Lost 1
May 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
2 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1   9 17 0
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 2
Standings thru 5/1/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B6230006.295
  1-Rodriguez, PR-2B0000000.179
Punto, 3B6120014.227
Mauer, C6031001.378
Cuddyer, RF2002014.284
  Rabe, RF2121000.217
Morneau, 1B6021027.275
Hunter, CF4210101.322
Kubel, LF3100112.250
Tyner, DH4131100.346
Bartlett, SS3111202.243
Totals4291775527 


1-Ran for Castillo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Punto (5, Jackson), Tyner (5, Ryu), Hunter (14, Salas), Morneau (7, Camp).
TB: Castillo 3; Punto 3; Mauer 3; Rabe 2; Morneau 3; Hunter 2; Tyner 4; Bartlett.
RBI: Mauer (13), Cuddyer 2 (19), Bartlett (5), Tyner (5), Morneau (16), Rabe (2).
2-out RBI: Rabe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 3; Castillo 3; Punto 2; Kubel.
SF: Cuddyer.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hunter (5, 2nd base off Jackson/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Bartlett-Morneau).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Baldelli, CF4010021.286
Dukes, DH1000201.234
Crawford, LF3000114.262
Wigginton, 3B4000014.243
Young, RF3111100.260
Upton, 2B3020110.377
Pena, 1B4000014.196
Navarro, C4000013.226
Harris, SS4010012.302
Totals301515819 

BATTING
HR: Young (4, 2nd inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Baldelli; Young 4; Upton 2; Harris.
RBI: Young (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton 2; Navarro; Harris 2.
GIDP: Pena.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Dukes (3, 2nd base by Ponson/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Jackson (1, throw), Upton (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Baldelli (Cuddyer at 3rd base).
DP: (Harris-Upton-Pena).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 2-3)7.05112516.67
Guerrier 1.00001102.25
Rincon 1.00002201.69
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 0-4)1.15642107.36
Lugo 1.200020011.88
Ryu 3.04000103.38
Salas 1.02111004.38
Camp 1.02110106.48
Stokes 0.24110107.71
Glover 0.10000107.30

HBP: Dukes (by Ponson), Kubel (by Ryu), Cuddyer (by Ryu).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 90-56, Guerrier 16-9, Rincon 25-14, Jackson 49-29, Lugo 30-14, Ryu 43-24, Salas 25-15, Camp 18-12, Stokes 24-16, Glover 5-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 7-8, Guerrier 1-1, Rincon 1-0, Jackson 2-1, Lugo 4-1, Ryu 5-2, Salas 1-2, Camp 1-1, Stokes 0-1, Glover 0-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 27, Guerrier 4, Rincon 5, Jackson 12, Lugo 7, Ryu 13, Salas 6, Camp 5, Stokes 6, Glover 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Lugo 3-1, Glover 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:57.
Att: 8,773.

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