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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 29, 2007
Mauer turns duel into rout
Johan, Joe dominate Tigers
Joe Mauer launched a grand slam off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning of the series opener. Johan Santana held the Tigers to one run through six innings, and Justin Morneau went 3-for-5.
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 Mauer's grand slam
Twins 11, Tigers 1
Joe Mauer hit his first career grand slam in the fifth inning off Justin Verlander. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Verlander falls in opener
Justin Verlander walked five batters and allowed six earned runs on four hits in five innings, including a grand slam by Joe Mauer in the series-opening loss. Placido Polanco went 3-for-4 with a solo shot.
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MIN
Minnesota (41-37)
Won 2
Minnesota 11, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (46-32)
Lost 1
June 29, 2007
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Minnesota
2 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4   11 9 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings thru 6/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Tigers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4210111.303
Bartlett, SS3310200.259
Mauer, C3214200.304
Cuddyer, 1B5101002.285
Morneau, DH5032010.281
  1-Ford, PR-DH0000000.247
Hunter, CF5121013.308
Kubel, LF5011014.247
Tyner, RF3100110.285
Punto, 3B3100121.212
Totals3611997711 


1-Ran for Morneau in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel (16, De La Cruz), Bartlett (9, De La Cruz).
HR: Mauer (4, 5th inning off Verlander, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Castillo; Bartlett 2; Mauer 4; Morneau 3; Hunter 2; Kubel 2.
RBI: Cuddyer (47), Morneau 2 (60), Mauer 4 (30), Kubel (27), Hunter (63).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Morneau; Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2.
Team LOB: 5.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000020.287
Polanco, 2B4131000.332
  1-Infante, PR-2B0000000.316
Sheffield, DH3010101.290
Ordonez, RF4010023.375
Guillen, SS4000004.320
Rodriguez, C4010002.280
Monroe, LF4000011.225
Thames, 1B3000021.231
Perez, 3B3000011.175
Totals331611813 


1-Ran for Polanco in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Polanco (18, Guerrier).
HR: Polanco (2, 6th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Polanco 7; Sheffield; Ordonez; Rodriguez.
RBI: Polanco (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Perez; Rodriguez; Ordonez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (11, 2nd base off Santana/Mauer), Polanco (3, 3rd base off Santana/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Perez (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Monroe (Kubel at 3rd base).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 9-6)6.05111612.76
Guerrier 2.01000101.85
Ortiz 1.00000105.40
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 9-3)5.04665513.18
McBride 2.00000103.50
De La Cruz 2.05522106.75

WP: Verlander, De La Cruz.
IBB: Mauer (by De La Cruz).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 94-62, Guerrier 29-19, Ortiz 16-13, Verlander 99-57, McBride 19-12, De La Cruz 43-27.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 4-8, Guerrier 1-4, Ortiz 0-2, Verlander 7-3, McBride 4-1, De La Cruz 2-2.
Batters faced: Santana 24, Guerrier 7, Ortiz 3, Verlander 24, McBride 6, De La Cruz 13.
EjectionsDetroit Tigers Batting Coach Lloyd McClendon ejected by HP umpire Marty Foster. (1st).
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 42,361.

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