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Rays fall short
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Twins 6, Rays 5
James Shields struck out five against one walk on Wednesday. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
James Shields went five innings, striking out five and walking one, but the Twins scratched together five runs off him, three of which were earned. Carl Crawford, Eric Hinske and Shawn Riggans each homered in the loss at the Metrodome.
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Series at a glance:
  • Wed. 04/16: MIN 6, TB 5
  • Thu. 04/17: TB 7, MIN 3
TB
Tampa Bay (6-9)
Lost 3
Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 5   MIN
Minnesota (7-8)
Won 1
April 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0   5 10 1
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 4/16/08  |  Recap: TB | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Twins stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5000001.214
Crawford, LF5221011.239
Upton, CF4021020.304
Pena, 1B3000100.185
Longoria, 3B4000012.250
Hinske, RF4221000.333
Gomes, DH3010112.300
Riggans, C3122100.242
Bartlett, SS4010003.196
Totals355105359 

BATTING
2B: Crawford (1, Hernandez).
HR: Crawford (2, 3rd inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 1 out), Hinske (3, 4th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 1 out), Riggans (2, 6th inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Crawford 6; Upton 2; Hinske 5; Gomes; Riggans 5; Bartlett.
RBI: Crawford (8), Hinske (6), Upton (14), Riggans 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Riggans 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Crawford.
GIDP: Bartlett.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (2, 2nd base off Nathan/Mauer).
CS: Gomes (1, 2nd base by Hernandez/Mauer), Upton (3, 2nd base by Hernandez/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (3, throw).
DP: (Bartlett-Pena).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4120000.262
Span, RF4000022.250
Mauer, C4231000.300
Morneau, 1B3110112.231
Young, LF4110012.276
Kubel, DH4121002.280
Harris, 2B4021013.341
Lamb, 3B3001001.156
Punto, SS4000011.273
Totals3461141613 

BATTING
2B: Morneau (2, Shields), Kubel (2, Shields).
TB: Gomez 2; Mauer 3; Morneau 2; Young; Kubel 3; Harris 2.
RBI: Kubel (12), Harris (3), Mauer (8), Lamb (7).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Harris; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris 2; Span.
SF: Lamb.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez 2 (9, 2nd base off Shields/Riggans, 2nd base off Shields/Riggans), Young (4, 3rd base off Shields/Riggans).

FIELDING
E: Harris (4, fielding).
DP: (Punto-Morneau).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields 5.08531503.52
Birkins 1.10000100.00
Wheeler (L, 0-2)1.23110002.25
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.08533233.00
Reyes 1.10000100.00
Rincon (W, 1-0)0.21000105.79
Nathan (S, 5)1.01000100.00

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 96-59, Birkins 9-6, Wheeler 25-17, Hernandez 103-60, Reyes 14-9, Rincon 8-5, Nathan 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 6-4, Birkins 1-2, Wheeler 2-3, Hernandez 9-5, Reyes 1-2, Rincon 0-1, Nathan 1-1.
Batters faced: Shields 25, Birkins 4, Wheeler 7, Hernandez 27, Reyes 4, Rincon 3, Nathan 4.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:49.
Att: 20,209.

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