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Twins hang on
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Twins 6, Rays 5
Livan Hernandez allowed three home runs in six innings on Wednesday. (AP)
Livan Hernandez was shaky in his six-inning start, but the Twins were able to put together enough offense to get the win. Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel each doubled, and Joe Mauer went 3-for-4. Carlos Gomez stole two bases in the win.
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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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