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Twins fall
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Rays 7, Twins 3
Boof Bonser struggled through four-plus innings on Thursday. (Hannah Foslien/AP)
Boof Bonser struggled through four innings before being relieved by Brian Bass, who in turn left after 14 pitches with a lower back strain. Justin Morneau and Matt Tolbert each doubled, and Carlos Gomex went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Rays.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (7-9)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3   MIN
Minnesota (7-9)
Lost 1
April 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0   7 11 0
Minnesota
0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0   3 8 2
Standings thru 4/17/08  |  Recap: TB | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Twins stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5210010.213
Crawford, LF5121001.250
Upton, CF4211120.300
Pena, 1B2000001.179
  Haynes, RF2012000.250
Longoria, 3B4021012.300
Hinske, RF-1B2111201.342
Gomes, DH4011004.294
DiFelice, C4000015.333
Bartlett, SS4120000.218
Totals3671173514 

BATTING
2B: Gomes (2, Bonser).
HR: Hinske (4, 2nd inning off Bonser, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 2; Upton; Haynes; Longoria 2; Hinske 4; Gomes 2; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Upton (15), Hinske (7), Longoria (3), Crawford (9), Haynes 2 (2), Gomes (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DiFelice 3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bartlett (1, 2nd base by Guerrier/Mauer).
PO: Crawford (1st base by Guerrier).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Longoria-Iwamura-Hinske 2).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4020010.275
Tolbert, SS4121001.419
Mauer, C4011002.296
Morneau, 1B3120100.255
Young, LF4011013.274
Kubel, DH4000011.259
Harris, 2B3000121.319
Lamb, 3B4000002.143
Span, RF3100011.222
Totals333832611 

BATTING
2B: Morneau (3, Hammel), Tolbert (2, Hammel).
TB: Gomez 2; Tolbert 3; Mauer; Morneau 3; Young.
RBI: Tolbert (2), Young (6), Mauer (9).
2-out RBI: Tolbert; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Young.
GIDP: Tolbert; Young.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (2, 2nd base off Hammel/DiFelice).

FIELDING
E: Span 2 (2, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Morneau-Harris).
Pickoffs: Guerrier (Crawford at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel (W, 1-1)6.06332504.26
Howell (S, 1)3.02000102.53
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (L, 1-3)4.07762014.70
Bass 0.11001103.18
Guerrier 3.23000305.79
Neshek 1.00000106.43

Bonser pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

WP: Hammel.
IBB: Hinske (by Bass).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 101-64, Howell 33-22, Bonser 72-46, Bass 14-7, Guerrier 44-33, Neshek 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hammel 7-6, Howell 8-0, Bonser 4-8, Bass 0-0, Guerrier 6-0, Neshek 0-2.
Batters faced: Hammel 26, Howell 9, Bonser 21, Bass 3, Guerrier 12, Neshek 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bass 3-2, Guerrier 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:48.
Att: 14,781.

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