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Can't hold lead
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Blue Jays 7, Twins 5
Glen Perkins gave up two homers while striking out just one batter Tuesday. (AP)
Glen Perkins was handed an early lead, but struggled, allowing four runs on 10 hits in five innings. After the Twins lost the lead, the offense was shut down in the game's final five innings -- mustering just two hits.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (77-61)
Lost 1
Toronto 7, Minnesota 5   TOR
Toronto (71-66)
Won 3
September 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   5 9 0
Toronto
0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 X   7 17 0
Standings thru 9/2/08  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 1 1 1 0 2 2 .299
Casilla, A, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .299
Mauer, C 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .323
Morneau, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .311
Kubel, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278
Ruiz, R, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .302
Young, D, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .285
Buscher, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .309
  a-Macri, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .355
Punto, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .288
Totals 34 5 9 4 2 7 17  

a-Struck out for Buscher in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Span; Young, D 2; Punto; Kubel; Morneau; Casilla, A; Mauer 2.
RBI: Morneau (109), Young, D (59), Span (35), Mauer (67).
2-out RBI: Young, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Span.
SF: Mauer.
GIDP: Buscher.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (10, 2nd base off Purcey/Barajas), Span (14, 3rd base off Tallet/Barajas).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Span (Rios, A at 3rd base).
DP: (Punto-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Bautista, DH 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 .246
Rios, A, RF 5 1 4 2 0 1 1 .293
Wells, V, CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 1 .301
Barajas, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .256
Lind, LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .297
  1-Wilkerson, PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .218
Rolen, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .248
Overbay, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 3 .273
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .213
Totals 39 7 17 7 3 5 21  

1-Ran for Lind in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bautista (17, Bonser), Rios, A (41, Guerrier).
HR: Bautista (13, 5th inning off Perkins, 1 on, 0 out), Rios, A (11, 5th inning off Perkins, 0 on, 0 out), Overbay (12, 6th inning off Bonser, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 3; Scutaro 2; Bautista 8; Wells, V 2; Rios, A 8; Overbay 5.
RBI: Wells, V (64), Bautista 2 (49), Rios, A 2 (62), Overbay 2 (59).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald, Jo 2; Barajas; Rios, A; Overbay; Wilkerson 2.
GIDP: Bautista.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-McDonald, Jo-Overbay).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perkins 5.0 10 4 4 1 1 2 4.08
Bonser (BS, 1)(L, 3-7) 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 6.17
Crain 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.93
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.31
Guerrier 0.2 3 1 1 1 1 0 4.63
Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.35
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purcey 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 0 6.15
Tallet 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.13
Carlson (W, 5-1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.03
Downs, S (H, 21) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.25
Ryan, B (S, 26) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.57

Purcey pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

WP: Purcey.
IBB: Wells, V (by Guerrier).
HBP: Casilla, A (by Purcey).
Pitches-strikes: Perkins 88-56, Bonser 22-13, Crain 15-11, Reyes, De 3-3, Guerrier 16-9, Breslow 4-3, Purcey 86-47, Tallet 17-15, Carlson 16-13, Downs, S 10-6, Ryan, B 18-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perkins 6-5, Bonser 2-0, Crain 0-2, Reyes, De 0-0, Guerrier 1-0, Breslow 0-0, Purcey 2-1, Tallet 2-2, Carlson 3-3, Downs, S 2-0, Ryan, B 0-0.
Batters faced: Perkins 24, Bonser 6, Crain 4, Reyes, De 1, Guerrier 6, Breslow 1, Purcey 19, Tallet 7, Carlson 6, Downs, S 3, Ryan, B 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 2-0, Breslow 3-0, Tallet 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 21,254.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 2, 2008
September 2, 2008

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