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No help for Slowey
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Blue Jays 9, Twins 0
Righty Kevin Slowey threw 98 pitches in his outing on Thursday night. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Denard Span had two hits, but the Twins couldn't solve Jesse Litsch and ended their 14-game road trip by being swept by the Jays. The loss also saw Minnesota fall 1 1/2 games behind the idle White Sox in the AL Central standings.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (77-63)
Lost 3
Toronto 9, Minnesota 0   TOR
Toronto (73-66)
Won 5
September 4, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 X   9 17 0
Standings thru 9/4/08  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .299
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290
Mauer, DH 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .322
  a-Macri, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
Morneau, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .311
  b-Ruiz, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .296
Kubel, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
  c-Pridie, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Young, D, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287
Redmond, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Tolbert, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Punto, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288
Totals 30 0 4 0 2 3 9  

a-Flied out for Mauer in the 9th. b-Struck out for Morneau in the 9th. c-Lined out for Kubel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Punto (17, Litsch).
TB: Span 2; Young, D; Punto 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau.
GIDP: Casilla, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Tolbert-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 3 .304
Scutaro, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .264
Rios, A, RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .295
Wells, V, CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .300
Lind, DH 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .302
Barajas, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 .255
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .272
Rolen, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .250
Snider, LF 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 .467
Totals 38 9 17 9 1 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Inglett (12, Korecky), Lind (12, Humber).
HR: Snider (1, 5th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 0 out), Wells, V (16, 7th inning off Crain, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Barajas; Wells, V 5; Lind 4; Scutaro; Rios, A 2; Inglett 3; Rolen 2; Overbay; Snider 6.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (66), Snider 2 (2), Inglett 2 (33), Rios, A 2 (64), Lind (38).
2-out RBI: Snider; Wells, V; Rios, A 2; Lind.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas 3; Wells, V; Inglett.
SAC: Scutaro.
SF: Wells, V.
GIDP: Barajas.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Overbay-Scutaro-Overbay).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey (L, 11-9) 5.2 10 3 3 0 3 1 3.75
Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.33
Crain 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.04
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29
Korecky 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 6.75
Humber 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Litsch (W, 10-8) 9.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 3.76

HBP: Inglett (by Slowey).
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 98-67, Breslow 4-3, Crain 16-12, Reyes, De 5-3, Korecky 22-13, Humber 11-9, Litsch 115-78.
Groundouts-flyouts: Slowey 5-7, Breslow 0-0, Crain 0-1, Reyes, De 1-0, Korecky 0-1, Humber 2-0, Litsch 15-5.
Batters faced: Slowey 27, Breslow 1, Crain 3, Reyes, De 1, Korecky 5, Humber 5, Litsch 32.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 2-0, Humber 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:46.
Att: 25,128.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 4, 2008
September 4, 2008

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