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Twins grab opener
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Twins 12, Orioles 2
Scott Baker picked up the win with six strong innings. (Gail Burton/AP)
After claiming the opener of a double dip in Baltimore, The Twins gained a half-game on the idle White Sox, who were rained out for the second straight day. Game 1 starter Scott Baker turned in a workmanlike performance in picking up his ninth win, and Justin Morneau bolstered his MVP case with four hits and two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (81-66)
Won 1
Minnesota 12, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (65-81)
Lost 1
September 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 5   12 14 0
Baltimore
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 9/13/08  |  Recap: MIN | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Orioles stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 5 2 2 4 1 0 2 .306
Casilla, A, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .295
  b-Cuddyer, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
  Tolbert, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Mauer, C 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 .322
  c-Ruiz, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .291
  Jorgensen, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Morneau, 1B 5 2 4 2 1 0 0 .315
Kubel, DH 4 0 1 1 1 1 4 .276
Young, D, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 6 .287
  1-Pridie, PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Buscher, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .305
  a-Harris, B, PH-3B 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .259
Punto, SS 4 1 1 0 1 2 6 .281
Gomez, C, CF 4 1 2 4 1 0 1 .255
Totals 39 12 14 12 10 5 26  

a-Walked for Buscher in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Casilla, A in the 9th. c-Struck out for Mauer in the 9th.
1-Ran for Young, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel (20, Cabrera, D), Morneau 2 (44, Cabrera, D, Burres), Gomez, C (21, McCrory).
HR: Span 2 (6, 3rd inning off Cabrera, D, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Castillo, A, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Span 8; Buscher; Young, D; Punto; Gomez, C 3; Kubel 2; Morneau 6; Casilla, A; Mauer.
RBI: Kubel (72), Span 4 (40), Morneau 2 (122), Buscher (46), Gomez, C 4 (48).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Gomez, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D 2; Punto; Span.
GIDP: Gomez, C, Young, D.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .293
Markakis, RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .300
Mora, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .282
Huff, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .314
Hernandez, Ra, C 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 .262
  Santos, O, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Scott, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266
Millar, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .237
Payton, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Fahey, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .229
  a-Cintron, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Totals 33 2 6 2 3 6 11  

a-Grounded out for Fahey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (44, Bonser).
TB: Payton; Roberts, B; Mora; Markakis 2; Hernandez, Ra; Huff.
RBI: Hernandez, Ra (64), Markakis (82).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, Ra; Markakis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott; Fahey; Mora.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Fahey (4, fielding).
DP: 3 (Fahey-Roberts, B-Millar 2, Roberts, B-Fahey-Millar).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S (W, 9-4) 6.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 3.57
Bonser 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.09
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.19
Mijares 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cabrera, D (L, 8-10) 5.1 7 4 3 5 1 1 5.25
Burres 1.0 1 3 3 3 1 0 6.34
Simon 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 8.10
McCrory 0.0 3 4 4 1 0 0 21.60
Castillo, A 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.80

McCrory pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

WP: Bonser, Cabrera, D.
IBB: Young, D (by Burres).
Pitches-strikes: Baker, S 94-56, Bonser 16-13, Guardado 5-4, Mijares 14-10, Cabrera, D 95-56, Burres 24-8, Simon 28-14, McCrory 23-13, Castillo, A 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, S 3-8, Bonser 1-1, Guardado 2-1, Mijares 1-1, Cabrera, D 8-4, Burres 1-0, Simon 3-0, McCrory 0-0, Castillo, A 1-1.
Batters faced: Baker, S 25, Bonser 5, Guardado 3, Mijares 3, Cabrera, D 27, Burres 6, Simon 8, McCrory 4, Castillo, A 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Burres 2-0, Simon 2-2, Castillo, A 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: R.J. Thompson.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:03.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 13, 2008
September 13, 2008

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