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Orioles 7, Twins 3
Philip Humber reacts after allowing a home run in the fifth inning. (Gail Burton/AP)
The Twins' hope for a series sweep in Baltimore this weekend was undone by their pitchers' struggles to keep the ball in the park. Starter Nick Blackburn was taken deep four times and allowed six runs in his four innings on the mound, and a late rally fell short in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (82-67)
Lost 1
Baltimore 7, Minnesota 3   BAL
Baltimore (66-82)
Won 1
September 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 8 0
Baltimore
2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 9/14/08  |  Recap: MIN | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Orioles stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .304
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291
Mauer, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .322
  a-Ruiz, R, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .283
Morneau, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312
  Macri, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
Kubel, DH 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .277
  b-Cuddyer, PH-DH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254
  1-Pridie, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Young, D, LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .285
Buscher, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .305
  c-Harris, B, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .264
Punto, SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 .287
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .254
Totals 33 3 8 3 3 5 14  

a-Walked for Mauer in the 9th. b-Singled for Kubel in the 9th. c-Singled for Buscher in the 9th.
1-Ran for Cuddyer in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel (21, Liz).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B; Buscher; Punto 3; Kubel 2; Mauer.
RBI: Harris, B (48), Punto (27), Gomez, C (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D; Buscher; Casilla, A; Span.
SF: Gomez, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Punto-Casilla, A-Morneau, Morneau-Punto-Morneau).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .298
Jones, Ad, CF 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 .274
Markakis, RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 .302
Huff, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .314
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .259
Scott, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .266
Salazar, O, 1B 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 .244
Montanez, LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .321
Castro, Ju, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183
Totals 33 7 11 7 1 5 8  

BATTING
HR: Markakis 2 (20, 1st inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Humber, 0 on, 0 out), Salazar, O 2 (5, 2nd inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 1 out), Montanez (2, 4th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts, B 2; Scott; Salazar, O 8; Montanez 5; Markakis 8; Huff 2.
RBI: Markakis 3 (85), Salazar, O 3 (13), Montanez (11).
GIDP: Castro, Ju, Jones, Ad.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (L, 10-9) 4.0 9 6 6 0 2 4 3.89
Humber 2.2 1 1 1 1 2 1 4.15
Mijares 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liz (W, 6-5) 8.0 5 0 0 1 4 0 6.90
Sherrill 0.1 2 3 3 2 1 0 4.97
Miller, Ji 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Liz.
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 75-51, Humber 39-21, Mijares 25-18, Liz 109-66, Sherrill 21-9, Miller, Ji 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 7-0, Humber 1-2, Mijares 0-2, Liz 9-6, Sherrill 0-0, Miller, Ji 1-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 20, Humber 9, Mijares 5, Liz 29, Sherrill 5, Miller, Ji 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller, Ji 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 95 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 3 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 18,559.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 14, 2008
September 14, 2008

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