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Rays 7, Twins 2
Kevin Slowey picked up his 11th loss of the season on Saturday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
A rough road trip became a little bit rougher on Saturday when the Twins fell at Tropicana Field to the Rays, who clinched their first playoff berth in club history. Minnesota starter Kevin Slowey exited after giving up five earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (83-72)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 2   TB
Tampa Bay (92-61)
Won 2
September 20, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 X   7 11 2
Standings thru 9/20/08  |  Recap: MIN | TB  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .300
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .293
Mauer, C 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .329
Morneau, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .310
Cuddyer, DH 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .289
Harris, B, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .261
Punto, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .283
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .255
Totals 33 2 7 2 5 8 22  

BATTING
2B: Morneau (46, Kazmir).
TB: Gomez, C; Morneau 2; Span; Mauer 2; Casilla, A; Young, D.
RBI: Span (42), Casilla, A (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto; Harris, B; Cuddyer; Span; Young, D; Mauer.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

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

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .276
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .280
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 .249
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .281
Floyd, C, DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .280
Navarro, D, C 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .292
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249
  a-Baldelli, PH-RF 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .258
Hinske, LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .245
  b-Upton, B, PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Perez, F, CF-LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .244
Totals 33 7 11 7 4 7 14  

a-Walked for Gross in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Hinske in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (23, Slowey), Navarro, D (25, Slowey), Bartlett (22, Slowey), Longoria (30, Slowey).
HR: Perez, F (3, 6th inning off Reyes, De, 0 on, 0 out), Floyd, C (11, 7th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Floyd, C 5; Pena, C 2; Navarro, D 4; Hinske; Perez, F 4; Iwamura.
RBI: Pena, C 2 (98), Longoria (82), Navarro, D (50), Baldelli (10), Perez, F (6), Floyd, C (38).
2-out RBI: Pena, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Perez, F 2.
GIDP: Upton, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Iwamura (6, 2nd base by Slowey/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (16, throw), Baldelli (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Perez, F (Morneau at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Perez, F-Pena, C-Bartlett, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey (L, 12-11) 4.1 9 5 5 3 3 0 3.85
Reyes, De 1.2 1 1 1 1 3 1 2.40
Guerrier 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.89
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 12-7) 6.0 5 0 0 1 5 0 3.36
Balfour 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.49
Howell 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.29
Percival 0.1 1 2 0 1 0 0 4.85
Miller, T 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.54

IBB: Floyd, C (by Slowey).
HBP: Cuddyer (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 103-66, Reyes, De 24-12, Guerrier 23-14, Kazmir 93-59, Balfour 23-12, Howell 25-11, Percival 18-8, Miller, T 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Slowey 3-2, Reyes, De 1-0, Guerrier 3-1, Kazmir 4-3, Balfour 0-0, Howell 1-1, Percival 1-0, Miller, T 1-0.
Batters faced: Slowey 24, Reyes, De 6, Guerrier 7, Kazmir 23, Balfour 5, Howell 5, Percival 4, Miller, T 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 3-1, Miller, T 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:26.
Att: 36,048.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 20, 2008
September 20, 2008

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