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Twins take finale
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Twins 4, Rays 1
Joe Mauer scores on Mike Redmond's fourth-inning single. (Steve Nesius/AP)
The Twins put together a four-run fourth when Mike Redmond hit an RBI single, two runs scored on Adam Everett's infield hit and an error, and Carlos Gomez hit an RBI bunt single. Minnesota remains 2 1/2 games behind Chicago in the AL Central.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (84-72)
Won 1
Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (92-62)
Lost 1
September 21, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 2
Standings thru 9/21/08  |  Recap: MIN | TB  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .298
Casilla, A, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .289
Mauer, DH 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .330
Morneau, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .308
Kubel, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271
Redmond, M, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .287
Buscher, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .302
  Punto, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Everett, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .213
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .256
Totals 35 4 7 3 4 4 17  

BATTING
2B: Mauer (30, Sonnanstine).
3B: Mauer (3, Sonnanstine).
TB: Redmond, M 2; Span; Gomez, C; Everett; Mauer 5.
RBI: Redmond, M (12), Everett (20), Gomez, C (56).
2-out RBI: Everett; Gomez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2; Casilla, A; Redmond, M; Gomez, C.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Everett-Casilla, A-Morneau 2).
Pickoffs: Liriano, F (Upton, B at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 .277
Zobrist, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .227
Pena, C, DH 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .249
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .278
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .257
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .262
  Ruggiano, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
  a-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
Johnson, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200
Hernandez, M, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .222
Perez, F, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .234
Totals 28 1 5 1 4 10 11  

a-Struck out for Ruggiano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (35, Liriano, F).
TB: Hernandez, M; Upton, B 4; Baldelli.
RBI: Pena, C (99).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Johnson, D.
SF: Pena, C.
GIDP: Zobrist 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton, B (16, 2nd base by Liriano, F/Redmond, M).
PO: Upton, B (1st base by Liriano, F).

FIELDING
E: Longoria 2 (11, throw, throw).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Gomez, C at 1st base).
DP: (Upton, B-Johnson, D).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F (W, 6-3) 7.0 5 1 1 4 7 0 3.39
Mijares (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
Nathan (S, 38) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.42
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (L, 13-8) 6.2 7 4 2 2 4 0 4.27
Miller, T 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Percival 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.74
Hammel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.48

WP: Sonnanstine.
HBP: Pena, C (by Liriano, F).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 110-63, Mijares 11-6, Nathan 17-10, Sonnanstine 100-66, Miller, T 1-1, Percival 19-9, Hammel 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 6-5, Mijares 2-0, Nathan 1-0, Sonnanstine 8-6, Miller, T 0-0, Percival 2-1, Hammel 2-1.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 28, Mijares 3, Nathan 3, Sonnanstine 30, Miller, T 1, Percival 5, Hammel 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller, T 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:32.
Att: 36,048.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 21, 2008
September 21, 2008

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