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Loss splits series
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Twins 4, Rays 1
Andy Sonnanstine gave up four runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings. (Steve Nesius/AP)
One day after his Rays clinched a playoff spot, Carlos Pena's sacrifice fly in the third inning drove in Tampa Bay's only run in the finale vs. the Twins at Tropicana Field. Starter Andy Sonnanstine allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
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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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