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Twins walk off winners
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Twins 4, Rays 3
Justin Morneau rounds third base after his two-run homer in the first inning.  (Jim Mone/AP)
Justin Morneau's walk-off RBI fielder's-choice grounder lifted the Twins to a win. Morneau drilled a two-run home run in the first inning. Francisco Liriano allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (8-13)
Lost 1
Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 3   MIN
Minnesota (10-11)
Won 1
April 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   3 9 1
Minnesota
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 9 0
Standings thru 4/28/09  |  Recap: TB | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Twins stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .151
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .274
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .365
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .256
Aybar, W, DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .160
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .219
  a-Zobrist, PH-RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .275
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .176
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .378
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .296
Totals 33 3 9 3 4 6 14  

a-Homered for Kapler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kapler (6, Liriano, F), Aybar, W (2, Liriano, F), Longoria (10, Liriano, F).
HR: Zobrist (4, 9th inning off Nathan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Kapler 2; Pena, C; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Longoria (18), Aybar, W (1), Zobrist (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D; Iwamura; Upton, B; Aybar, W; Crawford, C.
SF: Aybar, W.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B 2 (5, 2nd base off Liriano, F/Morales, J, 3rd base off Liriano, F/Morales, J), Crawford, C (7, 2nd base off Mijares/Morales, J).
CS: Pena, C (1, 2nd base by Liriano, F/Morales, J).
PO: Pena, C (1st base by Liriano, F).

FIELDING
E: Pena, C (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C, Pena, C-Bartlett-Shields, Pena, C-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .303
Casilla, A, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .185
  a-Harris, B, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .314
Morneau, DH 5 1 1 3 0 1 4 .298
Kubel, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .310
  1-Young, D, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Crede, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .210
Cuddyer, RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 .216
Buscher, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .222
Morales, J, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .375
Punto, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .228
Totals 31 4 9 4 6 5 22  

a-Walked for Casilla, A in the 9th.
1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Casilla, A (1, Shields).
HR: Morneau (5, 1st inning off Shields, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Morales, J 2; Cuddyer; Span; Buscher; Crede; Kubel; Morneau 4; Casilla, A 2.
RBI: Morneau 3 (17), Buscher (2).
2-out RBI: Buscher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morales, J 2; Morneau.
SAC: Punto.
GIDP: Cuddyer, Buscher, Punto.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young, D (1, 3rd base by Percival/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Crede-Casilla, A-Buscher).
Pickoffs: Liriano, F (Pena, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.2 7 3 3 4 4 1 3.74
Shouse 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Percival 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.38
Howell (L, 0-2) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.00
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 0 6.04
Guerrier (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Mijares (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Nathan (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 2.57

Shouse pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Shouse, Percival, Howell.
IBB: Kubel (by Shields).
HBP: Buscher (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 100-62, Shouse 7-4, Percival 16-9, Howell 20-11, Liriano, F 96-57, Guerrier 5-2, Mijares 16-10, Nathan 23-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 7-5, Shouse 2-0, Percival 0-1, Howell 2-0, Liriano, F 8-4, Guerrier 0-1, Mijares 0-0, Nathan 2-1.
Batters faced: Shields 29, Shouse 2, Percival 3, Howell 5, Liriano, F 27, Guerrier 1, Mijares 4, Nathan 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0, Percival 1-0, Guerrier 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:57.
Att: 18,974.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009

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