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First fuels Twins
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Twins 8, Rays 3
Nick Blackburn allowed two runs in seven solid innings on Wednesday. (Jim Mone/AP)
The Twins batted around and scored four runs in the first inning en route to the victory. Brendan Harris and Justin Morneau each had three hits and one RBI. Nick Blackburn earned his second straight win.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (8-14)
Lost 2
Minnesota 8, Tampa Bay 3   MIN
Minnesota (11-11)
Won 2
April 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1   3 10 2
Minnesota
4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/29/09  |  Recap: TB | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Twins stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 .158
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .284
Longoria, 3B 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .354
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .244
Burrell, DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .254
Zobrist, RF-SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .295
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .181
Iwamura, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288
  a-Aybar, W, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .148
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .368
  Gross, RF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .206
Totals 37 3 10 3 3 4 23  

a-Struck out for Iwamura in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (3, Blackburn), Zobrist (4, Breslow).
TB: Navarro, D; Gross; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 2; Burrell 3; Zobrist 3.
RBI: Longoria 2 (20), Gross (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Longoria 2; Aybar, W 2; Pena, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (8, 2nd base off Ayala/Morales, J).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura 2 (3, fielding, throw).
PB: Navarro, D (2).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .321
Harris, B, SS 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .350
Morneau, 1B 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .318
Kubel, DH 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .303
Crede, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .212
Cuddyer, RF 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 .224
Young, D, LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .241
Morales, J, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .349
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .174
Totals 35 8 12 5 4 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Crede (4, Kazmir), Morneau (6, Kazmir).
3B: Span (1, Kazmir).
TB: Cuddyer; Crede 2; Harris, B 3; Kubel; Morneau 4; Span 5.
RBI: Kubel (16), Cuddyer (7), Young, D (9), Harris, B (3), Morneau (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casilla, A; Young, D; Cuddyer.
SF: Young, D.
GIDP: Morales, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 3-2) 4.0 9 8 6 4 4 0 5.40
Cormier 4.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (W, 2-1) 7.0 8 2 2 1 3 0 4.02
Breslow 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
Ayala 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.73

WP: Kazmir 2.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 88-49, Cormier 49-34, Blackburn 104-70, Breslow 20-12, Ayala 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 4-4, Cormier 7-3, Blackburn 11-7, Breslow 0-0, Ayala 2-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Cormier 15, Blackburn 30, Breslow 5, Ayala 5.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35.
Att: 21,715.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
April 29, 2009
April 29, 2009

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