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Nathan takes loss
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Yankees 5, Twins 4
Francisco Liriano allowed just one run in six innings. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
The Twins were three outs away from their first win at the new Yankee Stadium, holding a lead given them by Justin Morneau, who celebrated his 28th birthday with two homers, and Joe Mauer, who also went deep. But All-Star closer Joe Nathan suffered his second blown save of the year and took his first loss.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (18-18)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 4   NYY
NY Yankees (18-17)
Won 3
May 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0   4 9 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3   5 10 0
Standings thru 5/15/09  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 2 0 1 0 3 0 2 .302
Tolbert, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .171
Mauer, C 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 .438
Morneau, 1B 5 2 2 2 0 1 2 .317
Kubel, DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .339
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .268
Crede, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232
  Harris, B, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .314
Gomez, C, CF 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .207
Punto, SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .198
Totals 33 4 9 4 7 7 24  

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (6, Hughes, P).
HR: Morneau 2 (11, 2nd inning off Hughes, P, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Hughes, P, 0 on, 2 out), Mauer (5, 7th inning off Coke, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Harris, B; Span; Punto; Kubel 2; Morneau 8; Mauer 4.
RBI: Morneau 2 (31), Punto (9), Mauer (15).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto; Span; Tolbert 2.
SAC: Gomez, C.
SF: Punto.
GIDP: Mauer.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (4, 2nd base off Albaladejo/Cash).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Span (Swisher at 2nd base).
DP: (Tolbert-Morneau).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .270
Damon, LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .313
  Gardner, B, CF 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 .256
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .213
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 1 0 0 0 4 1 3 .136
  1-Pena, R, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 7 .255
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 6 .248
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .308
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 4 .330
Cash, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143
Totals 34 5 10 5 10 7 27  

1-Ran for Rodriguez, Al in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cash (1, Liriano, F), Teixeira (6, Crain).
3B: Gardner, B (2, Nathan).
HR: Jeter (5, 5th inning off Liriano, F, 0 on, 1 out), Gardner, B (2, 7th inning off Crain, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cash 2; Teixeira 3; Jeter 4; Gardner, B 8; Swisher; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Jeter (15), Gardner, B (8), Teixeira (20), Cabrera, Me 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Gardner, B; Cabrera, Me 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Me 2; Matsui 2; Swisher 2.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F 6.0 4 1 1 6 6 1 5.21
Crain (H, 2) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 1 8.44
Mijares (H, 4) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.53
Nathan (BS, 2)(L, 1-1) 0.2 3 3 3 2 1 0 3.07
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P 5.0 6 3 3 4 2 2 7.56
Albaladejo 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.00
Coke 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.77
Tomko 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Ramirez, E 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 4.96
Veras (W, 2-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.89

IBB: Cano (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 101-51, Crain 19-10, Mijares 23-13, Nathan 27-14, Hughes, P 93-50, Albaladejo 21-13, Coke 13-9, Tomko 12-6, Ramirez, E 27-15, Veras 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 4-2, Crain 1-1, Mijares 0-2, Nathan 1-0, Hughes, P 6-3, Albaladejo 1-0, Coke 2-0, Tomko 1-1, Ramirez, E 2-0, Veras 0-0.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 26, Crain 5, Mijares 6, Nathan 7, Hughes, P 24, Albaladejo 5, Coke 3, Tomko 3, Ramirez, E 6, Veras 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Mijares 2-0, Ramirez, E 1-0, Veras 1-0.
Ejections: New York Yankees left fielder Johnny Damon ejected by HP umpire Wally Bell (3rd)
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:37.
Att: 43,856.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009

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