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Extra innings unkind
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Yankees 6, Twins 4
Michael Cuddyer slides home safely on Brian Buscher's RBI double in the eighth. (AP)
The Twins came back from an early deficit to take the lead in the eighth, thanks to Justin Morneau's homer and Brian Buscher's RBI double. But Nick Blackburn allowed the game-tying run in the eighth, and Craig Breslow gave up a walk-off shot in the 11th. Joe Mauer homered in defeat.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (18-19)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 6, Minnesota 4   NYY
NY Yankees (19-17)
Won 4
May 16, 2009
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Minnesota
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   4 8 0
NY Yankees
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   6 7 0
Standings thru 5/16/09  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 .292
Harris, B, 2B 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 .289
Mauer, DH 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .423
Morneau, 1B 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 .324
Kubel, LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 2 .341
Cuddyer, RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 6 .260
Buscher, 3B 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 .220
Redmond, M, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .255
  1-Gomez, C, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
  Morales, J, C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333
Punto, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200
Totals 38 4 8 4 7 9 23  

1-Ran for Redmond, M in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Buscher (2, Coke).
HR: Mauer (6, 4th inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 0 out), Morneau (12, 8th inning off Coke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Redmond, M; Buscher 2; Punto; Kubel 2; Morneau 5; Mauer 4.
RBI: Buscher 2 (7), Mauer (16), Morneau (32).
2-out RBI: Buscher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B 3; Punto; Morales, J.
SAC: Punto.
SF: Buscher.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (9, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Cervelli).

FIELDING
DP: (Morneau-Punto-Blackburn).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .266
Damon, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .312
Teixeira, DH 4 2 4 4 1 0 0 .238
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 .154
Swisher, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Cabrera, Me, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Cervelli, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262
  1-Pena, R, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280
  Cash, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Totals 34 6 7 6 5 5 9  

a-Doubled for Cervelli in the 8th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (7, Blackburn), Matsui (7, Blackburn).
HR: Teixeira (8, 3rd inning off Blackburn, 2 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, Al (2, 11th inning off Breslow, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Teixeira 8; Matsui 2; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 4.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (24), Rodriguez, Al 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Swisher.
SAC: Jeter.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jeter (1, 2nd base by Blackburn/Redmond, M).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gardner, B (Cuddyer at 1st base).
DP: (Gardner, B-Cervelli-Jeter).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 7.2 6 4 4 3 4 1 4.38
Guerrier 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.92
Breslow (L, 1-2) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 7.11
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 6.0 3 2 2 4 6 1 3.76
Veras (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.75
Coke (BS, 2) 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.60
Ramirez, E 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.86
Rivera 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.93
Aceves, A (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45

Breslow pitched to 2 batters in the 11th.

WP: Guerrier.
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 111-66, Guerrier 28-19, Breslow 9-4, Chamberlain 108-66, Veras 11-5, Coke 30-17, Ramirez, E 10-3, Rivera 29-21, Aceves, A 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 11-3, Guerrier 2-3, Breslow 0-0, Chamberlain 4-7, Veras 1-0, Coke 1-1, Ramirez, E 0-0, Rivera 2-0, Aceves, A 2-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 30, Guerrier 7, Breslow 3, Chamberlain 24, Veras 3, Coke 7, Ramirez, E 2, Rivera 8, Aceves, A 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 1-0, Coke 2-0, Ramirez, E 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:35.
Att: 45,455.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 16, 2009
May 16, 2009

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