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Comeback falls short
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Yankees 7, Twins 6
R.A. Dickey threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Glen Perkins. (Kathy Willens/AP)
The good news? The Twins' struggling bullpen allowed just one run. The bad? Starter Glen Perkins allowed six in the first inning. Minnesota mounted a valiant comeback, with Michael Cuddyer and Denard Span going deep, but it wasn't enough to avert a sweep.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (18-21)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 7, Minnesota 6   NYY
NY Yankees (21-17)
Won 6
May 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1   6 13 1
NY Yankees
6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 5/18/09  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 .288
Harris, B, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .296
Mauer, C 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .417
Morneau, 1B 5 0 4 1 0 1 1 .340
Crede, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .223
  1-Tolbert, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Kubel, DH 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .326
Cuddyer, RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .252
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 .242
Punto, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .196
  a-Redmond, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 39 6 13 6 5 4 23  

a-Grounded out for Punto in the 9th.
1-Ran for Crede in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Harris, B (4, Pettitte), Morneau 2 (11, Pettitte, Pettitte).
HR: Cuddyer (4, 4th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out), Span (2, 8th inning off Ramirez, E, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cuddyer 4; Harris, B 3; Span 5; Punto; Gomez, C 2; Morneau 6; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (17), Morneau (33), Cuddyer 2 (20), Span 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B 2; Kubel 2; Gomez, C 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez, C (4, 2nd base off Pettitte/Cervelli).
CS: Punto (1, 2nd base by Pettitte/Cervelli).

FIELDING
E: Punto (3, fielding).
PB: Mauer (2).
DP: (Punto-Harris, B-Morneau).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .275
Damon, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .322
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 2 4 0 0 1 .239
Rodriguez, Al, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .188
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .301
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .317
Pena, R, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Cervelli, C 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .375
Totals 34 7 13 7 2 4 14  

BATTING
2B: Cano (10, Perkins).
HR: Teixeira 2 (10, 1st inning off Perkins, 2 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Ayala, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, Al (4, 1st inning off Perkins, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pena, R; Cano 3; Teixeira 8; Jeter 2; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 4; Cervelli 2; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (28), Rodriguez, Al (8), Cabrera, Me (14), Cervelli (2).
2-out RBI: Cervelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon 4.
SAC: Cervelli 2.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (1, 2nd base by Dickey/Mauer).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perkins (L, 1-3) 0.2 7 6 6 0 0 2 5.36
Dickey 4.1 3 0 0 1 1 0 3.63
Ayala 1.1 3 1 1 1 2 1 5.71
Breslow 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.25
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 4-1) 6.2 12 4 4 1 3 1 4.18
Veras (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.61
Ramirez, E (H, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.19
Coke (S, 1) 1.1 0 1 1 2 1 0 4.76

Breslow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Coke.
Balk: Perkins.
HBP: Gomez, C (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: Perkins 34-21, Dickey 60-41, Ayala 22-16, Breslow 16-11, Crain 9-6, Pettitte 105-71, Veras 6-2, Ramirez, E 22-13, Coke 36-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perkins 0-2, Dickey 8-1, Ayala 1-1, Breslow 1-1, Crain 2-0, Pettitte 8-4, Veras 0-1, Ramirez, E 1-1, Coke 3-0.
Batters faced: Perkins 9, Dickey 15, Ayala 8, Breslow 3, Crain 3, Pettitte 33, Veras 2, Ramirez, E 4, Coke 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dickey 1-0, Breslow 1-0, Crain 1-0, Veras 2-0, Coke 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:29.
Att: 43,244.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009

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