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Liriano struggles
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Rays 5, Twins 2
Francisco Liriano allowed four runs on seven hits in just four innings. (Steve Nesius/AP)
The Twins were unable to get much going against Rays pitching as they collected just two runs on six hits. Justin Morneau had Minnesota's lone RBI on a groundout. Francisco Liriano started strong, but had issues in the third inning and lasted just four frames for the third straight game.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (24-27)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2   TB
Tampa Bay (25-27)
Won 2
May 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 5/30/09  |  Recap: MIN | TB  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .300
Mauer, C 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .414
Morneau, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .344
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .277
Crede, 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .239
  Tolbert, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .189
Harris, B, SS-3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .275
Young, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .236
Gomez, C, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .219
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .170
Totals 34 2 6 2 3 15 19  

BATTING
2B: Mauer (7, Price), Harris, B (7, Price).
TB: Harris, B 2; Gomez, C; Morneau; Span; Mauer 2; Casilla, A.
RBI: Morneau (46), Casilla, A (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casilla, A 2; Crede; Cuddyer; Gomez, C; Span.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Crede-Casilla, A-Morneau, Casilla, A-Tolbert-Morneau, Tolbert-Casilla, A-Morneau).
Pickoffs: Liriano, F (Crawford, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .200
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 .329
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .332
Pena, C, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .231
Aybar, W, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .274
Zobrist, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .306
Dillon, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .250
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .181
Hernandez, M, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .289
Totals 29 5 9 5 5 6 8  

BATTING
HR: Dillon (1, 3rd inning off Liriano, F, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford, C (3, 7th inning off Dickey, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hernandez, M; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 6; Zobrist; Dillon 5.
RBI: Dillon (1), Crawford, C 2 (25), Longoria (55), Zobrist (26).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Zobrist; Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dillon 2.
GIDP: Longoria, Hernandez, M, Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 3-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crawford, C (1, 2nd base by Liriano, F/Mauer).
PO: Crawford, C (1st base by Liriano, F).

FIELDING
E: Price (1, throw).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F (L, 2-7) 4.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 6.60
Dickey 4.0 2 1 1 2 3 1 3.26
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (W, 1-0) 5.2 5 1 1 2 11 0 3.00
Balfour (H, 5) 2.2 1 1 1 1 3 0 5.48
Choate (S, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00

WP: Liriano, F 2.
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 93-56, Dickey 49-35, Price 108-76, Balfour 35-25, Choate 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 5-0, Dickey 5-1, Price 3-1, Balfour 3-2, Choate 1-0.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 19, Dickey 15, Price 25, Balfour 10, Choate 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0, Choate 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:54.
Att: 36,052.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 30, 2009
May 30, 2009

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