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Yankees 10, Twins 2
Carlos Gomez robbed Alex Rodriguez of a grand slam in the fourth inning. (Jim Mone/AP)
Michael Cuddyer's solo shot in the second inning and two infield singles was all the offense the Twins could mount off CC Sabathia. Scott Baker was knocked out having allowed five runs on nine hits over three-plus innings, and Minnesota pitchers walked seven.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (49-34)
Won 1
NY Yankees 10, Minnesota 2   MIN
Minnesota (43-41)
Lost 1
July 7, 2009
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NY Yankees
1 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 0   10 16 0
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 7/7/09  |  Recap: NYY | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Twins stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 2 1 0 1 1 2 .313
  Ransom, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .177
Damon, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .284
  a-Cabrera, Me, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Teixeira, 1B 6 1 4 1 0 0 3 .281
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .246
  Hinske, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Matsui, DH 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 .268
Swisher, RF 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 .243
Cano, 2B 5 2 2 2 0 0 4 .305
Gardner, B, CF 5 2 3 2 0 1 1 .287
Cervelli, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .269
Totals 40 10 16 10 7 7 24  

a-Popped out for Damon in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cano (22, Baker, S), Cervelli (3, Dickey).
3B: Gardner, B (5, Dickey).
TB: Cano 3; Teixeira 4; Matsui; Jeter; Damon; Cervelli 3; Gardner, B 5; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher.
RBI: Matsui (39), Cervelli 2 (9), Teixeira (62), Rodriguez, Al (44), Swisher (44), Cano 2 (45), Gardner, B 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Matsui; Teixeira; Swisher; Cano 2; Gardner, B 2; Cervelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Rodriguez, Al; Cano 2; Jeter; Ransom.
SF: Cervelli; Rodriguez, Al.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team RISP: 7-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .290
Harris, B, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .270
Mauer, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .384
  Morales, J, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .344
Morneau, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320
  Tolbert, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183
Cuddyer, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .277
Crede, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
Young, D, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .270
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Punto, 2B 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .218
Totals 31 2 4 2 2 3 9  

BATTING
HR: Cuddyer (14, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cuddyer 4; Harris, B; Span; Young, D.
RBI: Cuddyer (46), Harris, B (23).
2-out RBI: Harris, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Harris, B-Punto-Tolbert).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 8-5) 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 3.70
Tomko 2.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.12
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S (L, 6-7) 3.0 9 5 5 2 4 0 5.31
Duensing 2.2 2 4 4 4 1 0 6.75
Dickey 3.1 5 1 1 1 2 0 2.94

Baker, S pitched to 3 batters in the 4th.

Game Scores: Sabathia , Baker, S .
WP: Dickey.
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 100-68, Tomko 29-18, Baker, S 86-58, Duensing 53-28, Dickey 55-32.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-2, Tomko 4-2, Baker, S 1-3, Duensing 1-3, Dickey 3-3.
Batters faced: Sabathia 25, Tomko 8, Baker, S 20, Duensing 14, Dickey 15.
Inherited runners-scored: Duensing 3-2, Dickey 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:16.
Att: 29,540.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009

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