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Vazquez unable to build momentum

Javier Vazquez's last start was his best of 2010, but the righty couldn't bottle that success, taking his fifth loss of the season after allowing five runs and missing a chance to give the Yankees a sweep.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4020000.283
Gardner, B, CF4110012.293
Teixeira, 1B4120001.216
Rodriguez, Al, 3B4010004.284
Cano, 2B4022001.342
Swisher, RF4010011.295
Miranda, DH4000003.194
Cervelli, C4010010.330
Russo, LF3000001.250
Totals3521020313.277
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF5020011.290
Hudson, O, 2B3210202.293
Mauer, C4110113.338
Morneau, 1B2121100.377
Thome, DH2001103.235
Cuddyer, RF4110025.273
Kubel, LF4335002.233
Hardy, SS4010010.243
Casilla, A, 3B4010001.256
Totals3281275517.275
BATTING
2B: Teixeira (9, Blackburn), Cano (14, Blackburn).
TB: Cano 3; Teixeira 3; Jeter 2; Cervelli; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher.
RBI: Cano 2 (30).
2-out RBI: Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miranda 2.
GIDP: Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Teixeira-Jeter, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (11, Vazquez), Kubel (5, Vazquez), Span (10, Vazquez), Morneau (15, Vazquez).
3B: Hudson, O (2, Vazquez).
HR: Kubel 2 (5, 6th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Gaudin, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Hardy; Span 3; Hudson, O 3; Kubel 10; Morneau 3; Mauer; Casilla, A.
RBI: Morneau (35), Kubel 5 (27), Thome (17).
2-out RBI: Kubel 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson, O; Kubel.
SF: Morneau; Thome.
GIDP: Casilla, A, Mauer.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Mauer (2, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Hardy-Morneau, Morneau).

NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez(L, 3-5)5.28553216.86
Park0.12221008.71
Marte0.10000003.72
Gaudin1.22111318.53
Totals8.012885523.90
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn(W, 6-1)7.09220204.28
Mijares1.01000103.00
Burnett1.00000002.74
Totals9.010220303.83
Park pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Morneau (by Vazquez).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 112-64, Park 14-7, Marte 5-2, Gaudin 40-28, Blackburn 92-57, Mijares 19-12, Burnett 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 5-6, Park 1-0, Marte 0-0, Gaudin 1-0, Blackburn 9-4, Mijares 0-1, Burnett 2-1.
Batters faced: Vazquez 27, Park 4, Marte 1, Gaudin 7, Blackburn 28, Mijares 4, Burnett 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 2-0, Gaudin 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:00.
Att: 39,087.
Venue: Target Field.
May 27, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media