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Catwalk gives Twins gritty win over Rays

In a bizarre twist in a wild finale, Jason Kubel hit a popup off the catwalk at the Trop to give the Twins a series split vs. the Rays. The Twins showed heart, taking the win despite surrendering a six-run lead in the eighth.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Repko, CF5221001.319
Casilla, A, 2B5120002.264
Mauer, DH3111210.318
Young, D, LF5221004.331
Kubel, RF5122003.263
Cuddyer, 1B5021003.273
Valencia, 3B5000014.347
Hardy, J, SS4131000.270
Butera, C4011013.205
Rodriguez, S, 2B-RF3120000.260
c-Zobrist, PH1000011.270
Crawford, C, LF4000014.302
Longoria, 3B3100113.288
Aybar, W, DH3101111.253
Joyce, RF3000011.226
a-Bartlett, PH-SS1114000.239
Johnson, D, 1B3000100.111
Upton Jr., CF4121021.235
Brignac, SS-2B4000030.264
Shoppach, C2100020.190
b-Jaso, PH0000100.271
a-Homered for Joyce in the 8th. b-Walked for Shoppach in the 9th. c-Struck out for Rodriguez, S in the 9th.
2B: Casilla, A (2, Davis, W), Mauer (35, Davis, W), Young, D (33, Davis, W), Hardy, J (13, Davis, W), Butera (4, Davis, W), Repko (5, Benoit).
HR: Repko (3, 5th inning off Davis, W, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Butera 2; Hardy, J 4; Repko 6; Young, D 3; Kubel 2; Casilla, A 3; Mauer 2.
RBI: Mauer (57), Young, D (83), Kubel 2 (65), Hardy, J (22), Repko (6), Butera (9), Cuddyer (49).
2-out RBI: Hardy, J; Kubel; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butera; Cuddyer 2; Casilla, A; Valencia.
GIDP: Butera.
Team RISP: 7-for-19.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Casilla, A (2, 2nd base off Davis, W/Shoppach).

E: Butera (3, catcher interference), Cuddyer (4, fielding).
DP: (Cuddyer).

HR: Upton Jr. (10, 8th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 0 out), Bartlett (3, 8th inning off Mahay, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Upton Jr. 5; Rodriguez, S 2.
RBI: Upton Jr. (39), Aybar, W (30), Bartlett 4 (41).
2-out RBI: Aybar, W; Bartlett 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Longoria.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Upton Jr. (7, 2nd base by Slowey/Butera).

DP: (Rodriguez, S-Brignac-Johnson, D).

Mahay(BS, 1)0.01111013.66
Capps(W, 4-3)1.10001302.70
Davis, W6.010661214.45
Benoit(L, 0-1)1.03221001.14
Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Mahay pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Slowey 63, Davis, W 29.
WP: Choate.
IBB: Mauer (by Davis, W), Mauer (by Benoit).
HBP: Rodriguez, S (by Slowey), Shoppach (by Slowey).
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 114-73, Crain 8-4, Mahay 8-3, Capps 18-13, Davis, W 81-54, Choate 27-18, Benoit 23-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Slowey 4-5, Crain 0-0, Mahay 0-0, Capps 1-0, Davis, W 6-8, Choate 3-0, Benoit 2-1.
Batters faced: Slowey 30, Crain 1, Mahay 2, Capps 5, Davis, W 29, Choate 7, Benoit 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 3-1, Mahay 3-3, Capps 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35.
Att: 29,210.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 5, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media