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Baker sizzles as Mauer powers Twins to win

Scott Baker yielded just two runs over 6 2/3 innings, and Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with two RBIs vs. the Mariners as the Twins stayed 3 1/2 games ahead of the White Sox in the American League Central.


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Span, CF5020011.269
Hudson, O, 2B5220011.285
Mauer, DH5032011.330
Cuddyer, 1B4110103.274
Young, D, LF5110035.306
Valencia, 3B3112100.325
Repko, RF3110111.239
Casilla, A, SS4011013.283
Butera, C3001012.198
Suzuki, I, RF5120001.311
Figgins, 2B4012113.248
Branyan, DH4010112.238
Lopez, Jo, 3B4000003.240
Kotchman, 1B3110100.226
Gutierrez, F, CF4010003.246
Moore, A, C4010015.197
Tuiasosopo, LF3000122.188
Wilson, Jo, SS3111102.253
2B: Hudson, O 2 (21, Vargas, J, Olson), Mauer (40, Olson).
3B: Valencia (1, Vargas, J).
TB: Cuddyer; Repko; Valencia 3; Span 2; Young, D; Hudson, O 4; Casilla, A; Mauer 4.
RBI: Mauer 2 (69), Butera (11), Valencia 2 (22), Casilla, A (14).
2-out RBI: Casilla, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Butera 2; Young, D 2.
SF: Butera.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Repko (1, 2nd base off Olson/Moore, A).

E: Cuddyer (5, fielding).
DP: 2 (Valencia-Hudson, O-Cuddyer, Casilla, A-Hudson, O-Cuddyer).

3B: Suzuki, I (3, Baker, S).
TB: Moore, A; Figgins; Wilson, Jo; Suzuki, I 4; Kotchman; Gutierrez, F; Branyan.
RBI: Figgins 2 (32), Wilson, Jo (18).
2-out RBI: Wilson, Jo; Figgins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Jo; Figgins 2; Branyan.
GIDP: Lopez, Jo, Moore, A.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

E: Suzuki, I (4, throw), Wilson, Jo (14, throw).
PB: Moore, A (5).
Outfield assists: Gutierrez, F (Span at home).

Baker, S(W, 12-9)6.25223404.55
Flores, R(H, 5)0.12001002.93
Guerrier(H, 21)1.00000003.51
Vargas, J(L, 9-7)6.09541303.53
Flores, R pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Baker, S 57, Vargas, J 38.
WP: Aardsma.
Pitches-strikes: Baker, S 101-66, Flores, R 23-12, Guerrier 7-5, Rauch 26-14, Vargas, J 103-69, Olson 37-24, Aardsma 30-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, S 7-3, Flores, R 2-0, Guerrier 1-0, Rauch 2-0, Vargas, J 5-4, Olson 2-1, Aardsma 0-0.
Batters faced: Baker, S 27, Flores, R 5, Guerrier 2, Rauch 5, Vargas, J 27, Olson 9, Aardsma 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores, R 2-0, Guerrier 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 37,798.
Venue: Safeco Field.
August 27, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media