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Twins knock Jays out of park
Twins' bats come alive
The Twins rallied back from a four-run deficit with a trio of RBI singles in the fourth. But Shannon Stewart's second homer of the season gave Minnesota the lead in the fifth before a three-run seventh extended the gap. Torii Hunter capped things off with a grand slam.
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Twins 13, Blue Jays 4
Torii Hunter hit a grand slam with six RBIs in Wednesday's game. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays' arms knocked around
Toronto jumped out to an early lead when Troy Glaus and Lyle Overbay hit first-inning back-to-back homers. Glaus knocked an RBI single in the third, but Josh Towers exited after giving up five runs, four earned, in 4 2/3 innings against the Twins.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 05, 2006
MIN
Minnesota
Minnesota 13, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto
April 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 4 1 0 3 4 1   13 16 0
Toronto
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 12 2
Standings thru 4/5/06  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5221002.556
b-Cuddyer, PH-RF1000000.000
Castillo, 2B4320100.286
Punto, 2B0000000.000
Mauer, C4330100.375
White, R, DH4011026.143
Hunter, CF5346001.444
Morneau, 1B5111003.111
Batista, 3B3000122.167
a-Rodriguez, PH-3B11110001.000
Kubel, RF4011001.143
Ford, RF-LF1000000.000
Castro, SS4010101.333
Totals411316114416 

a-Homered for Batista in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Stewart in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (1, Chulk).
HR: Stewart (2, 5th inning off Towers, 0 on, 0 out), Hunter (1, 8th inning off Frasor, 3 on, 2 out), Rodriguez (1, 9th inning off Speier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stewart 5; Castillo 2; Mauer 3; White, R; Hunter 8; Morneau; Rodriguez 4; Kubel; Castro.
RBI: Hunter 6 (6), Morneau (1), Kubel (1), Stewart (2), White, R (2), Rodriguez (1).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Hunter 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro; Morneau; Kubel.
SF: White, R.
GIDP: Hunter.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (1, 2nd base off Frasor/Molina), Mauer (1, 2nd base off Towers/Molina).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hunter (Molina at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Hunter-Castro-Morneau, Castro-Castillo-Morneau).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adams, SS3110000.333
b-McDonald, PH-SS2000012.000
Catalanotto, LF3120001.667
c-Johnson, PH-LF1000000.500
Wells, CF4010003.222
Glaus, 3B4133010.500
Overbay, 1B3121001.429
d-Phillips, PH-1B1000002.000
Hillenbrand, DH4000011.286
Molina, C4010000.375
Hinske, RF2000001.000
a-Rios, PH-RF2010010.571
Hill, 2B4010010.125
Totals3741240511 

a-Struck out for Hinske in the 7th. b-Struck out for Adams in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Catalanotto in the 8th. d-Grounded out for Overbay in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto (1, Radke), Adams (1, Radke), Glaus (2, Liriano).
HR: Glaus (1, 1st inning off Radke, 1 on, 2 out), Overbay (1, 1st inning off Radke, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Adams 2; Catalanotto 3; Wells; Glaus 7; Overbay 5; Molina; Rios; Hill.
RBI: Glaus 3 (3), Overbay (1).
2-out RBI: Glaus 3; Overbay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips 2; McDonald.
GIDP: Hillenbrand.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Wells (1, throw), Adams (2, throw).
DP: (Glaus-Hill-Overbay).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke (W, 1-0)6.08440226.00
Liriano 2.02000300.00
Guerrier 1.02000000.00
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Towers (L, 0-1)4.210540317.71
Tallet 1.112220013.50
Chulk 1.01111009.00
Frasor 1.034411136.00
Speier 1.01110019.00

Tallet pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Chulk, Frasor.
Pitches-strikes: Radke 89-61, Liriano 28-22, Guerrier 18-13, Towers 70-48, Tallet 24-11, Chulk 18-9, Frasor 39-24, Speier 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Radke 9-7, Liriano 3-0, Guerrier 2-1, Towers 7-4, Tallet 4-0, Chulk 1-2, Frasor 2-0, Speier 2-1.
Batters faced: Radke 24, Liriano 8, Guerrier 5, Towers 23, Tallet 7, Chulk 5, Frasor 7, Speier 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Tallet 2-0, Chulk 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Joe Brinkman.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:49.
Att: 18,156.

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