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Twins 6, Blue Jays 3
Scott Richmond allowed five runs in the first inning. (Darren Calabrese/ AP)
Scott Richmond continued his struggles early against the Twins, giving up five runs in the first, before settling down. Jose Bautista, in the game because of Aaron Hill leaving to be with his pregnant wife, hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Vernon Wells added an RBI single in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (69-68)
Won 1
Minnesota 6, Toronto 3   TOR
Toronto (61-76)
Lost 1
September 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   6 11 0
Toronto
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 9/7/09  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .310
Punto, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .221
Mauer, C 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 .369
Morneau, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .279
Kubel, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .308
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .268
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .264
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Buscher, 3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .221
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .195
Totals 37 6 11 6 3 4 11  

1-Ran for Young, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel 2 (29, Richmond, Carlson), Mauer (23, Richmond).
TB: Cuddyer; Span; Young, D; Punto; Kubel 4; Morneau; Casilla, A; Mauer 4.
RBI: Mauer 2 (82), Morneau (98), Cuddyer (68), Young, D (43), Span (54).
2-out RBI: Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Kubel; Punto; Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gomez, C (6, 2nd base by Camp/Barajas).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 .282
Hill, A, 2B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286
  Bautista, RF 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .221
Lind, DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .304
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .271
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .197
Snider, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .222
Inglett, RF-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .293
  McDonald, Jo, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Totals 34 3 8 3 2 11 13  

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (34, Manship), Overbay (28, Manship).
HR: Bautista (4, 5th inning off Manship, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind 2; Scutaro 2; Bautista 4; Wells, V; Hill, A; Overbay 2; Snider.
RBI: Lind (94), Bautista (21), Wells, V (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Barajas; Encarnacion.
SF: Lind.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Manship 4.1 7 3 3 2 4 1 4.41
Keppel 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.09
Mahay (H, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.60
Crain (W, 5-4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.63
Guerrier (H, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.31
Nathan (S, 37) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.28
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Richmond (L, 6-9) 6.0 8 6 6 3 2 0 4.76
Carlson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.60
Camp 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.50
Downs, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.07

Pitches-strikes: Manship 104-64, Keppel 13-7, Mahay 10-7, Crain 21-12, Guerrier 7-6, Nathan 11-7, Richmond 109-68, Carlson 16-10, Camp 9-6, Downs, S 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Manship 2-4, Keppel 1-0, Mahay 1-0, Crain 1-0, Guerrier 1-1, Nathan 0-0, Richmond 5-7, Carlson 3-0, Camp 1-0, Downs, S 1-0.
Batters faced: Manship 22, Keppel 3, Mahay 2, Crain 4, Guerrier 3, Nathan 3, Richmond 29, Carlson 4, Camp 3, Downs, S 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Keppel 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:56.
Att: 13,153.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 7, 2009
September 7, 2009

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