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Blue Jays 6, Twins 3
Brian Duensing allowed three runs in five innings Tuesday. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Starter Brian Duensing went five innings but ran into trouble in the sixth. The Twins' offense got off to an early start as Justin Morneau laced an RBI double in the first inning. Jason Kubel added two more runs in the third inning with another double.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (69-69)
Lost 1
Toronto 6, Minnesota 3   TOR
Toronto (62-76)
Won 1
September 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 9/8/09  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 .312
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .274
Kubel, DH 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .308
Morneau, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .279
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .268
Harris, B, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .264
Young, D, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265
  a-Morales, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .351
Redmond, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244
  b-Mauer, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .368
Punto, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .220
Totals 31 3 8 3 3 7 14  

a-Struck out for Young, D in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Redmond, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Span 2 (13, Romero, R, Romero, R), Morneau (31, Romero, R), Kubel (30, Romero, R).
TB: Cuddyer; Span 4; Young, D; Kubel 2; Cabrera, O 2; Morneau 2.
RBI: Morneau (99), Kubel 2 (81).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Punto; Harris, B; Span; Mauer.
GIDP: Redmond, M, Kubel.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (10, 2nd base off Carlson/Chavez, R).
PO: Span (3rd base by Chavez, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, O-Morneau).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281
Bautista, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .225
Lind, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .303
  Snider, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Wells, V, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .250
Ruiz, R, DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 .284
Millar, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .217
Encarnacion, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .198
Chavez, R, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .274
McDonald, Jo, 2B 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 .267
Totals 33 6 11 6 3 5 14  

BATTING
2B: Bautista (10, Duensing).
HR: McDonald, Jo (2, 6th inning off Rauch, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Lind; Scutaro; Millar; Encarnacion; Chavez, R; Bautista 3; Wells, V; McDonald, Jo 6.
RBI: Ruiz, R (12), Encarnacion 2 (23), McDonald, Jo 3 (7).
2-out RBI: McDonald, Jo 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ruiz, R; Scutaro; Bautista.
SF: Ruiz, R.
GIDP: Scutaro.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro (11, 2nd base off Keppel/Redmond, M).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Scutaro-McDonald, Jo-Millar, McDonald, Jo-Millar, McDonald, Jo-Scutaro-Millar).
Pickoffs: Chavez, R (Span at 3rd base).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duensing 5.0 6 3 3 2 2 0 3.94
Rauch (BS, 2)(L, 4-3) 0.2 3 3 3 1 0 1 4.27
Keppel 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.93
Mijares 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.19
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 12-7) 6.2 7 3 3 3 4 0 4.14
Carlson (H, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.58
Downs, S (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Frasor (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.23

Duensing pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Harris, B (by Frasor).
Pitches-strikes: Duensing 90-56, Rauch 20-13, Keppel 23-15, Mijares 11-9, Romero, R 104-62, Carlson 6-3, Downs, S 13-7, Frasor 25-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duensing 5-6, Rauch 0-2, Keppel 0-1, Mijares 1-0, Romero, R 10-1, Carlson 0-0, Downs, S 1-0, Frasor 2-0.
Batters faced: Duensing 22, Rauch 6, Keppel 5, Mijares 4, Romero, R 27, Carlson 1, Downs, S 3, Frasor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rauch 3-3, Keppel 1-0, Carlson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:54.
Att: 13,488.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009

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