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MIN  3

NYY  8
@BAL  7

CHW  6
TBR  5

(10)
KCR  7
DET  3

SEA  8
OAK  4

CLE  4
@TEX  3

BOS  6
@TOR  5

(11)
FLA  5
@ARI  2

CHC  6
WSN  1

COL  4
CIN  3

(12)
MIL  4
PIT  3

(12)
HOU  6
@NYM  4

(10)
PHI  5
LAD  2

(11)
SFG  7
SDP  4

STL  6
ATL  3

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 40,011

Sunday, August 24, 2008, 3:35pm
Time of Game: 2:34
Twins
3
74-56
Lost 2
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    3 10  1
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  3  X    5 11  1
W: J Arredondo (6-1), L: J Crain (5-3), S: F Rodriguez (50)
Angels
5
79-50
Won 2
1st

BATTING

Minnesota Twins              AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
D Span RF                     5   1   1   0    0   2  .316  .856   19    5   0   
A Casilla 2B                  4   0   1   0    0   1  .303  .760   13    0   2   
J Mauer C                     4   1   1   0    0   1  .321  .864   11    6   0   
J Morneau 1B                  4   1   3   3    0   0  .307  .898   13   10   0   HR,2B
J Kubel LF                    4   0   0   0    0   3  .270  .794   18    0   0   
  D Young LF                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .284  .730         0   0   
R Ruiz DH                     4   0   1   0    0   3  .325  .747   17    0   0   
N Punto 3B                    4   0   3   0    0   0  .293  .766   12    1   5   
A Everett SS                  3   0   0   0    0   1  .207  .586    9    0   0   
  B Buscher PH                1   0   0   0    0   1  .309  .763    6    0   0   
C Gomez CF                    3   0   0   0    0   2  .256  .639   13    2   0   
  M Lamb PH                   1   0   0   0    0   0  .234  .600    4    0   0   

K Slowey P                                                               0   1
  D Reyes P                                                              0   0
  J Crain P                                                              0   0
Totals                       37   3  10   3    0  14              135   24   8
BATTING
2B: J Morneau (33, off E Santana).
HR: J Morneau (20, off E Santana; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: J Morneau 7; N Punto 3; A Casilla; D Span; R Ruiz; J Mauer.
RBI: J Morneau 3 (102).
2-out RBI: J Morneau 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
FIELDING
E: J Kubel (3).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  4   0   1   1    0   1  .281  .694   17    0   1   
E Aybar SS                    4   0   0   0    0   0  .274  .699   11    0   0   
M Teixeira 1B                 4   2   3   1    0   0  .302  .949   14    5   1   HR,2B
V Guerrero DH                 4   1   2   1    0   1  .287  .852   10    0   0   3B,2B
T Hunter CF                   4   0   1   0    0   2  .273  .805   17    1   0   
G Anderson LF                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .284  .746         0   1   
  G Matthews RF               4   1   2   1    0   0  .225  .641   17    2   0   3B
J Rivera RF-LF                3   0   0   1    0   1  .245  .708   11    2   0   SF
H Kendrick 2B                 4   1   1   0    0   0  .308  .767   14    2   3   
J Mathis C                    2   0   0   0    0   1  .203  .637    5   10   0   
  M Napoli PH-C               1   0   1   0    0   0  .219  .813    1    4   0   

E Santana P                                                              1   0
  J Arredondo P                                                          0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       34   5  11   5    0   6              117   27   6
BATTING
2B: M Teixeira (30, off D Reyes); V Guerrero (22, off K Slowey).
3B: G Matthews (3, off J Crain); V Guerrero (3, off J Crain).
HR: M Teixeira (27, off K Slowey; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF).
SF: J Rivera (5, off J Crain).
TB: M Teixeira 7; V Guerrero 5; G Matthews 4; H Kendrick; M Napoli; T Hunter; C Figgins.
RBI: V Guerrero (78); G Matthews (37); C Figgins (19); M Teixeira (98); J Rivera (28).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
FIELDING
E: E Aybar (15).

PITCHING

Minnesota Twins               IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
K Slowey                       6.1   8   2   2    0   5   1   3.74   27   91-66   43· 6·17    9·10· 3· 0     54    -     1.13   0.12
D Reyes, H (17)                0.2   1   1   1    0   0   0   2.45    3    8-6     4· 1· 1    2· 0· 1· 0          2-1    2.83  -0.05
J Crain, BS (3), L (5-3)       1     2   2   2    0   1   0   3.74    5   18-13    7· 2· 4    0· 4· 0· 0          1-1    1.84  -0.44
Totals                         8    11   5   5    0   6   1          35  117-85   54· 9·22   11·14· 4· 0          3-2 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
E Santana                      7     9   3   3    0  10   1   3.41   30  105-74   31·19·24    9· 7· 4· 0     57    -     0.73  -0.01
J Arredondo, W (6-1)           1     0   0   0    0   2   0   1.24    3   11-7     4· 3· 0    0· 0· 1· 0          0-0    0.75   0.05
F Rodriguez, S (50)            1     1   0   0    0   2   0   2.60    4   17-13    4· 0· 9    1· 0· 1· 0          0-0    2.16   0.08
Totals                         9    10   3   3    0  14   1          37  133-94   39·22·33   10· 7· 6· 0           -  
D Reyes faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 40,011.
Weather: 85° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Minnesota Twins               Los Angeles Angels                   
1. D Span               RF    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. A Casilla            2B    2. E Aybar              SS 
3. J Mauer              C     3. M Teixeira           1B 
4. J Morneau            1B    4. V Guerrero           DH 
5. J Kubel              LF    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. R Ruiz               DH    6. G Anderson           LF 
7. N Punto              3B    7. J Rivera             RF 
8. A Everett            SS    8. H Kendrick           2B 
9. C Gomez              CF    9. J Mathis             C  

   K Slowey             P        E Santana            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 8   0  3-2  -2-  2   34%  83% V Guerrero      J Crain         Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Teixeira Scores
   b 8   0  3-2  ---  2   17%  48% M Teixeira      D Reyes         Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   b 8   1  3-3  --3  5   16%  90% G Matthews      J Crain         Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Guerrero Scores
   b 7   1  3-1  1--  1   15%  38% M Napoli        K Slowey        Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Kendrick to 3B; Napoli to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw)
   t 3   2  0-1  1--  4  -11%  30% J Morneau       E Santana       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Mauer Scores

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
          ---  2   47%  D Span          Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
   O      1--  4   46%  A Casilla       Single to LF (Ground Ball); Span to 3B; Casilla out at 2B/LF-2B-1B-2B-P
   O      --3  3   51%  J Mauer         Strikeout Swinging
   R      --3  3   43%  J Morneau       Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Span Scores
   O      1--  5   45%  J Kubel         Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  3   42%  C Figgins       Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   41%  E Aybar         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  3   42%  M Teixeira      Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
          1--  4   46%  V Guerrero      Double to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Teixeira to 3B
   O      -23  5   40%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Ervin Santana facing 6-7-8
                  Juan Rivera moves to LF; Gary Matthews replaces Garret Anderson playing RF batting 6th
   O      ---  4   42%  R Ruiz          Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  3   43%  N Punto         Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  2   42%  A Everett       Reached on E6 (Pop Fly to Deep SS); Everett to 1B
   O      1--  6   44%  C Gomez         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Kevin Slowey facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  3   42%  G Matthews      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  2   40%  J Rivera        Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   O      ---  2   39%  H Kendrick      Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  5   41%  D Span          Flyball: RF
   O      ---  1   43%  A Casilla       Flyball: LF
          ---  3   41%  J Mauer         Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
   R      1--  4   30%  J Morneau       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Mauer Scores
   O      -2-  5   33%  J Kubel         Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  2   30%  J Mathis        Flyball: CF (Short CF)
          ---  7   33%  C Figgins       Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
   O      1--  2   30%  E Aybar         Flyball: RF
   O      1--  4   27%  M Teixeira      Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Ervin Santana facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  3   29%  R Ruiz          Strikeout Swinging
          ---  5   27%  N Punto         Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
   O      1--  2   29%  A Everett       Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
   O      1--  5   31%  C Gomez         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  3   28%  V Guerrero      Strikeout Looking
          ---  5   31%  T Hunter        Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
          1--  3   39%  G Matthews      Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Hunter to 3B
   O      1-3  1   31%  J Rivera        Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
   O      1-3  3   25%  H Kendrick      Flyball: RF (Short RF)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  5   27%  D Span          Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  4   28%  A Casilla       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
   O      ---  2   29%  J Mauer         Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  3   26%  J Mathis        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   24%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   22%  E Aybar         Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Angels 0.

Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Ervin Santana facing 4-5-6
   R      ---  4   14%  J Morneau       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      ---  3   15%  J Kubel         Lineout: 2B
          ---  6   14%  R Ruiz          Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
          1--  1   12%  N Punto         Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ruiz to 2B
   O      12-  5   14%  A Everett       Strikeout Swinging
   O      12-  2   16%  C Gomez         Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
                  1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Kevin Slowey facing 3-4-5
   R      ---  5   26%  M Teixeira      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
   O      ---  1   22%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  2   20%  T Hunter        Flyball: RF (Short RF)
   O      ---  6   18%  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 1.

Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  1   20%  D Span          Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  4   21%  A Casilla       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   22%  J Mauer         Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-3, Kevin Slowey facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  4   18%  J Rivera        Strikeout Swinging
          ---  7   23%  H Kendrick      Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
                  Mike Napoli pinch hits for Jeff Mathis batting 9th
          1--  1   38%  M Napoli        Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Kendrick to 3B; Napoli to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw)
                  Dennys Reyes replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
   RO     -23  2   34%  C Figgins       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS); Kendrick Scores; Napoli to 3B
   O      --3  4   26%  E Aybar         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jose Arredondo facing 4-5-6
                  Jose Arredondo replaces Ervin Santana pitching; Mike Napoli moves to C
   O      ---  2   28%  J Morneau       Lineout: RF
   O      ---  5   30%  J Kubel         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   31%  R Ruiz          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Dennys Reyes facing 3-4-5
                  Delmon Young replaces Jason Kubel playing LF batting 5th
          ---  2   48%  M Teixeira      Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
                  Jesse Crain replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
   R      -2-  2   83%  V Guerrero      Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Teixeira Scores
   O      --3  5   74%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
   R      --3  5   90%  G Matthews      Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Guerrero Scores
   RO     --3  4   93%  J Rivera        Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Matthews Scores
   O      ---  2   92%  H Kendrick      Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
                  3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 5.

Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Francisco Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Jose Arredondo pitching
          ---  3   85%  N Punto         Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
                  Brian Buscher pinch hits for Adam Everett batting 8th
          1--      84%  B Buscher       Defensive Indifference; Punto to 2B
   O      -2-  4   90%  " "             Strikeout Looking
                  Mike Lamb pinch hits for Carlos Gomez batting 9th
   O      -2-  4   96%  M Lamb          Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      -2-  6  100%  D Span          Strikeout Looking
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Angels 5.

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