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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2007
Piranhas inch past Tribe
Solid Laffey edged in debut
In his Major League debut, Aaron Laffey held the Twins to three runs in 5 1/3 innings, but, despite outhitting the Twins 9-8, the Indians' only runs were driven in by Victor Martinez's third-inning double and Casey Blake's sacrifice fly in the fourth.
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Twins 3, Indians 2
Joe Mauer scores on Michael Cuddyer's RBI double in the fourth inning on Saturday. (Tom Olmscheid/AP)
Series at a glance:
Small ball propels Twins
Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer each drove in a run in the fourth, and Cuddyer knocked in the winning run with a forceout in the sixth. Matt Garza held the Indians to two runs, but he only lasted four innings on 93 pitches.
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 Cuddyer's RBI groundout
CLE
Cleveland (62-48)
Lost 1
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2   MIN
Minnesota (56-53)
Won 1
August 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 8/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Twins Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5010020.283
Lofton, LF4110100.299
Blake, 3B4011001.267
Martinez, C4011013.304
Hafner, DH2000100.252
Garko, 1B3010011.312
Nixon, RF4020024.257
  1-Michaels, PR-RF0000000.271
Peralta, SS4120013.278
Barfield, 2B3000015.250
  a-Gutierrez, PH1000001.298
  Rouse, 2B0000000.119
Totals342922818 

a-Hit into a double play for Barfield in the 8th.
1-Ran for Nixon in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez (29, Garza).
TB: Sizemore; Lofton; Blake; Martinez 2; Garko; Nixon 2; Peralta 2.
RBI: Martinez (80), Blake (54).
2-out RBI: Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barfield 2; Nixon 2; Martinez.
SF: Blake.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Lofton (Cuddyer at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Peralta-Garko, Peralta-Rouse-Garko).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF3110000.277
Bartlett, SS3120101.263
Mauer, DH4121002.301
Cuddyer, RF3012001.292
Morneau, 1B3000011.291
Hunter, CF3010000.291
Redmond, C3000001.275
Buscher, 3B3010011.294
  1-Punto, PR-3B0000000.209
Casilla, 2B3000002.250
Totals28383129 


1-Ran for Buscher in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (15, Laffey), Cuddyer (19, Laffey), Hunter (30, Laffey).
TB: Tyner; Bartlett 3; Mauer 2; Cuddyer 2; Hunter 2; Buscher.
RBI: Mauer (47), Cuddyer 2 (58).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casilla.
GIDP: Mauer 2.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Tyner (3, 2nd base by Laffey/Martinez).

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Morneau).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Laffey (L, 0-1)5.16331105.06
Lewis 1.21000103.48
Mastny 1.01000004.60
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 4.06222501.78
Ortiz (W, 4-4)2.02000105.09
Reyes (H, 8)0.20000103.76
Guerrier (H, 9)1.11000101.71
Nathan (S, 25)1.00000001.98

Balk: Laffey.
IBB: Hafner (by Garza).
HBP: Tyner (by Laffey), Hafner (by Garza), Garko (by Garza).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 82-56, Lewis 20-13, Mastny 15-10, Garza 93-55, Ortiz 29-20, Reyes 9-6, Guerrier 14-9, Nathan 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Laffey 10-3, Lewis 2-2, Mastny 2-1, Garza 1-6, Ortiz 2-3, Reyes 1-0, Guerrier 1-2, Nathan 1-2.
Batters faced: Laffey 21, Lewis 6, Mastny 3, Garza 22, Ortiz 8, Reyes 2, Guerrier 4, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 33,663.

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