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Yankees 4, Twins 3
Delmon Young's run didn't count, because he crossed home plate after Carlos Gomez was out. (AP)
When Joe Nathan couldn't close the deal in the ninth, Minnesota had a great chance to win it in the 11th, but it was denied during a no-out, bases-loaded situation. But the Yanks capitalized in their half to put the Twins in an 0-2 hole in the ALDS.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota
NYY
NY Yankees
October 9, 2009
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 12 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1   4 7 0
Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 .364
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 .200
Mauer, C 4 0 2 0 2 2 1 .500
Kubel, DH 6 0 1 0 0 4 4 .100
Cuddyer, 1B 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 .400
Young, D, LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .000
Gomez, C, CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .000
Tolbert, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200
  a-Harris, B, PH-3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .375
Punto, 2B 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 .500
Totals 44 3 12 3 7 12 26  

a-Tripled for Tolbert in the 6th.

BATTING
3B: Harris, B (1, Burnett, AJ).
TB: Cuddyer 3; Tolbert; Harris, B 4; Span 2; Punto; Kubel; Mauer 2.
RBI: Harris, B (1), Punto (1), Span (1).
2-out RBI: Harris, B; Punto; Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tolbert; Kubel; Punto; Cabrera, O 2; Harris, B 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 17.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, D (1, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Nathan (1, pickoff).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Harris, B).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .125
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Teixeira, 1B 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 .222
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .500
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .167
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
Molina, J, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Posada, PH-C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 4 7 4 3 4 9  

a-Flied out for Molina, J in the 6th.
1-Ran for Posada in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (1, Blackburn).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (1, 9th inning off Nathan, 1 on, 0 out), Teixeira (1, 11th inning off Mijares, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada; Cano; Teixeira 5; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al 5.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 3 (5), Teixeira (1).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner, B (1, 2nd base off Nathan/Mauer).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Swisher (Gomez, C at 3rd base).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 5.2 3 1 1 2 3 0 1.59
Mahay 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rauch 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Guerrier (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Nathan (BS, 1) 1.1 3 2 2 1 0 1 13.50
Mijares (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 13.50
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 6.0 3 1 1 5 6 0 1.50
Chamberlain 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Coke 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Hughes, P 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 13.50
Rivera 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Aceves, A 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Marte 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -
Robertson, D (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Mijares pitched to 1 batter in the 11th.
Marte pitched to 2 batters in the 11th.

Game Scores: Blackburn , Burnett, AJ .
IBB: Jeter (by Nathan).
HBP: Young, D (by Burnett, AJ), Gomez, C (by Burnett, AJ).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 92-56, Mahay 2-2, Rauch 14-8, Guerrier 12-8, Nathan 27-14, Mijares 10-5, Burnett, AJ 95-57, Chamberlain 11-6, Coke 5-3, Hughes, P 22-15, Rivera 27-19, Aceves, A 19-13, Marte 10-6, Robertson, D 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 7-4, Mahay 1-0, Rauch 1-2, Guerrier 2-0, Nathan 2-1, Mijares 0-0, Burnett, AJ 8-2, Chamberlain 2-0, Coke 0-0, Hughes, P 0-0, Rivera 0-1, Aceves, A 0-2, Marte 0-0, Robertson, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 22, Mahay 1, Rauch 3, Guerrier 3, Nathan 8, Mijares 2, Burnett, AJ 27, Chamberlain 3, Coke 1, Hughes, P 5, Rivera 6, Aceves, A 5, Marte 2, Robertson, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 2-0, Mijares 2-0, Coke 1-0, Rivera 2-1, Robertson, D 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Jim Joyce. LF: Phil Cuzzi. RF: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:22.
Att: 50,006.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009

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