Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays
September 5, 2006 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 5, 2006 at Tropicana Field. The Minnesota Twins defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Minnesota Twins 8, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0

Minnesota Twins ab r h rbi
Castillo 2b 3 1 1 0
Punto 3b 5 0 1 0
Mauer c 4 1 1 2
Cuddyer rf 4 2 2 1
Morneau 1b 5 2 2 1
Hunter cf 4 0 1 0
Rabe lf 1 0 0 0
White lf 3 1 1 0
Ford lf,cf 1 0 0 0
Tyner dh 4 0 1 1
Casilla ph,dh 1 0 0 0
Bartlett ss 3 1 2 1
Santana p 0 0 0 0
Guerrier p 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 8 12 6
Tampa Bay Devil Rays ab r h rbi
Baldelli cf 3 0 0 0
Riggans ph 1 0 1 0
Young rf 4 0 2 0
Crawford lf 4 0 0 0
Wigginton 1b 4 0 0 0
Navarro c 3 0 0 0
Cantu 2b 3 0 0 0
Hollins dh 3 0 0 0
Upton 3b 2 0 0 0
Zobrist ss 3 0 0 0
Seo p 0 0 0 0
Salas p 0 0 0 0
Jackson p 0 0 0 0
Switzer p 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 0 3 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 8 12 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Minnesota Twins IP H R ER BB SO
Santana W (17-5) 8.0 2 0 0 1 12
Guerrier 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 1 12
Tampa Bay Devil Rays IP H R ER BB SO
Seo L (1-6) 6.0 8 3 1 1 2
Salas 1.0 2 3 2 1 1
Jackson 1.0 2 2 2 2 0
Switzer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 12 8 5 4 3

E –Young (1), Crawford (3), Upton (11), Young (1), Crawford (3), Upton (11). DP –Minnesota 1. Seo-Zobrist-Wigginton, Tampa Bay 1. Seo-Zobrist-Wigginton. 2B –Minnesota Bartlett (18,off Seo); Cuddyer 2 (36,off Seo,off Salas); Tyner (4,off Seo); Mauer (30,off Jackson)., Tampa Bay Young (3,off Santana). 3B –Minnesota Morneau (1,off Salas). SH –Castillo (9,off Seo). SF –Bartlett (4,off Seo). IBB –White (2,by Seo). Team LOB –9. Team –4. U-HP –Gary Cederstrom, 1B –Laz Diaz, 2B –Rick Reed, 3B –Tim Tschida. T –2:34. A –8,256.

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