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Santana gem wasted
Tigers 2, Twins 0
Johan Santana gave up two earned runs over eight innings. (Jerry S. Mendoza/AP)
Johan Santana looked dominant against the Tigers, pitching seven shutout innings at Comerica Park until Tigers backup catcher Vance Wilson deposited an eighth-inning fastball in the left-field seats. That one mistake ended up being the difference in the game, as Minnesota lost their second straight game to Detroit.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 17, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (17-23)
Lost 4
Detroit 2, Minnesota 0   DET
Detroit (26-13)
Won 6
May 17, 2006
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   2 4 1
Standings thru 5/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Tigers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4010000.301
Castillo, 2B4010001.346
Mauer, C4010002.310
Hunter, CF4010001.268
Cuddyer, RF3010002.322
Morneau, 1B4010001.235
White, R, DH3000100.182
1-Ford, PR-DH0000000.229
Batista, 3B4000002.242
Punto, SS3010000.308
Totals33070109 


1-Ran for White, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Stewart (3, Verlander).
TB: Stewart 2; Castillo; Mauer; Hunter; Cuddyer; Morneau; Punto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo; Cuddyer; Batista.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
PO: Punto (1st base by Verlander).

FIELDING
DP: (Mauer-Castillo).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF3000020.250
Monroe, LF3000010.232
Rodriguez, DH3000010.307
Ordonez, RF3010010.299
Guillen, SS3020010.319
Shelton, 1B2100113.307
Inge, 3B3000033.239
Wilson, C3112020.312
Santiago, 2B3000000.226
Totals262421126 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (9, Santana).
HR: Wilson (1, 8th inning off Santana, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ordonez 2; Guillen 2; Wilson 4.
RBI: Wilson 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Wilson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
CS: Guillen (5, 2nd base by Santana/Mauer), Ordonez (1, home by Santana/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Inge (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ordonez (Cuddyer at 3rd base).
Pickoffs: Verlander (Punto at 1st base).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (L, 4-4)8.042211213.23
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 5-3)8.06000003.18
Jones, T (S, 11)1.01001003.65

HBP: Cuddyer (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 116-77, Verlander 103-64, Jones, T 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 9-1, Verlander 10-12, Jones, T 1-2.
Batters faced: Santana 27, Verlander 30, Jones, T 5.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:02.
Att: 16,669.

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