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Batista slams door on Brewers
Liriano victorious in debut
Tony Batista's eighth-inning grand slam sealed a win in the series opener. Francisco Liriano gave up just one run in five innings and helped his own cause with an RBI single, and Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer.
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 Batista's grand slam
Twins 7, Brewers 1
Tony Batista (right) is congratulated after hitting a grand slam in the eighth. (Morry Gash/AP)
Series at a glance:
Big eighth hurts Brewers
The Brewers scored their only run when Rickie Weeks flied into a sacrifice double play in the third inning. Doug Davis gave up four runs in seven-plus innings and Jose Capellan gave up three runs in the eighth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 19, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (18-24)
Won 1
Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 1   MIL
Milwaukee (22-20)
Lost 1
May 19, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0   7 8 0
Milwaukee
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 5/19/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Brewers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5010001.298
Castillo, 2B4100101.331
Mauer, C5130000.318
Hunter, CF4010024.267
Cuddyer, 1B3211114.312
Ford, RF2201002.244
Batista, 3B3114100.244
Castro, SS4000012.224
Liriano, P2011000.500
Guerrier, P0000000.000
a-White, R, PH1000000.179
Reyes, P0000000.000
Crain, P0000000.000
b-Rodriguez, PH1000000.243
Rincon, P0000000.000
Nathan, P0000000.000
Totals347873414 

a-Popped out for Guerrier in the 7th. b-Lined out for Crain in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Cuddyer (4, 6th inning off Davis, 0 on, 1 out), Batista (4, 8th inning off Capellan, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Stewart; Mauer 3; Hunter; Cuddyer 4; Batista 4; Liriano.
RBI: Liriano (1), Cuddyer (12), Ford (6), Batista 4 (16).
2-out RBI: Liriano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Ford 2.
GIDP: Castro.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mauer (3, 2nd base off Capellan/Miller), Hunter (3, 2nd base off Davis/Miller).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Stewart (Clark at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Stewart-Batista-Castillo, Batista-Castillo-Cuddyer, Castillo-Castro-Cuddyer).

 
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B3001021.277
Cirillo, 3B4020010.375
Jenkins, RF3000122.274
Lee, LF4010012.282
Fielder, 1B4010011.310
Hall, SS4010022.287
Miller, C2100113.306
Clark, CF2010110.254
Davis, P1000000.105
Capellan, P0000000.000
a-Gross, PH1000011.235
Demaria, P0000000.000
Totals2816131212 

a-Struck out for Capellan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Fielder (11, Reyes).
TB: Cirillo 2; Lee; Fielder 2; Hall; Clark.
RBI: Weeks (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fielder; Miller 2; Jenkins.
S: Davis.
SF: Weeks.
GIDP: Lee; Miller.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Hall-Weeks-Fielder).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano (W, 2-0)5.02113502.96
Guerrier (H, 1)1.00000102.70
Reyes (H, 1)0.12000100.00
Crain (H, 3)0.20000105.85
Rincon 1.02000202.66
Nathan 1.00000202.77
 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davis (L, 2-3)7.07442315.14
Capellan 1.01331114.76
Demaria 1.00000004.50

Davis pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Cuddyer (by Capellan).
HBP: Ford (by Davis), Ford (by Capellan).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano 68-41, Guerrier 18-12, Reyes 12-7, Crain 6-5, Rincon 23-14, Nathan 12-10, Davis 117-69, Capellan 22-13, Demaria 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Liriano 7-2, Guerrier 2-0, Reyes 0-0, Crain 0-1, Rincon 0-1, Nathan 1-0, Davis 10-8, Capellan 0-2, Demaria 0-3.
Batters faced: Liriano 17, Guerrier 3, Reyes 3, Crain 2, Rincon 5, Nathan 3, Davis 30, Capellan 6, Demaria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-0, Capellan 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 64 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:45.
Att: 28,462.

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