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Twins blast past O's in 12
Lopez solid in loss
After a strong outing from Rodrigo Lopez, Baltimore's 'pen couldn't hold the lead. The O's were unable to score with a runner on second and nobody out in the 12th, then Bruce Chen allowed a walk-off homer to Justin Morneau in the bottom of the frame.
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Twins 7, Orioles 5
Justin Morneau (left) is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning homer. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Series at a glance:
Morneau's HR secures win
Justin Morneau blasted a two-run homer to right-center in the bottom of the 12th -- his second long ball of the game -- to lift the Twins to a thrilling extra-inning victory over the Orioles.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 09, 2006
BAL
Baltimore (28-34)
Lost 1
Minnesota 7, Baltimore 5   MIN
Minnesota (27-33)
Won 2
June 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 13 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2   7 13 2
Standings thru 6/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Twins Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4030000.318
Mora, 3B4110012.291
Matos, LF2000012.195
Tejada, SS4100204.331
Hernandez, DH6110037.297
Lopez, J, C5120101.285
Patterson, CF4112102.291
Conine, 1B5020103.234
Fahey, LF-3B6012024.272
Markakis, RF5020012.225
Totals4551345827 

BATTING
2B: Hernandez (15, Radke), Patterson (8, Radke), Lopez, J (9, Radke).
TB: Roberts 3; Mora; Hernandez 2; Lopez, J 3; Patterson 2; Conine 2; Fahey; Markakis 2.
RBI: Patterson 2 (24), Fahey 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Patterson; Fahey 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Conine; Markakis; Hernandez 3.
S: Roberts 2; Patterson.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (15, 2nd base off Radke/Mauer).
CS: Patterson 2 (3, 2nd base by Reyes/Mauer, 3rd base by Radke/Mauer).
PO: Patterson (1st base by Reyes).

FIELDING
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Conine).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B6010010.278
Ford, LF5000111.233
Mauer, C5130100.384
Hunter, CF5000116.260
Cuddyer, RF5210121.272
Kubel, DH4121010.254
1-Punto, PR-DH2120000.305
Morneau, 1B4225202.240
Tiffee, 3B5021023.231
Castro, SS4000012.240
a-Rodriguez, PH-SS1000002.231
Totals4671376917 

a-Flied out for Castro in the 10th.
1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (14, Lopez, R).
HR: Morneau 2 (13, 4th inning off Lopez, R, 2 on, 0 out; 12th inning off Chen, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo; Mauer 3; Cuddyer 2; Kubel 2; Punto 2; Morneau 8; Tiffee 2.
RBI: Morneau 5 (43), Kubel (8), Tiffee (1).
2-out RBI: Tiffee; Morneau 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter; Castro; Rodriguez.
GIDP: Hunter.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (4, 2nd base off Britton/Lopez, J), Mauer (6, 2nd base off Hawkins/Lopez, J).
CS: Tiffee (1, 2nd base by Lopez, R/Lopez, J).

FIELDING
E: Tiffee (1, fielding), Rodriguez (1, throw).
DP: (Tiffee-Castillo-Morneau).
Pickoffs: Reyes (Patterson at 1st base).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lopez, R 7.07333616.51
Birkins 0.00111001.02
Hawkins (BS, 3)1.02111003.72
Williams 1.01000004.24
Britton 1.21001302.37
Chen (L, 0-6)1.02220017.76
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke 5.27523206.17
Crain 1.12000106.04
Reyes 1.12000101.72
Rincon 1.21001101.76
Nathan (W, 4-0)2.01001302.05

Birkins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Morneau (by Britton), Tejada (by Rincon), Tejada (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Lopez, R 100-62, Birkins 6-2, Hawkins 25-16, Williams 14-9, Britton 23-15, Chen 22-12, Radke 104-67, Crain 22-16, Reyes 12-9, Rincon 25-15, Nathan 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lopez, R 8-6, Birkins 0-0, Hawkins 2-1, Williams 1-2, Britton 0-2, Chen 1-2, Radke 9-5, Crain 2-1, Reyes 2-0, Rincon 2-2, Nathan 3-0.
Batters faced: Lopez, R 29, Birkins 1, Hawkins 6, Williams 4, Britton 7, Chen 5, Radke 26, Crain 6, Reyes 5, Rincon 7, Nathan 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Hawkins 1-1, Crain 2-0, Reyes 1-0, Rincon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:07.
Att: 22,894.

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