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Twins off to hot start vs. O's
Twins 7, Orioles 4
Johan Santana struck out six batters in six innings on Monday. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
 Morneau, Hunter go back-to-back
 Hunter's RBI double
Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter launched the Twins to a win over the Orioles in the opener, hitting back-to-back homers in the second inning and knocking in a total of four runs. Johan Santana gave up four earned runs in six innings, striking out six.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
BAL
Baltimore (0-1)
Lost 1
Minnesota 7, Baltimore 4   MIN
Minnesota (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0   4 8 0
Minnesota
0 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Twins Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3010220.333
Mora, 3B5000024.000
Markakis, RF3100101.000
Tejada, SS4121001.500
Huff, 1B4121011.500
Gibbons, LF4121011.500
Millar, DH4000013.000
Patterson, CF4011001.250
Bako, C2000111.000
  a-Bynum, PH1000000.000
Totals344844813 

a-Grounded out for Bako in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Huff (1, Santana), Gibbons 2 (2, Santana, Santana), Patterson (1, Santana).
HR: Tejada (1, 6th inning off Santana, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts; Tejada 5; Huff 3; Gibbons 4; Patterson 2.
RBI: Huff (1), Gibbons (1), Patterson (1), Tejada (1).
2-out RBI: Patterson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 2; Bako; Patterson; Markakis.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Tejada (1st base by Santana).

FIELDING
PB: Bako (1).
Outfield assists: Markakis 2 (Morneau at home, Morneau at 2nd base).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5130000.600
Punto, 3B5121011.400
Mauer, C3110102.333
Cuddyer, RF4110036.250
Morneau, 1B4132000.750
Hunter, CF4122012.500
White, LF3000101.000
Cirillo, DH2011100.500
  1-Tyner, PR-DH1100000.000
Bartlett, SS4000013.000
Totals3571363615 


1-Ran for Cirillo in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Punto 2 (2, Bedard, Parrish), Hunter (1, Bedard), Castillo (1, Baez).
HR: Morneau (1, 2nd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 0 out), Hunter (1, 2nd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Castillo 4; Punto 4; Mauer; Cuddyer; Morneau 6; Hunter 6; Cirillo.
RBI: Morneau 2 (2), Hunter 2 (2), Cirillo (1), Punto (1).
2-out RBI: Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; White; Cuddyer 2; Punto.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tyner (1, 2nd base off Williamson/Bako).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Santana (Tejada at 1st base).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (L, 0-1)4.2106623211.57
Williamson 0.211111013.50
Parrish 1.21000200.00
Baez 1.01000000.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 1-0)6.07442616.00
Reyes (H, 1)0.10001100.00
Crain (H, 1)0.20000100.00
Rincon (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Nathan (S, 1)1.00001000.00

Balk: Crain.
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 80-51, Williamson 13-7, Parrish 25-18, Baez 13-7, Santana 83-58, Reyes 11-4, Crain 8-4, Rincon 14-10, Nathan 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 5-4, Williamson 0-1, Parrish 2-1, Baez 1-2, Santana 3-8, Reyes 0-0, Crain 0-1, Rincon 1-2, Nathan 3-0.
Batters faced: Bedard 24, Williamson 4, Parrish 6, Baez 4, Santana 26, Reyes 2, Crain 2, Rincon 4, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Williamson 1-0, Parrish 2-1, Crain 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:56.
Att: 48,711.

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