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Ninth-inning magic
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Twins 4, Indians 2
Nick Blackburn allowed four hits and one run over seven innings in a no-decision. (AP)
Held without a hit or a walk by Jeremy Sowers through five innings, the Twins scored two in the sixth to take their first lead, and then another two in the ninth to break a 2-all tie. Justin Morneau's RBI double won it. Starter Nick Blackburn was nearly flawless for seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (57-47)
Won 2
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2   CLE
Cleveland (45-58)
Lost 2
July 27, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2   4 6 1
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 7/27/08  |  Recap: MIN | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Indians stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4001002.324
Casilla, 2B4111001.314
Redmond, C4000012.269
Morneau, 1B4111010.318
Young, LF3000100.295
Kubel, RF4011020.263
Monroe, DH4120012.206
Harris, 3B2100110.259
Punto, SS3010000.289
Totals32464267 

BATTING
2B: Monroe (9, Sowers), Casilla (15, Perez), Morneau (25, Perez).
TB: Casilla 2; Morneau 2; Kubel; Monroe 3; Punto.
RBI: Span (9), Casilla (39), Morneau (76), Kubel (51).
2-out RBI: Morneau; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redmond; Monroe.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Monroe (1, 2nd base by Sowers/Fasano).
PO: Monroe (1st base by Sowers).

FIELDING
E: Morneau (3, fielding).
DP: (Morneau-Punto-Morneau).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, DH3020110.276
Gutierrez, CF3000002.217
  a-Dellucci, PH-LF0001000.224
Francisco, LF-CF4000013.277
Peralta, SS4000003.269
Choo, RF4110000.257
Marte, 3B4010011.192
Garko, 1B4010023.236
Fasano, C2001002.273
Cabrera, 2B3110001.186
Totals312621515 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Gutierrez in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Sizemore 2; Choo; Marte; Garko; Cabrera.
RBI: Fasano (2), Dellucci (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Fasano.
SF: Fasano; Dellucci.
GIDP: Fasano.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (25, 2nd base off Blackburn/Redmond), Choo (3, 2nd base off Blackburn/Redmond).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Sowers (Monroe at 1st base).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn 7.04111303.69
Reyes 0.02110002.96
Guerrier (BS, 4)(W, 6-4)1.00000103.27
Nathan (S, 28)1.00000101.05
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sowers 8.03221505.86
Perez (L, 1-2)1.03221103.42

Reyes pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Young (by Perez).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 99-69, Reyes 8-5, Guerrier 11-9, Nathan 9-7, Sowers 101-70, Perez 25-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blackburn 7-11, Reyes 0-0, Guerrier 0-2, Nathan 1-1, Sowers 9-9, Perez 2-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 26, Reyes 2, Guerrier 3, Nathan 3, Sowers 27, Perez 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 31,562.
July 27, 2008

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