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Twins get even
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Twins 3, Athletics 2
Justin Morneau follows the flight of his first-inning single. (Ben Margot/AP)
Proving resilient after Monday's brutal loss, the Twins played tidy, well-pitched baseball. Anthony Swarzak tossed seven strong innings, and Michael Cuddyer, the last out on a disputed call Monday, avenged the mishap with a go-ahead RBI triple in the 10th.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (48-46)
Won 1
Minnesota 3, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (39-53)
Lost 1
July 21, 2009
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Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 7 1
Oakland
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 7/21/09  |  Recap: MIN | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Athletics stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .240
  b-Span, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Mauer, C 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .362
Morneau, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .316
Cuddyer, RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .275
Kubel, DH 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 .315
Crede, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .239
Young, D, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .270
Punto, SS-2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .206
Casilla, A, 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .171
  a-Harris, B, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Totals 36 3 7 3 5 6 19  

a-Grounded out for Casilla, A in the 9th. b-Struck out for Gomez, C in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Crede 2 (13, Braden, Braden).
3B: Young, D (1, Braden), Cuddyer (6, Bailey, A).
TB: Cuddyer 3; Young, D 3; Crede 4; Morneau; Mauer 2.
RBI: Young, D (27), Punto (18), Cuddyer (51).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Cuddyer; Casilla, A; Crede.
SF: Punto.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Crede (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Crede-Casilla, A-Morneau 2, Mauer-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .288
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .271
Hairston, S, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .280
Cust, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .240
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280
Barton, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .125
Sweeney, R, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .269
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .216
Totals 32 2 4 2 3 7 10  

BATTING
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Suzuki, K; Cabrera, O.
RBI: Kennedy, A (33), Cabrera, O (37).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Cabrera, O, Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sweeney, R (4, 2nd base by Swarzak/Mauer).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Swarzak 7.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 4.15
Guerrier (W, 5-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.18
Nathan (S, 26) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.21
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden 7.0 5 2 2 4 3 0 3.40
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.72
Bailey, A (L, 4-3) 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.06

Game Scores: Swarzak 62, Braden 58.
IBB: Kubel (by Bailey, A).
Pitches-strikes: Swarzak 107-62, Guerrier 27-17, Nathan 9-5, Braden 106-69, Wuertz 11-7, Bailey, A 33-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Swarzak 6-6, Guerrier 4-1, Nathan 1-0, Braden 9-4, Wuertz 0-0, Bailey, A 4-1.
Batters faced: Swarzak 25, Guerrier 7, Nathan 3, Braden 30, Wuertz 3, Bailey, A 9.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 12,027.
Venue: O.co Coliseum.
July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009

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