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Reversal of fortune
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Yankees 7, Twins 2
In his first playoff start, Brian Duensing allowed five runs over 4 2/3 frames. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Less than 24 hours after winning a thriller to take the AL Central, the Twins came back down to earth after they fell to the Yankees in the ALDS opener. Minnesota scored first, but rookie left-hander Brian Duensing gave it all back and the Twins couldn't recover.
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Series at a glance:
  • Wed. 10/07: NYY 7, MIN 2
  • Fri. 10/09: NYY 4, MIN 3
MIN
Minnesota
NYY
NY Yankees
October 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 1
NY Yankees
0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 X   7 9 0
Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .400
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .400
Mauer, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .500
Cuddyer, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .250
Kubel, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Young, D, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Harris, B, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .250
Tolbert, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Punto, 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .667
Totals 36 2 10 1 1 12 16  

BATTING
2B: Span (1, Sabathia), Mauer (1, Sabathia).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B; Span 3; Punto 2; Cabrera, O 2; Mauer 3.
RBI: Cuddyer (1).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Kubel; Mauer; Cabrera, O 4.
GIDP: Span.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera, O (1, 2nd base off Sabathia/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Cuddyer (1, fielding).
DP: (Tolbert-Punto-Cuddyer).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 1.000
Damon, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .500
Matsui, DH 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .333
Posada, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Cano, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .250
Totals 33 7 9 7 3 5 14  

BATTING
2B: Swisher (1, Duensing).
HR: Jeter (1, 3rd inning off Duensing, 1 on, 1 out), Matsui (1, 5th inning off Liriano, F, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada; Matsui 4; Jeter 5; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Jeter 2 (2), Swisher (1), Rodriguez, Al 2 (2), Matsui 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Swisher; Rodriguez, Al 2; Matsui 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Cabrera, Me; Posada.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Posada 2 (2).
DP: (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duensing (L, 0-1) 4.2 7 5 5 1 3 1 9.64
Liriano, F 2.0 1 2 1 1 1 1 4.50
Rauch 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mahay 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 1-0) 6.2 8 2 1 0 8 0 1.35
Hughes, P (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Coke 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Chamberlain 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rivera 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

WP: Duensing, Sabathia.
HBP: Tolbert (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Duensing 79-59, Liriano, F 35-19, Rauch 9-3, Mahay 14-9, Sabathia 113-71, Hughes, P 24-16, Coke 1-1, Chamberlain 2-1, Rivera 23-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duensing 6-2, Liriano, F 3-2, Rauch 1-0, Mahay 1-1, Sabathia 4-4, Hughes, P 0-0, Coke 0-0, Chamberlain 1-0, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Duensing 22, Liriano, F 8, Rauch 3, Mahay 3, Sabathia 28, Hughes, P 3, Coke 1, Chamberlain 1, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Liriano, F 1-1, Rauch 1-1, Hughes, P 2-0, Coke 1-0, Chamberlain 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Paul Emmel. LF: Jim Joyce. RF: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 24 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:38.
Att: 49,464.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
October 7, 2009
October 7, 2009

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