Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 31, 2009 1:38 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 26579

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 25-27 19-11 6-16 W1
Tampa Bay 25-28 13-11 12-17 L1

Recap Quick Hits

  • With this loss, the Tampa Bay Rays have a 13-11 record at home this season. The Minnesota Twins have a 6-16 record on the road.
  • Tampa Bay has a streak of 1 straight up loss. The Rays have won 4 of their last 10 games.
  • Minnesota has a streak of 1 straight up win. The Twins have won 6 of their last 10 games.
  • Nick Blackburn pitched 6.0 innings for the win and now has an ERA of 3.50. Joe Nathan closed out the game to get the save and has 9 save s for the season. Matt Garza took the loss for Tampa Bay.
  • Carlos Pena, Matthew Joyce hit homeruns for Tampa Bay. Brendan Harris had the only homerun for Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Nick Blackburn Player Matt Garza
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 7
3.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Mike Redmond Player Reid Brignac
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 1 11 .222 16 10 3 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 8 2 15 .235 14 6 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .519 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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