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Rallies come too late
Twins 5, Red Sox 3
Tim Wakefield took the loss, his eighth of the season. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
The Sox trailed for most of the series finale in Minnesota after Tim Wakefield allowed four runs in six innings. Boston loaded the bases in the eighth and scored twice, and added a run in the ninth, but couldn't avert the sweep.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 15, 2006
BOS
Boston (36-28)
Lost 4
Minnesota 5, Boston 3   MIN
Minnesota (31-34)
Won 4
June 15, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   3 12 0
Minnesota
1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 X   5 10 1
Standings thru 6/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Twins Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B5120010.319
Cora, 2B-SS4230000.275
Ortiz, DH5021005.263
Ramirez, LF5000026.286
Nixon, RF3011010.320
Lowell, 3B4031000.318
Crisp, CF4010003.283
Mirabelli, C3000002.156
  b-Varitek, PH-C1000003.251
Gonzalez, SS2000000.237
  a-Loretta, PH-2B2000012.295
Totals3831230521 

a-Struck out for Gonzalez in the 7th. b-Popped out for Mirabelli in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (19, Rincon).
TB: Youkilis 3; Cora 3; Ortiz 2; Nixon; Lowell 3; Crisp.
RBI: Nixon (35), Lowell (34), Ortiz (57).
2-out RBI: Lowell; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz; Loretta; Varitek 2.
SF: Nixon.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
PB: Mirabelli 2 (8).
Outfield assists: Nixon (Morneau at 3rd base).
DP: (Lowell-Loretta-Youkilis).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B3121100.290
Punto, 3B3001011.295
Mauer, C4021000.378
Cuddyer, RF4110033.268
Morneau, 1B3010110.268
Hunter, CF4021000.261
Kubel, LF4111003.291
  Ford, LF0000000.221
White, DH3000002.183
Bartlett, SS2210102.500
Totals3051053511 

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (1, Wakefield).
HR: Kubel (5, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo 2; Mauer 2; Cuddyer; Morneau; Hunter 2; Kubel 4; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Mauer (31), Kubel (15), Castillo (23), Punto (6), Hunter (36).
2-out RBI: Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 2; Bartlett 2.
SF: Punto.
GIDP: Kubel.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Castillo (4, 2nd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
E: Morneau (4, fielding).
DP: (Punto-Castillo-Morneau).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 4-8)6.08432413.97
Tavarez 1.01110105.93
Lopez, J 1.01001000.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 3-8)6.07000207.07
Rincon (H, 9)1.01200101.56
Reyes 0.00000001.65
Nathan (S, 8)2.04110202.08

Tavarez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Silva pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Rincon pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Reyes pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Wakefield.
HBP: Cora (by Rincon).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 95-60, Tavarez 11-7, Lopez, J 9-3, Silva 70-50, Rincon 17-11, Reyes 3-2, Nathan 42-26.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 4-9, Tavarez 2-0, Lopez, J 2-0, Silva 7-9, Rincon 0-2, Reyes 0-0, Nathan 1-3.
Batters faced: Wakefield 27, Tavarez 4, Lopez, J 3, Silva 24, Rincon 5, Reyes 1, Nathan 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, J 1-1, Rincon 2-0, Reyes 2-0, Nathan 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Joe Brinkman. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:46.
Att: 21,191.

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