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Papi reaches milestone
Twins 8, Red Sox 2
David Ortiz launches his career-high 50th long ball. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
 Big Papi's 50th long ball
David Ortiz became just the second player in Red Sox history to belt 50 homers in a season, but Boston's loss put it on the verge of being eliminated from the postseason race.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 20, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (90-61)
Won 4
Minnesota 8, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (81-71)
Lost 2
September 20, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3   8 16 0
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 9/20/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5020012.296
Punto, 3B5010013.292
Mauer, C5220012.344
Cuddyer, RF4231010.282
Morneau, 1B4211103.325
Hunter, CF5124001.275
White, LF3020101.236
  1-Ford, PR-LF1111000.221
Tyner, DH5020003.323
Bartlett, SS5001015.315
Totals4281682520 


1-Ran for White in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer (33, Schilling), Cuddyer (40, Hansen), White (15, Hansen).
HR: Hunter (28, 8th inning off Hansen, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Castillo 2; Punto; Mauer 3; Cuddyer 4; Morneau; Hunter 5; White 3; Ford; Tyner 2.
RBI: Cuddyer (101), Hunter 4 (90), Bartlett (29), Morneau (125), Ford (16).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2; Castillo; Mauer.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (24, 2nd base off Corey/Varitek).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF3000100.264
Loretta, 1B4000001.291
Ortiz, DH3121100.282
Lowell, 3B4000013.281
Nixon, RF4010010.278
Varitek, C4110020.247
Hinske, LF3010021.260
  1-Kapler, PR-LF1000000.239
Pedroia, 2B3021001.197
Cora, SS3000011.241
Totals32272277 


1-Ran for Hinske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (16, Bonser).
3B: Varitek (2, Bonser).
HR: Ortiz (50, 6th inning off Bonser, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz 5; Nixon; Varitek 3; Hinske 2; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Pedroia (4), Ortiz (130).
2-out RBI: Pedroia; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia; Lowell.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Nixon (2, 2nd base by Bonser/Mauer), Pedroia (1, 2nd base by Bonser/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Foulke (1, pickoff).
DP: (Loretta-Cora-Varitek-Lowell).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (W, 6-5)7.07220514.36
Crain (H, 8)0.20001003.73
Reyes 0.00001000.94
Neshek (H, 8)0.10000102.45
Rincon 1.00000102.84
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling 5.07110304.07
Delcarmen 1.00001004.67
Foulke (H, 13)1.01000104.63
Hansen (BS, 2)(L, 2-2)0.03441016.87
Breslow 0.12000004.50
Corey 1.03330003.22
Burns 0.20000106.52

Reyes pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Hansen pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP: Hansen.
Balk: Breslow.
HBP: Cuddyer (by Corey).
Pitches-strikes: Bonser 81-57, Crain 13-6, Reyes 4-0, Neshek 7-5, Rincon 9-7, Schilling 104-72, Delcarmen 24-11, Foulke 16-12, Hansen 12-6, Breslow 9-5, Corey 13-9, Burns 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonser 5-9, Crain 1-1, Reyes 0-0, Neshek 0-0, Rincon 1-1, Schilling 8-4, Delcarmen 2-1, Foulke 1-1, Hansen 0-0, Breslow 1-0, Corey 3-0, Burns 0-1.
Batters faced: Bonser 26, Crain 3, Reyes 1, Neshek 1, Rincon 3, Schilling 22, Delcarmen 4, Foulke 4, Hansen 4, Breslow 3, Corey 6, Burns 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0, Neshek 2-0, Breslow 1-1, Corey 2-0, Burns 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 36,484.

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