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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 29, 2007
Drew bruises Twins
Silva denied win
Carlos Silva was in line for his 14th win after yielding just two runs over six innings, but Nick Blackburn gave up a three-run homer to J.D. Drew as part of Boston's four-run seventh. Rondell White and Joe Mauer each hit homers.
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 Mauer goes deep
 White's Monster shot
Red Sox 6, Twins 4
J.D. Drew follows the flight of his three-run jack in the seventh inning. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Series at a glance:
Sox secure best record
J.D. Drew went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield notched his 17th win as the Red Sox locked up home-field advantage for the entire postseason.
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 Lowell's homer
 Youkilis' RBI double
 Drew's three-run homer
MIN
Minnesota (78-83)
Lost 2
Boston 6, Minnesota 4   BOS
Boston (96-65)
Won 2
September 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0   4 8 0
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 X   6 13 1
Standings thru 9/29/07  |  Recap: MIN|BOS  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS4000001.265
Tyner, LF4110000.286
Mauer, C4132000.293
  1-Ford, PR0000000.235
Hunter, CF4010001.286
Morneau, 1B4000012.273
Cuddyer, RF4110002.278
White, DH3111010.170
Buscher, 3B3011000.244
Rodriguez, 2B3000002.221
Totals33484028 


1-Ran for Mauer in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: White (4, 3rd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 0 out), Mauer (7, 4th inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Tyner; Mauer 6; Hunter; Cuddyer; White 4; Buscher.
RBI: White (19), Mauer 2 (60), Buscher (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett.
GIDP: Rodriguez; Hunter; Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Buscher-Rodriguez-Morneau).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF4120000.270
Cora, 2B-SS4110001.243
Ramirez, DH4010023.295
Lowell, 3B4222002.326
Drew, RF4233000.270
Youkilis, 1B4031000.290
Ellsbury, LF4010003.339
Mirabelli, C4000015.205
Clayton, SS4000024.247
  Pedroia, 2B0000000.317
Totals3661360518 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (33, Silva), Crisp (28, Silva), Youkilis (35, Silva).
3B: Drew (4, Silva).
HR: Lowell (21, 6th inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out), Drew (11, 7th inning off Blackburn, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Crisp 3; Cora; Ramirez 2; Lowell 5; Drew 8; Youkilis 4; Ellsbury.
RBI: Youkilis (83), Lowell 2 (120), Drew 3 (64).
2-out RBI: Lowell; Drew 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Clayton.
GIDP: Clayton.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (28, 3rd base off Silva/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Clayton (8, throw).
DP: 3 (Wakefield-Cora-Youkilis, Lowell-Cora-Youkilis, Okajima-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva 6.09220314.19
Blackburn (BS, 1)(L, 0-2)1.04440117.71
DePaula 1.00000108.55
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 17-12)7.06430124.76
Lopez (H, 13)1.00000003.10
Okajima (S, 5)1.02000102.22

WP: Wakefield.
Pitches-strikes: Silva 97-66, Blackburn 24-16, DePaula 7-7, Wakefield 92-60, Lopez 9-6, Okajima 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 7-8, Blackburn 1-1, DePaula 1-1, Wakefield 10-10, Lopez 3-0, Okajima 2-0.
Batters faced: Silva 26, Blackburn 7, DePaula 3, Wakefield 26, Lopez 3, Okajima 4.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:17.
Att: 36,619.

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