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Positive end for Twins
Twins 3, Red Sox 2
First baseman Garrett Jones lunges to tag out Jacoby Ellsbury. (Winslow Townson/AP)
 Hunter's RBI double
 Nathan nails it down
Torii Hunter, Garrett Jones and Rondell White each knocked in a run in the inning, and the Twins held on to win their final game of the season. Joe Nathan notched his 37th save, but had to wiggle out of a bases-loaded jam.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (79-83)
Won 1
Minnesota 3, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (96-66)
Lost 1
September 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 4 0
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 9/30/07  |  Recap: MIN|BOS  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Punto, SS2100110.210
  Rodriguez, 2B1000000.219
Buscher, 3B4110000.244
Hunter, CF3111000.287
  Ford, CF1000000.233
Morneau, DH3000012.271
  a-Kubel, PH-DH1010000.273
Cuddyer, RF3000111.276
Jones, 1B3001001.208
White, LF3011010.174
  Tyner, LF0000000.286
LeCroy, C3000002.150
Casilla, 2B-SS3000010.222
Totals30343256 

a-Doubled for Morneau in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (45, Tavarez), Kubel (31, Papelbon).
TB: Buscher; Hunter 2; Kubel 2; White.
RBI: Hunter (107), Jones (5), White (20).
2-out RBI: White.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LeCroy; Jones.
SF: Jones.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
PB: LeCroy (1).
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Ellsbury at 2nd base).
DP: (Casilla-Rodriguez-Jones).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B3010001.317
  Cora, 2B1010100.246
Ramirez, LF2011101.296
  1-Kielty, PR-LF2000014.218
Ortiz, DH2000122.332
  a-Mirabelli, PH-DH2000023.202
Lowell, 3B3000014.324
  Clayton, 3B1000010.246
Youkilis, 1B3000012.288
  Hinske, 1B1000000.204
Varitek, C2111100.255
  Cash, C1000010.111
Crisp, CF3000001.268
  Moss, RF0000100.280
Ellsbury, RF-CF4030000.353
Lugo, SS3110113.237
Totals3328261021 

a-Struck out for Ortiz in the 7th.
1-Ran for Ramirez in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (39, Garza), Ellsbury (7, Baker).
HR: Varitek (17, 6th inning off Baker, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Cora; Ramirez; Varitek 4; Ellsbury 4; Lugo.
RBI: Ramirez (88), Varitek (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo 2; Youkilis; Mirabelli 2.
GIDP: Kielty.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo 2 (33, 2nd base off Nathan/LeCroy, 3rd base off Garza/LeCroy).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (W, 5-7)5.04103503.69
Baker (H, 1)3.03110314.26
Nathan (S, 37)1.01003201.88
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tavarez (L, 7-11)3.03332005.15
Lester 2.00000204.57
Timlin 1.00000103.42
Delcarmen 1.00000002.05
Gagne 1.00000103.81
Papelbon 1.01000101.85

IBB: Cora (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 109-62, Baker 36-21, Nathan 26-12, Tavarez 50-29, Lester 20-15, Timlin 6-6, Delcarmen 7-6, Gagne 12-7, Papelbon 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 5-5, Baker 4-2, Nathan 0-0, Tavarez 6-3, Lester 3-1, Timlin 2-0, Delcarmen 2-1, Gagne 2-0, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Garza 22, Baker 11, Nathan 6, Tavarez 14, Lester 6, Timlin 3, Delcarmen 3, Gagne 3, Papelbon 4.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 36,364.

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