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Twins 9, Red Sox 8
Kevin Youkilis hits an RBI single in the fourth inning. (Jim Mone/AP)
Making his first start since April 9, Alex Cora went 3-for-4 in his return from the disabled list. Tim Wakefield allowed seven runs over 2 2/3 innings, but after the Red Sox made it a one-run game, Manny Ramirez grounded out to end the rally.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (24-16)
Lost 1
Minnesota 9, Boston 8   MIN
Minnesota (19-17)
Won 1
May 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 2   8 15 1
Minnesota
0 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 X   9 10 1
Standings thru 5/11/08  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4100004.268
Pedroia, 2B4110003.305
Ortiz, DH4020111.241
Youkilis, 1B5121015.322
Lowell, 3B4111024.279
Drew, RF5121002.284
Crisp, CF5223001.317
Cash, C4121010.375
  a-Ramirez, PH1000001.299
Cora, SS4030001.857
Totals4081571522 

a-Grounded out for Cash in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (1, Blackburn), Drew (5, Nathan).
3B: Crisp (1, Blackburn).
HR: Crisp (2, 7th inning off Guerrier, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia; Ortiz 2; Youkilis 2; Lowell; Drew 3; Crisp 7; Cash 2; Cora 4.
RBI: Lowell (9), Cash (5), Youkilis (30), Crisp 3 (10), Drew (17).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Crisp 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Drew; Ortiz; Ramirez.
SF: Lowell.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (6, 2nd base off Nathan/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Lowell (2, fielding).
PB: Cash 2 (6).
DP: (Cora-Youkilis).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5010020.269
Tolbert, 2B5000011.274
Mauer, C4110101.330
Morneau, 1B3230100.286
Cuddyer, RF3110113.264
Monroe, DH4224001.284
Young, LF3100103.265
Lamb, 3B3112100.238
Everett, SS4112001.200
Totals3491085410 

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (5, Wakefield).
HR: Monroe 2 (4, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Timlin, 0 on, 0 out), Everett (1, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gomez; Mauer; Morneau 3; Cuddyer 2; Monroe 8; Lamb; Everett 4.
RBI: Monroe 4 (13), Everett 2 (4), Lamb 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Lamb 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Young 2.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez (16, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Tolbert (3, throw).
DP: (Everett-Tolbert-Morneau).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 3-2)2.27762224.25
Tavarez 1.11102106.39
Aardsma 2.01001102.33
Timlin 1.211100110.00
Lopez 0.10000003.38
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn (W, 3-2)6.09441503.93
Guerrier 1.02220013.86
Reyes (H, 4)1.01000000.00
Nathan (S, 12)1.03220001.93

WP: Wakefield.
HBP: Ellsbury (by Blackburn), Pedroia (by Blackburn).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 74-42, Tavarez 30-12, Aardsma 27-18, Timlin 17-12, Lopez 7-4, Blackburn 93-62, Guerrier 16-11, Reyes 10-9, Nathan 26-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 3-3, Tavarez 2-1, Aardsma 3-2, Timlin 2-3, Lopez 0-1, Blackburn 7-6, Guerrier 2-1, Reyes 2-1, Nathan 3-0.
Batters faced: Wakefield 17, Tavarez 8, Aardsma 7, Timlin 6, Lopez 1, Blackburn 30, Guerrier 5, Reyes 3, Nathan 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Tavarez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:04.
Att: 26,511.

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