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Slowey, Span shine
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Twins 4, Red Sox 2
Denard Span watches the throw sail into the outfield after he stole second in the third. (AP)
Kevin Slowey turned in his fourth straight quality start and team-leading sixth this season, working out of a few jams to hold Boston to two runs in six innings. Speedy Denard Span led the support, tying a career high with four hits -- two of them infield singles -- while scoring a pair of runs and stealing a base.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (27-20)
Lost 2
Minnesota 4, Boston 2   MIN
Minnesota (24-24)
Won 2
May 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 1
Minnesota
0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 X   4 13 1
Standings thru 5/27/09  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .307
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .339
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .257
Youkilis, 1B 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .373
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .281
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .193
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .309
Kottaras, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .179
Green, N, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Totals 32 2 6 2 2 6 9  

BATTING
HR: Bay (14, 6th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell 2; Bay 4; Pedroia.
RBI: Youkilis (29), Bay (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Bay; Drew, J.
SF: Youkilis.
GIDP: Bay.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pedroia (7, 3rd base off Slowey/Mauer), Ellsbury (21, 2nd base off Slowey/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Kottaras (1, throw).
DP: (Pedroia-Green, N-Youkilis).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 4 2 4 0 1 0 0 .316
Mauer, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .425
Morneau, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .343
Kubel, DH 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .340
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 1 0 3 4 .284
Harris, B, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 .264
Young, D, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .253
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Tolbert, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .194
Punto, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .187
Totals 34 4 13 4 5 7 25  

1-Ran for Young, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau (14, Matsuzaka), Kubel (12, Matsuzaka), Cuddyer (11, Masterson).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Harris, B 2; Span 4; Young, D 2; Kubel 3; Morneau 2; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (32), Kubel (25), Harris, B (9), Cuddyer (32).
2-out RBI: Harris, B; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Young, D; Morneau; Tolbert; Harris, B 3; Mauer.
SAC: Tolbert.
SF: Mauer.
GIDP: Punto.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (11, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Kottaras), Punto (5, 2nd base off Masterson/Kottaras).

FIELDING
E: Punto (5, throw).
DP: (Tolbert-Punto-Morneau).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (L, 0-3) 5.0 9 3 3 3 6 0 8.82
Delcarmen 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.25
Masterson 2.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.24
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey (W, 7-1) 6.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 4.11
Mijares (H, 5) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.35
Guerrier (H, 7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.75
Nathan (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45

WP: Matsuzaka 4, Delcarmen, Masterson.
IBB: Kubel (by Delcarmen).
HBP: Cuddyer (by Masterson).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 102-63, Delcarmen 18-11, Masterson 42-25, Slowey 99-67, Mijares 17-8, Guerrier 2-1, Nathan 17-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 1-4, Delcarmen 0-1, Masterson 6-1, Slowey 4-8, Mijares 1-1, Guerrier 1-0, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 26, Delcarmen 5, Masterson 11, Slowey 26, Mijares 5, Guerrier 1, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Masterson 3-1, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:10.
Att: 28,221.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009

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