FINAL SCORE:

TWINS (41-30) 6
METS (42-32) 0

Bottom 9th

Reyes swings at the first pitch he sees and grounds to third weakly for OUT ONE.

Feliciano grounds out to Pavano for the second time today for OUT TWO.

Wright flies to center for OUT THREE.

GAME OVER

SCORE: Twins 6, Mets 0

Top 9th

Fernando Nieve comes in to pitch and replace pinch-hitter Chris Carter.

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Kubel homers to right center on a hanging changeup high in the zone.  It is his 10th homer of the year.

Young flies to center for OUT ONE.

Punto strikes out on foul tip for OUT TWO.

Pavano singles up the middle. In addition to his nice day on the mound, he now has two hits today.  

Span flies out to center for OUT THREE.

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SCORE: Twins 6, Mets 0

Bottom 8th

In an effort to jam Barajas with inside sinkers, he is hit by a pitch.

Punto's impressive fielding is on display today. Punto dove to his right to halt a scorching grounder by Francoeur and then throw to second base for the force OUT ONE.

Cora flies out to left field for OUT TWO.

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Chris Carter pinch hits for Elmer Dessens.

Carter strikes out on a foul tip for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Top 8th

The Mets bring in Elmer Dessens.  

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Mauer lines to third for OUT ONE.

Morneau goes down looking on a low and away two-seam fastball for OUT TWO.

Cuddyer flies out to center field for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Bottom 7th

Wright strikes out on a called third strike for OUT ONE.  It was a borderline high and inside changeup.

Davis grounds out to second for OUT TWO.

Bay grounds out to short for OUT THREE.

NOTE: Another quick 1-2-3 inning for Pavano.  Looks like he'll go all the way today.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Top 7th

Mets bring in Ryota Igarashi to face Carl Pavano to start the inning. NOTE: Pavano has thrown just 73 pitches through six innings, squandering just three hits.  It doesn't look like the Mets will slow him down.

Pavano strikes out swinging on a 94 mph heater for OUT ONE.

Span walks.

Hudson grounds into double play for OUTS TWO AND THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Bottom 6th

Tatis pinch hits for Santana. Santana's line: 6 IP, 8 hits, 5 runs, 2 BBs, 4 KOs, 103 pitches (71 strikes).

Tatis strikes out on three pitches for OUT ONE. 

Reyes grounds out to first for OUT TWO.

Feliciano grounds out to first for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Top 6th

Kubel lines out to second base for OUT ONE.

Young strikes out on a slider for OUT TWO. Each of Santana's four strikeouts have come on the slide-piece.

Punto grounds to short.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Bottom 5th

Davis strikes out on foul top for OUT ONE.

Bay flies out to right for OUT TWO.

Barajas singles to center.

Francoeur singles to right, putting men on first and second.

Cora ends any chance of a rally with a weak grounder to short for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Top 5th

Hudson can't hold up on a slider and strikes out for OUT ONE.

Mauer lofts a liner to center for a single. The Natural strikes again.

Morneau lines out to left for OUT TWO.

Cuddyer grounds to short and Reyes steps on second base for force OUT THREE.

 SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Bottom 4th

Morneau dives to his right to snare a Reyes liner for OUT ONE.

Feliciano saws one off on a chopper to the pitcher for OUT TWO. Feliciano threw his bat down in anger and hustled, but Pavano had him out at first easily.

Wright grounds sharply to first, where Morneau throws to Pavano for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Top 4th

Young chops one weakly to short for OUT ONE.

Punto shoots one to right for a single.

Pavano sacrifice bunts Punto to second for OUT TWO.

Span lines one into the right-field corner, scoring Punto, but an remarkably quick relay from Francoeur to Cora to Wright nails Span at third for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 5, Mets 0

Bottom 3rd

Seeing the defense was playing him to pull, Francoeur singles on a bunt down the third base-line.

Punto's double-play strikes again. Cora pops up to short on a hit-and-run and Punto throws to first to nab Francoeur for OUTS ONE AND TWO. 

Santana grounds to short for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0

Top 3rd

Morneau spins around on a diving slider away and strikes out for OUT ONE.

Cuddyer is rung up on another slider from Santana and strikes out for OUT TWO.

Kubel nubs one in front of home plate and, hoping it will go foul, does not run, eventually getting thrown out by Barajas for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0

 

Bottom 2nd

Davis walks on eight pitches.

On a slick play, Punto snares a line drive from Bay and catches Davis off second for an easy double play for OUTS ONE AND TWO. Bay just can't catch a break.

Barajas flies out to center for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0 

 

Top 2nd

Pavano singles to center.

Span grounds into 5-4-3 double player for OUTS ONE AND TWO.

Hudson walks.

Mauer flies out to center on first pitch for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0

 

Bottom 1st

Reyes flies to left for OUT ONE.

Feliciano grounds to second for OUT TWO.

Wright flies out to left for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0

 

Top 1st

Span pops out to Reyes for OUT ONE.

Hudson doubles to center.

Mauer singles and drives in Hudson for the first run of the game.

Santana balks, moving Mauer to second.

Morneau flies to center for OUT TWO.

Cuddyer walks. Runners on first and second.

Kubel hits a ground-rule double down the left-field line that drives in Mauer and moves Cuddyer to third.

Coaching visit to mound.

Young doubles to left, driving home Cuddyer and Kubel.

Punto pops out to Barajas in foul territory for OUT THREE.

SCORE: Twins 4, Mets 0