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Matsui comes up clutch
Yankees 7, Twins 6
Johnny Damon and Miguel Cairo congratulate Melky Cabrera (middle). (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Matsui's two-run homer
Hideki Matsui broke a tie in the eighth inning with a two-run homer, making Kyle Farnsworth, who tossed a perfect eighth, a winner. Mariano Rivera allowed a run in the ninth, but held on for his 11th save. Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera homered in a five-run second, as the Yanks batted around.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 05, 2007
MIN
Minnesota (43-41)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 7, Minnesota 6   NYY
NY Yankees (41-42)
Won 1
July 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1   6 10 0
NY Yankees
0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 7/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Yankees Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS4212123.254
Mauer, C4122101.302
Cuddyer, RF4011113.280
Morneau, 1B4011002.283
Hunter, CF4000022.295
Cirillo, DH4120000.273
Ford, LF4000033.236
Rodriguez, 3B4110001.185
Punto, 2B2110100.205
  a-Kubel, PH1010000.246
  1-Tyner, PR0000000.279
Totals3561064815 

a-Singled for Punto in the 9th.
1-Ran for Kubel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cirillo (7, Igawa), Bartlett (11, Igawa).
TB: Bartlett 2; Mauer 2; Cuddyer; Morneau; Cirillo 3; Rodriguez; Punto; Kubel.
RBI: Cuddyer (52), Morneau (63), Bartlett 2 (23), Mauer 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Bartlett 2; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ford; Hunter; Cuddyer.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tyner (6, 2nd base off Rivera/Posada).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4110110.249
  Rivera, P0000000.000
Cabrera, LF-CF5133011.272
Jeter, SS3110202.341
Matsui, DH-LF5122014.273
Posada, C5000012.324
Abreu, RF4010010.260
Cano, 2B4121001.270
Phillips, 1B3120101.286
Cairo, 3B4111023.244
Totals3771374714 

BATTING
2B: Phillips (2, Slowey), Cairo (5, Slowey), Abreu (15, Slowey).
HR: Cano (5, 2nd inning off Slowey, 0 on, 2 out), Cabrera (4, 2nd inning off Slowey, 2 on, 2 out), Matsui (10, 8th inning off Neshek, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Cabrera 6; Jeter; Matsui 5; Abreu 2; Cano 5; Phillips 3; Cairo 2.
RBI: Cano (36), Cairo (6), Cabrera 3 (30), Matsui 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Cano; Cairo; Cabrera 3; Matsui 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Matsui 2; Cairo; Posada.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cabrera (Cuddyer at 2nd base).
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Phillips).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Slowey 3.28552225.84
Reyes 1.22001204.12
Guerrier 1.22000101.76
Neshek (L, 3-1)1.01221211.74
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Igawa 5.07553307.14
Vizcaino 1.01000205.27
Proctor 1.00001003.80
Farnsworth (W, 1-1)1.00000104.59
Rivera (S, 11)1.02110203.94

WP: Slowey, Reyes, Igawa.
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 91-60, Reyes 30-20, Guerrier 28-15, Neshek 21-11, Igawa 97-62, Vizcaino 14-10, Proctor 14-9, Farnsworth 17-12, Rivera 24-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Slowey 3-6, Reyes 1-2, Guerrier 0-4, Neshek 1-0, Igawa 3-8, Vizcaino 1-0, Proctor 2-1, Farnsworth 0-2, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Slowey 21, Reyes 8, Guerrier 7, Neshek 5, Igawa 24, Vizcaino 4, Proctor 3, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 2-0, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:32.
Att: 52,471.

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