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Yankees 6, Twins 5
Alex Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single and a double on Friday. (Jim Mone/AP)
The Nos. 2-4 hitters in the Yankees' lineup delivered big-time in the opener vs. the Twins, with Bobby Abreu scoring four runs and Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui knocking in two runs apiece, helping Mike Mussina pick up his eighth win of '08.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (27-27)
Won 2
NY Yankees 6, Minnesota 5   MIN
Minnesota (28-26)
Lost 1
May 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0   6 16 1
Minnesota
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 7 0
Standings thru 5/30/08  |  Recap: NYY | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Twins stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5000013.272
Abreu, RF4430100.296
Rodriguez, 3B4032001.291
Matsui, LF4032101.339
  Damon, LF0000000.288
Giambi, DH5010017.243
Duncan, S, 1B1100100.161
  a-Betemit, PH-1B3000016.265
Cano, 2B4110002.219
Molina, C3020010.219
Cabrera, CF4032001.266
Totals3761663421 

a-Struck out for Duncan, S in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez 2 (11, Perkins, Guerrier).
3B: Abreu 2 (3, Perkins, Bass).
TB: Abreu 7; Rodriguez 5; Matsui 3; Giambi; Cano; Molina 2; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Matsui 2 (26), Rodriguez 2 (19), Cabrera 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Cano; Betemit.
S: Molina.
GIDP: Matsui.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (4, 2nd base off Perkins/Mauer).
CS: Cabrera (1, 2nd base by Perkins/Mauer).
PO: Cabrera (1st base by Perkins).

FIELDING
E: Duncan, S (3, throw).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5000022.286
Casilla, 2B4120001.340
  a-Monroe, PH1000011.235
Mauer, C3100102.318
Morneau, 1B4221001.309
Cuddyer, RF4111011.228
Kubel, DH4011020.250
Young, LF4011000.257
Lamb, 3B4001002.245
Harris, SS2000202.253
Totals355753612 

a-Struck out for Casilla in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casilla (3, Mussina).
HR: Morneau (10, 8th inning off Farnsworth, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Casilla 3; Morneau 5; Cuddyer; Kubel; Young.
RBI: Cuddyer (20), Kubel (27), Young (15), Lamb (23), Morneau (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris; Morneau; Mauer.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cuddyer 2 (Giambi at 2nd base, Rodriguez at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Casilla-Harris-Morneau, Casilla-Morneau, Cuddyer-Harris).
Pickoffs: Perkins (Cabrera at 1st base).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 8-4)6.06421404.26
Veras (H, 1)0.10001004.35
Ramirez (H, 1)0.20000000.00
Farnsworth (H, 5)1.01110014.44
Rivera (S, 14)1.00001200.38
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perkins (L, 2-2)4.010552003.90
Bass 2.03110205.67
Reyes 1.22000202.70
Guerrier 1.11001003.19

Perkins pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Bass pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Matsui (by Guerrier).
HBP: Rodriguez (by Bass).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 109-73, Veras 9-3, Ramirez 5-5, Farnsworth 11-9, Rivera 15-10, Perkins 78-52, Bass 25-19, Reyes 19-11, Guerrier 18-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 4-10, Veras 1-0, Ramirez 0-2, Farnsworth 3-0, Rivera 1-0, Perkins 6-4, Bass 2-1, Reyes 0-2, Guerrier 1-3.
Batters faced: Mussina 26, Veras 2, Ramirez 2, Farnsworth 4, Rivera 4, Perkins 21, Bass 9, Reyes 6, Guerrier 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez 1-0, Bass 1-0, Reyes 2-1, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Chris Tiller. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:04.
Att: 30,188.

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