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Ponson gets his fill
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Yankees 12, Twins 4
Sidney Ponson went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs. (Seth Wenig/AP)
After A-Rod's homer put the Yanks up, 2-0, in the first, the Twins took a pair of runs right back. But from the bottom of the second frame on, New York poured it on for Sidney Ponson -- who got his second win in pinstripes -- and the Bombers' win streak was fed to four straight.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (55-44)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 12, Minnesota 4   NYY
NY Yankees (54-45)
Won 4
July 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   4 10 2
NY Yankees
2 4 2 0 0 3 0 1 X   12 16 0
Standings thru 7/21/08  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5001006.247
Casilla, 2B5132012.320
Mauer, C4010112.323
Morneau, 1B4000004.318
  Lamb, 1B0000000.219
Kubel, DH4011002.263
Young, LF2100011.297
  a-Monroe, PH-LF1000010.203
Buscher, 3B4010000.330
Harris, SS3110110.260
Span, RF4130013.329
Totals3641042620 

a-Struck out for Young in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Span (5, Hawkins).
3B: Span (3, Ponson).
TB: Casilla 3; Mauer; Kubel; Buscher; Harris; Span 6.
RBI: Gomez (33), Casilla 2 (38), Kubel (47).
2-out RBI: Casilla; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Mauer 2; Gomez; Casilla.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Casilla (7, throw), Bonser (3, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Casilla-Morneau, Casilla-Lamb-Harris).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH4111001.319
  a-Moeller, PH-DH1000001.239
Jeter, SS5122012.284
Abreu, RF4221002.275
  b-Christian, PH-RF0100100.222
Rodriguez, A, 3B3223100.316
  Betemit, 3B1010000.252
Giambi, 1B3000133.254
  Sexson, 1B0000100.219
Cano, 2B5122003.260
Cabrera, CF5220002.247
Molina, C4130001.227
Gardner, LF4110013.170
Totals39121694518 

a-Flied out for Damon in the 7th. b-Walked for Abreu in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Damon (24, Bonser).
HR: Rodriguez, A (21, 1st inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 2 out), Cano (8, 3rd inning off Bonser, 0 on, 0 out), Jeter (6, 6th inning off Bonser, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter 5; Abreu 2; Rodriguez, A 5; Betemit; Cano 5; Cabrera 2; Molina 3; Gardner.
RBI: Rodriguez, A 3 (59), Jeter 2 (44), Abreu (61), Cano 2 (43), Damon (38).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, A 3; Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Jeter; Cabrera.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Giambi).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn (L, 7-6)1.27630113.83
Bonser 3.16441326.59
Breslow 2.02111102.28
Guerrier 1.01112003.46
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 6-1)5.29332204.02
Ramirez 0.10000102.48
Robertson 1.00000101.64
Hawkins 2.01110205.58

Bonser pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Breslow 2.
Balk: Breslow.
HBP: Young (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 50-33, Bonser 61-43, Breslow 35-21, Guerrier 14-6, Ponson 100-57, Ramirez 5-4, Robertson 13-9, Hawkins 23-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blackburn 3-1, Bonser 2-5, Breslow 0-4, Guerrier 3-0, Ponson 9-6, Ramirez 0-0, Robertson 2-0, Hawkins 4-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 13, Bonser 17, Breslow 8, Guerrier 5, Ponson 28, Ramirez 1, Robertson 3, Hawkins 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Bonser 2-0, Breslow 1-1, Ramirez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Damien Beal.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:09.
Att: 53,484.
July 21, 2008

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