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Five in a row
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Yankees 8, Twins 2
Derek Jeter turns a double play in the second inning on Tuesday. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Trailing by a run in the sixth inning, Bobby Abreu connected on a go-ahead two-run homer, and the Yanks cruised from there to win their ninth straight at home and fifth straight overall. Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (55-45)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 8, Minnesota 2   NYY
NY Yankees (55-45)
Won 5
July 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 5 2
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 X   8 9 2
Standings thru 7/22/08  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, RF3120100.341
Casilla, 2B3010011.320
Mauer, C4000024.319
Morneau, 1B1000311.318
Kubel, DH4001015.260
Young, LF4010002.297
Buscher, 3B3000101.320
Punto, SS4000022.311
Gomez, CF3110000.247
Totals292515716 

BATTING
2B: Gomez (17, Rasner).
TB: Span 2; Casilla; Young; Gomez 2.
RBI: Kubel (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Young.
S: Casilla.
GIDP: Punto; Kubel.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Buscher (4, fielding), Punto (4, throw).
DP: 2 (Punto-Casilla-Morneau, Punto-Morneau).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH3210200.319
Jeter, SS5112013.283
Abreu, RF4223001.277
Rodriguez, A, 3B4220001.319
Giambi, 1B2011201.256
  Sexson, 1B0000000.219
Cano, 2B4022011.263
Cabrera, CF4000005.244
Moeller, C2000001.232
  a-Betemit, PH1000002.250
  Molina, C1000010.226
Gardner, LF3100120.161
Totals338985515 

a-Flied out for Moeller in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, A (19, Slowey), Jeter (20, Crain), Abreu (24, Crain).
HR: Abreu (11, 6th inning off Slowey, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter 2; Abreu 6; Rodriguez, A 3; Giambi; Cano 2.
RBI: Cano 2 (45), Abreu 3 (64), Jeter 2 (46), Giambi (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betemit.
GIDP: Abreu; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, A (15, 2nd base off Reyes/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera (4, fielding), Giambi (5, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Cano-Jeter-Giambi 2).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Slowey (L, 6-7)5.15442314.41
Reyes 0.11001002.63
Crain 0.12431003.38
Bass 2.01001205.04
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rasner 5.24224204.83
Robertson (W, 2-0)0.10000001.59
Veras (H, 6)1.00000102.97
Farnsworth 1.00001303.35
Giese 1.01000102.59

Crain pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Slowey 96-63, Reyes 13-7, Crain 17-10, Bass 31-17, Rasner 92-52, Robertson 1-1, Veras 12-7, Farnsworth 20-11, Giese 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Slowey 6-7, Reyes 0-1, Crain 0-1, Bass 4-0, Rasner 11-4, Robertson 1-0, Veras 1-1, Farnsworth 0-0, Giese 1-1.
Batters faced: Slowey 22, Reyes 3, Crain 5, Bass 8, Rasner 23, Robertson 1, Veras 3, Farnsworth 4, Giese 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-1, Crain 2-0, Bass 1-1, Robertson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Damien Beal. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 53,406.
July 22, 2008

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