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Twins 4, Yankees 0
Sidney Ponson threw 107 pitches, 64 for strikes, on Monday night. (Jim Mone/AP)
On most nights, the performance Sidney Ponson turned in would equal a victory for the Yankees. But not on Monday. Although Ponson pitched 7 2/3 solid innings, the Bombers' offense was unable to push a run across against Twins lefty Glen Perkins.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (63-56)
Lost 4
Minnesota 4, NY Yankees 0   MIN
Minnesota (66-52)
Won 1
August 11, 2008
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NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Minnesota
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 X   4 7 1
Standings thru 8/11/08  |  Recap: NYY | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Twins stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian, LF4000010.250
Jeter, SS4000000.281
Abreu, RF4020010.289
Rodriguez, A, 3B3010111.315
Nady, DH4000023.332
Cano, 2B2010111.264
Sexson, 1B2000112.223
Rodriguez, I, C3000003.291
Cabrera, CF3000002.243
Totals290403712 

BATTING
TB: Abreu 2; Rodriguez, A; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nady.
GIDP: Cabrera; Rodriguez, A.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez, I (5).
DP: (Rodriguez, A-Cano-Sexson).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, RF4210001.314
Punto, 2B3000001.256
Mauer, C2011100.316
Morneau, 1B4011001.308
Kubel, DH4010012.264
Young, LF3000001.285
Buscher, 3B2110110.316
Everett, SS3112011.213
Gomez, CF3010000.255
Totals28474237 

BATTING
2B: Span (9, Ponson).
HR: Everett (2, 2nd inning off Ponson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Span 2; Mauer; Morneau; Kubel; Buscher; Everett 4; Gomez.
RBI: Everett 2 (12), Mauer (56), Morneau (92).
2-out RBI: Everett 2; Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2.
S: Punto.
SF: Mauer.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (8, 2nd base off Ponson/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
E: Perkins (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Buscher-Punto-Morneau, Everett-Punto-Morneau).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (L, 7-3)7.27442214.27
Ramirez 0.10000103.86
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perkins (W, 9-3)8.04003404.07
Nathan 1.00000301.09

Pitches-strikes: Ponson 107-64, Ramirez 6-4, Perkins 107-70, Nathan 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 19-2, Ramirez 0-0, Perkins 15-5, Nathan 0-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 31, Ramirez 1, Perkins 29, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:14.
Att: 30,126.
August 11, 2008

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