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Twins take over first
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Twins 4, Yankees 0
Brian Buscher greets Adam Everett after Everett's homer in the second.  (Jim Mone/AP)
Glen Perkins tossed eight shutout innings just one day after the birth of his second daughter to lead the Twins to the opening victory over the Yankees. With the White Sox loss, Minnesota moved back into first place in the American League Central.
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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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