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Yanks halt skid
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Yankees 9, Twins 6
Johnny Damon rounds the bases after his leadoff home run on Tuesday. (Jim Mone/AP)
Mariano Rivera suffered his first blown save of the season by allowing a game-tying homer to send the contest to extras, but in the 12th, Alex Rodriguez and Xavier Nady went deep to help the Yankees snap their season-high four-game losing streak.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (64-56)
Won 1
NY Yankees 9, Minnesota 6   MIN
Minnesota (66-53)
Lost 1
August 12, 2008
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NY Yankees
1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3   9 16 0
Minnesota
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   6 12 1
Standings thru 8/12/08  |  Recap: NYY | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Twins stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 6 2 3 1 0 1 1 .325
Jeter, SS 5 0 3 1 0 2 0 .284
  2-Cabrera, Me, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
  Sexson, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Abreu, RF 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 .290
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 6 1 1 1 0 1 6 .313
Giambi, DH 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 .257
  1-Christian, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  a-Rodriguez, I, PH-DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Nady, LF 5 1 2 4 0 3 2 .332
Cano, 2B 5 0 1 0 1 0 4 .264
Betemit, 1B-SS 6 0 1 1 0 3 3 .252
Molina, J, C 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .226
Totals 47 9 16 9 5 11 23  

a-Grounded out for Christian in the 10th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 8th. 2-Ran for Jeter in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nady (31, Blackburn), Rodriguez, I (17, Guerrier).
HR: Damon (8, 1st inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, Al (27, 12th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out), Nady (19, 12th inning off Guerrier, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Jeter 3; Damon 6; Giambi 2; Betemit; Rodriguez, Al 4; Rodriguez, I 2; Abreu 2; Nady 6.
RBI: Damon (51), Nady 4 (74), Jeter (57), Abreu (78), Betemit (20), Rodriguez, Al (71).
2-out RBI: Nady 2; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Rodriguez, Al; Molina, J; Sexson.
GIDP: Cano, Rodriguez, Al, Betemit.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Christian (7, 2nd base off Crain/Redmond, M), Damon (19, 2nd base off Guerrier/Redmond, M).
CS: Abreu (8, 2nd base by Blackburn/Redmond, M).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 6 0 1 0 0 2 1 .309
Punto, 2B 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 .258
Redmond, M, C 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 .277
Morneau, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .305
Kubel, DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .265
  a-Ruiz, R, PH-DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .364
Young, D, LF 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 .288
Buscher, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 .307
Everett, SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 .214
Gomez, C, CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 .254
Totals 45 6 12 6 1 8 10  

a-Singled for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young, D (21, Mussina), Punto (10, Mussina), Redmond, M (5, Marte).
HR: Young, D (6, 8th inning off Rivera, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Ruiz, R; Redmond, M 3; Span; Young, D 7; Punto 3; Gomez, C; Kubel; Everett.
RBI: Buscher (31), Everett 2 (14), Young, D 3 (49).
2-out RBI: Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Kubel.
SF: Buscher; Everett.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez, C (25, 2nd base off Mussina/Molina, J), Young, D (13, 2nd base off Mussina/Molina, J).
CS: Span (4, 2nd base by Mussina/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Punto (5, throw).
DP: 5 (Redmond, M-Punto, Morneau-Everett, Punto-Morneau, Punto-Everett, Punto-Everett-Morneau).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina 7.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 3.30
Marte (H, 19) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 4.50
Rivera (BS, 1) 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.56
Veras (W, 3-1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.79
Ramirez, E (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.77
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 4.2 6 4 4 3 5 1 3.73
Bonser 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 6.37
Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Crain 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.28
Reyes, De 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.45
Nathan 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.07
Guerrier (L, 6-6) 1.1 4 3 3 0 1 2 4.67
Bass 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.96

Bonser pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Mussina , Blackburn .
IBB: Cano (by Crain), Morneau (by Mussina).
HBP: Nady (by Bonser).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 104-68, Marte 19-12, Rivera 27-20, Veras 24-15, Ramirez, E 13-8, Blackburn 102-64, Bonser 27-16, Breslow 1-1, Crain 22-13, Reyes, De 18-11, Nathan 15-10, Guerrier 36-25, Bass 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mussina 10-5, Marte 0-1, Rivera 4-0, Veras 2-2, Ramirez, E 0-2, Blackburn 3-4, Bonser 2-0, Breslow 1-0, Crain 1-0, Reyes, De 0-0, Nathan 3-0, Guerrier 1-1, Bass 1-0.
Batters faced: Mussina 29, Marte 3, Rivera 7, Veras 6, Ramirez, E 3, Blackburn 21, Bonser 8, Breslow 1, Crain 6, Reyes, De 3, Nathan 4, Guerrier 8, Bass 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 2-2, Bonser 2-0, Breslow 2-1, Crain 1-0, Nathan 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:22.
Att: 33,036.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008

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