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Damon the hero
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Yankees 3, Twins 2
Johnny Damon watches the flight of his walk-off homer in the 10th inning. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Johnny Damon ripped a game-winning homer in the 10th to give the Yankees their third straight walk-off victory, the first time the club has accomplished the feat since 1972. A.J. Burnett pitched into the seventh inning, and Alex Rodriguez clubbed his third home run.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (18-20)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 3, Minnesota 2   NYY
NY Yankees (20-17)
Won 5
May 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 8 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   3 9 0
Standings thru 5/17/09  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .284
Tolbert, 2B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .179
Mauer, C 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .429
Morneau, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 .324
Kubel, DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 7 .336
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .252
Buscher, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .217
Gomez, C, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .222
Punto, SS 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .194
Totals 37 2 8 1 8 10 27  

BATTING
TB: Tolbert; Buscher; Gomez, C 2; Kubel; Morneau; Mauer 2.
RBI: Tolbert (4).
2-out RBI: Tolbert.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 3; Tolbert 3.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cuddyer (4, 2nd base off Albaladejo/Cash).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .270
Damon, LF 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 .324
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .231
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .172
Matsui, DH 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .261
Swisher, RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .244
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 .310
Pena, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
  Cervelli, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .318
Cash, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100
  a-Cano, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296
Totals 32 3 9 3 1 9 11  

a-Lined out for Cash in the 8th.
1-Ran for Swisher in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Matsui (8, Slowey).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (3, 7th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 0 out), Damon (10, 10th inning off Crain, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Matsui 2; Jeter 2; Damon 6; Cervelli; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (7), Cabrera, Me (13), Damon (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Matsui 2.
SAC: Damon; Swisher; Cabrera, Me.
SF: Cabrera, Me.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (8, 2nd base off Slowey/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez, Al-Pena, R-Teixeira).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey 7.2 7 2 2 0 8 1 4.50
Mijares 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.25
Crain (L, 2-2) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 9.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 6.2 6 2 2 6 7 0 5.02
Albaladejo 0.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.82
Tomko 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Rivera 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.76
Aceves, A (W, 2-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.16

WP: Burnett, AJ 3.
HBP: Rodriguez, Al (by Slowey).
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 97-67, Mijares 20-11, Crain 10-6, Burnett, AJ 123-74, Albaladejo 24-11, Tomko 9-5, Rivera 15-11, Aceves, A 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Slowey 7-4, Mijares 1-1, Crain 1-0, Burnett, AJ 5-6, Albaladejo 1-0, Tomko 1-0, Rivera 0-2, Aceves, A 0-0.
Batters faced: Slowey 31, Mijares 5, Crain 2, Burnett, AJ 31, Albaladejo 5, Tomko 2, Rivera 4, Aceves, A 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mijares 3-0, Albaladejo 3-0, Tomko 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 58 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 3:30.
Att: 44,804.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 17, 2009
May 17, 2009

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