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Two taters for Tex
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Yankees 7, Twins 6
Andy Pettitte issued just one walk in 6 2/3 innings of work. (Kathy Willens/AP)
No need for late heroics on this night. The Yanks sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning and came away with six runs, three of them on Mark Teixeira's homer, which was immediately followed by Alex Rodriguez's solo blast. Teixeira added a solo homer in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (18-21)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 7, Minnesota 6   NYY
NY Yankees (21-17)
Won 6
May 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1   6 13 1
NY Yankees
6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 5/18/09  |  Recap: MIN | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Yankees stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 .288
Harris, B, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .296
Mauer, C 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .417
Morneau, 1B 5 0 4 1 0 1 1 .340
Crede, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .223
  1-Tolbert, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Kubel, DH 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .326
Cuddyer, RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .252
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 .242
Punto, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .196
  a-Redmond, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 39 6 13 6 5 4 23  

a-Grounded out for Punto in the 9th.
1-Ran for Crede in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Harris, B (4, Pettitte), Morneau 2 (11, Pettitte, Pettitte).
HR: Cuddyer (4, 4th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out), Span (2, 8th inning off Ramirez, E, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cuddyer 4; Harris, B 3; Span 5; Punto; Gomez, C 2; Morneau 6; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (17), Morneau (33), Cuddyer 2 (20), Span 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B 2; Kubel 2; Gomez, C 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez, C (4, 2nd base off Pettitte/Cervelli).
CS: Punto (1, 2nd base by Pettitte/Cervelli).

FIELDING
E: Punto (3, fielding).
PB: Mauer (2).
DP: (Punto-Harris, B-Morneau).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .275
Damon, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .322
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 2 4 0 0 1 .239
Rodriguez, Al, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .188
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .301
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .317
Pena, R, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Cervelli, C 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .375
Totals 34 7 13 7 2 4 14  

BATTING
2B: Cano (10, Perkins).
HR: Teixeira 2 (10, 1st inning off Perkins, 2 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Ayala, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, Al (4, 1st inning off Perkins, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pena, R; Cano 3; Teixeira 8; Jeter 2; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 4; Cervelli 2; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (28), Rodriguez, Al (8), Cabrera, Me (14), Cervelli (2).
2-out RBI: Cervelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon 4.
SAC: Cervelli 2.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (1, 2nd base by Dickey/Mauer).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perkins (L, 1-3) 0.2 7 6 6 0 0 2 5.36
Dickey 4.1 3 0 0 1 1 0 3.63
Ayala 1.1 3 1 1 1 2 1 5.71
Breslow 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.25
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 4-1) 6.2 12 4 4 1 3 1 4.18
Veras (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.61
Ramirez, E (H, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.19
Coke (S, 1) 1.1 0 1 1 2 1 0 4.76

Breslow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Coke.
Balk: Perkins.
HBP: Gomez, C (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: Perkins 34-21, Dickey 60-41, Ayala 22-16, Breslow 16-11, Crain 9-6, Pettitte 105-71, Veras 6-2, Ramirez, E 22-13, Coke 36-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perkins 0-2, Dickey 8-1, Ayala 1-1, Breslow 1-1, Crain 2-0, Pettitte 8-4, Veras 0-1, Ramirez, E 1-1, Coke 3-0.
Batters faced: Perkins 9, Dickey 15, Ayala 8, Breslow 3, Crain 3, Pettitte 33, Veras 2, Ramirez, E 4, Coke 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dickey 1-0, Breslow 1-0, Crain 1-0, Veras 2-0, Coke 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:29.
Att: 43,244.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009

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