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NYY 6,  MIN 5
Yankees win series, 3-1
Yanks sock Twins; Sox next
Ruben Sierra's homer tied the game in the eighth and A-Rod scored the winning run in the 11th as the Yankees advanced to the ALCS. Full story >


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Johan Santana's five-inning start put the Twins in position to extend the series with the Yankees, but the bullpen couldn't protect the lead in the late innings as Minnesota fell, dropping Game 4 and the American League Division Series to New York. Full story >

October 9, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1   6 11 0
Minnesota
1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 12 1
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS6110043.316
Rodriguez, 3B4120201.421
Sheffield, RF6110014.222
Matsui, LF4111232.412
Williams, CF5121014.278
Posada, C5000035.222
Sierra, R, DH4123100.167
Olerud, 1B4010013.214
1-Crosby, PR0000000.000
Clark, 1B1000010.000
Cairo, 2B5010023.214
Totals44611551625 


1-Ran for Olerud in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Olerud (2, Rincon), Rodriguez 2 (3, Nathan, Lohse).
HR: Sierra, R (1, 8th inning off Rincon, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez 4; Sheffield; Matsui; Williams 2; Sierra, R 5; Olerud 2; Cairo.
RBI: Matsui (3), Williams (3), Sierra, R 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cairo, Williams 2, Jeter 2, Posada 2.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez 2 (2, 2nd base off Santana/Blanco, 3rd base off Lohse/Borders).

FIELDING
DP: (Posada-Jeter).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, DH6110002.200
Jones, RF5020020.300
Hunter, CF3211102.353
Morneau, 1B5120021.235
Koskie, 3B3001000.308
Ford, LF4022001.273
Guzman, SS4000123.333
Cuddyer, 2B3010013.467
Rivas, 2B1000000.000
b-Offerman, PH1000000.000
Blanco, C3121010.250
a-Kubel, PH1010000.143
Borders, C0000000.000
c-LeCroy, PH1000000.333
Totals4051252812 

a-Doubled for Blanco in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Rivas in the 11th. c-Flied out for Borders in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau (2, Vazquez), Ford (1, Vazquez), Kubel (1, Gordon).
HR: Blanco (1, 5th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stewart; Jones 2; Hunter; Morneau 3; Ford 3; Cuddyer; Blanco 5; Kubel 2.
RBI: Hunter (2), Koskie (2), Blanco (2), Ford 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 2, Guzman 2, Hunter, Stewart.
SF: Hunter, Koskie.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ford (1, 2nd base off Vazquez/Posada).
CS: Jones (1, 2nd base by Vazquez/Posada), Cuddyer (2, 2nd base by Loaiza/Posada), Ford (1, 2nd base by Loaiza/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Blanco (1, missed catch).
PB: Borders (1).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez 5.07552619.00
Loaiza 2.04000000.00
Gordon 2.01000204.91
Rivera (W, 1-0)2.00000000.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 5.05113700.75
Balfour 2.00000200.00
Rincon 0.144411110.80
Nathan 1.21001303.60
Lohse (L, 0-1)2.01110304.50

WP: Rincon, Lohse.
IBB: Matsui (by Nathan).
HBP: Ford (by Vazquez), Koskie (by Vazquez).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 98-59, Loaiza 33-22, Gordon 23-17, Rivera 20-13, Santana 87-53, Balfour 28-19, Rincon 30-17, Nathan 32-21, Lohse 32-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 3-5, Loaiza 2-2, Gordon 1-3, Rivera 3-3, Santana 3-5, Balfour 2-2, Rincon 0-0, Nathan 1-1, Lohse 1-2.
Batters faced: Vazquez 25, Loaiza 8, Gordon 7, Rivera 6, Santana 23, Balfour 6, Rincon 6, Nathan 7, Lohse 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Nathan 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Charlie Reliford. LF: Mark Wegner. RF: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:16.
Att: 52,498.

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