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Santana saved Justin time
Long ball preserves gem
Johan Santana fell behind after Frank Thomas' solo homer in the second, but Justin Morneau's two-run shot in the eighth gave Minnesota a victory in Oakland. Santana allowed two hits with nine strikeouts in eight innings.
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 Morneau's two-run shot
Twins 2, Athletics 1
Justin Morneau is congratulated by Michael Cuddyer after his two-run homer. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's outdueled in eighth
A's starter Kirk Saarloos battled Johan Santana, shutting the Twins out through seven innings. But he gave up a two-run homer to Justin Morneau in the eighth to lose the lead from Frank Thomas' solo shot in the second.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 02, 2006
SF
NYM
PPD
ARI
ATL
PPD
MIN
Minnesota (25-29)
Won 1
Minnesota 2, Oakland 1   OAK
Oakland (25-30)
Lost 1
June 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 5 0
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 2 0
Standings thru 6/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Athletics Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Punto, SS3010101.288
Castillo, 2B3010100.308
Mauer, C4000003.354
Hunter, CF3000102.265
Cuddyer, RF3110100.288
Morneau, 1B4112002.240
Tiffee, DH2000100.000
Batista, 3B3000001.242
Kubel, LF3010000.194
1-Ford, PR-LF0000000.227
Totals28252509 


1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel (1, Saarloos).
HR: Morneau (11, 8th inning off Saarloos, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Punto; Castillo; Cuddyer; Morneau 4; Kubel 2.
RBI: Morneau 2 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter; Punto; Morneau.
GIDP: Mauer; Hunter; Batista.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Punto (1, 2nd base by Saarloos/Kendall).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF4000030.265
Swisher, 1B4000010.292
Chavez, 3B3000020.273
Thomas, DH3111020.231
Crosby, SS3000000.251
Payton, LF3000000.247
Kielty, RF3010000.266
Kendall, C3000001.255
Scutaro, 2B2000010.132
a-Johnson, PH1000010.197
Totals291210101 

a-Struck out for Scutaro in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Thomas (13, 2nd inning off Santana, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Thomas 4; Kielty.
RBI: Thomas (30).
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Crosby-Scutaro-Swisher 2, Chavez-Scutaro-Swisher).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 5-4)8.02110913.24
Nathan (S, 7)1.00000101.89
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saarloos (L, 2-4)8.05223015.04
Gaudin 0.20002003.93
Keisler 0.10000003.24

Pitches-strikes: Santana 103-75, Nathan 7-6, Saarloos 96-55, Gaudin 17-7, Keisler 4-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 8-7, Nathan 0-2, Saarloos 17-6, Gaudin 1-1, Keisler 0-1.
Batters faced: Santana 26, Nathan 3, Saarloos 28, Gaudin 4, Keisler 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Keisler 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Travis Reininger. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:03.
Att: 16,138.

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