Twins Post-Game Notes, August 12 vs. Tampa Bay 13 Aug 12

TAMPA BAY RAYS (62-52) at MINNESOTA TWINS (49-65)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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2

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10

R

H

E

LOB

Tampa Bay Rays

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1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

4

7

12

3

8

Minnesota Twins

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2

1

0

0

0

0

0

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3

7

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10

WINNING PITCHER: Farnsworth (1-3, 4.26)

LOSING PITCHER: Burnett (4-4, 3.25)

SAVE: Rodney (36)

FIRST PITCH: 1:12 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 68, winds from NE at 6 mph               TIME OF GAME: 3:22                    ATTENDANCE: 35,327

HOME RUNS: Jennings (9, off Diamond, first inning, nobody on, nobody out, 1-2 pitch, 391 feet to left-center field)

Keppinger (5, off Diamond, second inning, nobody on, nobody out, 1-1 pitch, 366 feet to left field)

Morneau (16, off Shields, second inning, one on, nobody out, 1-1 pitch, 411 feet to right field)

PITCHING LINES:

TAMPA BAY

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

James Shields

7.0

5

3

2

1

2

1

0

99/59

Joel Peralta

1.0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

17/6

Kyle Farnsworth (W)

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

9/7

J.P. Howell

0.2

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

18/12

Fernando Rodney (S)

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond

7.0

8

3

3

2

6

2

0

95/64

Jared Burton

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

16/10

Glen Perkins

1.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

17/8

Alex Burnett (L)

0.2

1

3

3

2

0

0

0

18/7

Tyler Robertson

0.0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

3/1

Casey Fien

0.1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

11/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAYS NOTES:

  • ·    The Rays are 19-8 against the Twins since May 29, 2009…they are 10-3 all-time at Target Field…they finished the season-series with the Twins, going 5-1.
  • ·    The Rays six-game winning streak matches their season-high, done twice earlier this season.
  • ·    The Rays are 23-14 on the road since May 13, after starting the season 7-11 away from Tropicana Field.
  • ·    The Rays recorded their second straight series sweep…first time they have swept consecutive series since sweeping three straight, April 12-19, 2010.
  • ·    The Rays finished with 36 hits in this series, 18 going for extra-bases (12 doubles, six homers)…in their last four games, they are batting .336 (49-for-146).
  • ·    Today marked the first time the Rays had double-digit hits in four straight games since May 17-20, 2010.
  • ·    Today marked the Rays first extra-inning win on the road since June 11, 2011 at Baltimore (7-5 in 11 innings).
  • ·    James Shields has allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits in his last three starts (24.0 ip).
  • ·    The Rays snapped their errorless game streak at 10 (tied club record)…the Keppinger second inning error was the first for the Rays since Ryan Roberts error, June 30 at Oakland…today marked their first game with multiple errors since June 20 vs. Seattle, when they also committed three.
  • ·    Desmond Jennings hit his third leadoff home run of the season and fourth of his career…the Rays hit four home runs in the first inning during this series, accounting for six runs.
  • ·    Jeff Keppinger (2-for-5) has hit safely in 21 of 28 games since the All-Star break, batting .340 (34-for-100) with seven doubles and two home runs in that time.
  • ·    Fernando Rodney extended his club record, converting his 21st consecutive save.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are now 5-3 in extra-innings…they were swept for the ninth time this season.
  • ·    The defense turned three more double plays today, giving them a Major League-leading 142 (123 via ground balls)…they have turned a double play in seven straight games, 18 total in that span.
  • ·    Scott Diamond has posted an ERA of 2.37 (30.1 ip, 8 er) in his last four starts…he pitched his team-leading 13th quality start today.
  • ·    Justin Morneau’s second inning home run was the 201st of his career, tying him with Gary Gaetti for sixth on the Twins all-time list.
  • ·    Denard Span hit his team-leading 31st double…he entered today second in baseball in doubles for a leadoff hitter, behind Ian Kinsler (31).
  • ·    With three more home runs hit today by both teams combined, there have been 124 home runs hit in Target Field, just two short of last season’s total of 126…there were 116 total homers hit in Target Field in 2010.
  • ·    Denard Span was removed from today’s game with right shoulder pain and will receive precautionary X-rays…he injured it diving for a ball in the sixth inning.