Minnesota Twins 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Thursday, June 22, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

MIN A    0  0  2    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   4 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  5  1
Minnesota Twins              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Castillo 2b                   5   1   1   0       0   0       3   3
Kubel lf                      5   1   2   1       0   2       1   0
  Nathan p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mauer c                       4   1   1   0       0   1       9   0
Cuddyer rf                    4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Morneau 1b                    3   1   3   1       1   0       7   0
Hunter cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Tiffee 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   3
  Punto 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bartlett ss                   4   0   1   0       0   3       2   3
Liriano p                     1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Ford ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   4  10   4       3   9      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Bartlett-Castillo-Morneau, Tiffee-Castillo-Morneau, Castillo-Bartlett-Morneau.

BATTING - 
2B: Morneau (13,off Clemens); Kubel (3,off Clemens).
HR: Morneau (18,6th inning off Springer 0 on 0 out).
SH: Liriano (1,off Clemens).
GDP: Kubel (5,off Clemens); Mauer (7,off Clemens); Castillo (3,off Nieve).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Castillo (7,2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   2       4   1
Burke cf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Berkman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Wilson lf                     2   1   2   0       1   0       0   0
Lane rf                       3   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Clemens p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Taveras ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bruntlett ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   2   5   2       2   9      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Biggio-Everett-Berkman, Berkman-Everett-Clemens, Nieve-Everett-Berkman.
E: Clemens (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Lane (11,8th inning off Liriano 1 on 0 out).
GDP: Berkman (5,off Liriano); Lane 2 (4,off Liriano 2).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Minnesota Twins              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Liriano W(7-1)                8     4   2   2   2   7   1  27
Nathan SV(11)                 1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     5   2   2   2   9   1  31


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clemens L(0-1)                5     6   2   2   2   4   0  22
Springer                      1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4
Nieve                         2     3   1   1   1   3   0   9
Miller                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   4   4   3   9   1  38


Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Mike Reilly
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 43769


Starting Lineups:

   Minnesota Twins               Houston Astros           
1. Castillo            2b        Biggio              2b
2. Kubel               lf        Burke               cf
3. Mauer               c         Berkman             1b
4. Cuddyer             rf        Ensberg             3b
5. Morneau             1b        Wilson              lf
6. Hunter              cf        Lane                rf
7. Tiffee              3b        Ausmus              c
8. Bartlett            ss        Everett             ss
9. Liriano             p         Clemens             p

TWINS 1ST: Castillo reached on an error by Clemens; Kubel
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Castillo out at second]; Mauer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Burke singled
to left; Berkman grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Burke out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 0, Astros 0.

TWINS 2ND: Cuddyer popped to second; Morneau doubled to center;
Hunter flied to center; Tiffee walked; Bartlett struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson
walked; Lane grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Wilson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Astros 0.

TWINS 3RD: Liriano struck out; Castillo singled to second;
Castillo stole second; Kubel doubled to center [Castillo
scored]; Mauer grounded out (pitcher to first); Cuddyer singled
to center [Kubel scored]; Morneau walked [Cuddyer to second];
Hunter struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus grounded out (first unassisted); Everett
flied to right; Clemens struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
2, Astros 0.

TWINS 4TH: Tiffee grounded out (first unassisted); Bartlett
singled to left; Liriano out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
second) [Bartlett to second]; Castillo grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio struck out; Burke flied to center; Berkman
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Astros 0.

TWINS 5TH: Kubel singled to center; Mauer grounded into a double
play (first to shortstop to pitcher) [Kubel out at second];
Cuddyer popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Astros
0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ensberg was called out on strikes; Wilson singled to
left; Lane grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Wilson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Astros 0.

TWINS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED CLEMENS (PITCHING); Morneau
homered; Hunter grounded out (pitcher to first); Tiffee lined to
pitcher; Bartlett struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Ausmus was called out on strikes; Everett was called
out on strikes; TAVERAS BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Taveras flied to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Astros 0.

TWINS 7TH: NIEVE REPLACED TAVERAS (PITCHING); Liriano walked;
Castillo grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Liriano out at second]; Kubel was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio walked; Burke popped to second; Berkman flied
to right; Ensberg struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3,
Astros 0.

TWINS 8TH: Mauer singled to left; Cuddyer struck out; Morneau
singled to right [Mauer to second]; Hunter singled to left
[Mauer scored, Morneau to second]; Tiffee popped to second;
Bartlett was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: PUNTO REPLACED TIFFEE (PLAYING 3B); Wilson singled
to left; Lane homered [Wilson scored]; Ausmus struck out;
Everett flied to left; BRUNTLETT BATTED FOR NIEVE; Bruntlett
popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 2.

TWINS 9TH: MILLER REPLACED BRUNTLETT (PITCHING); FORD BATTED FOR
LIRIANO; Ford flied to center; Castillo lined to second; Kubel
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: NATHAN REPLACED KUBEL (PITCHING); FORD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Biggio struck out; Burke was called out on
strikes; Berkman singled to center; Ensberg flied to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Twins            4  10   0    7
 Astros           2   5   1    2


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