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Fossum solid in opener
Twins 3, Devil Rays 2
Casey Fossum threw 58 of his 92 pitches for strikes Thursday. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Left-hander Casey Fossum allowed two runs on six hits, while fanning two, in seven solid innings. Ty Wigginton smacked a two-run shot for his third homer of the season. Reliever Brian Stokes got the loss, after yielding Justin Morneau's homer.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2007
SEA
BOS
PPD
TB
Tampa Bay (3-6)
Lost 1
Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2   MIN
Minnesota (6-3)
Won 2
April 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 12 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1   3 8 0
Standings thru 4/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Twins Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Baldelli, DH5020012.229
Zobrist, SS5020022.222
Crawford, LF5020023.263
Wigginton, 2B5121011.351
Young, RF4110001.361
Iwamura, 3B3010101.433
Navarro, C2010212.167
Pena, 1B4011005.200
Dukes, CF4000012.185
Totals3721223819 

BATTING
2B: Crawford 2 (3, Silva, Nathan), Baldelli (2, Silva).
HR: Wigginton (3, 8th inning off Rincon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Baldelli 3; Zobrist 2; Crawford 4; Wigginton 5; Young; Iwamura; Navarro; Pena.
RBI: Wigginton (8), Pena (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Pena 2; Crawford; Baldelli.
Team LOB: 11.

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4000002.250
Punto, 3B4000022.147
Mauer, C4120000.364
Cuddyer, RF4112001.364
Morneau, 1B4111000.250
Hunter, CF3010000.258
Kubel, LF3020011.333
  1-Tyner, PR-LF0000000.182
Rabe, DH3010001.167
Casilla, SS2000001.200
Totals31383038 


1-Ran for Kubel in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (6, Fossum).
HR: Cuddyer (1, 4th inning off Fossum, 1 on, 1 out), Morneau (3, 9th inning off Stokes, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Mauer 2; Cuddyer 4; Morneau 4; Hunter 2; Kubel 2; Rabe.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (6), Morneau (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Punto 2.
S: Casilla.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Zobrist at home).
DP: (Cuddyer-Castillo-Mauer-Casilla).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fossum 7.06220217.59
Stokes (L, 0-2)1.02110116.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva 6.27002400.77
Reyes (H, 3)0.100001013.50
Rincon (BS, 1)0.13221116.75
Neshek 0.20000200.00
Nathan (W, 1-0)1.02000000.00

Stokes pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Fossum 92-58, Stokes 20-13, Silva 99-63, Reyes 5-4, Rincon 18-10, Neshek 8-6, Nathan 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Fossum 13-6, Stokes 1-1, Silva 9-7, Reyes 0-0, Rincon 0-0, Neshek 0-0, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Fossum 27, Stokes 5, Silva 29, Reyes 1, Rincon 5, Neshek 2, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0, Neshek 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:29.
Att: 15,869.

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