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Santana, Twins look for yet another win vs. Devil Rays

Apr 13, 2007 - 3:51 PM Tampa Bay (3-6) at Minnesota (6-3) 8:10 pm EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Johan Santana looks to continue his success at home Friday when the Minnesota Twins face the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the second of a four-game series.

The reigning Cy Young Award winner, Santana is 17-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last 24 starts at the Metrodome and has lasted at least six innings in all but one of those outings.

Santana (2-0, 2.77 ERA) has won both of his starts this season. The lefthander allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox last Sunday.

Santana also will be trying to lead the Twins to their 11th straight win over the Devil Rays.

Minnesota has outscored, Tampa Bay, 63-26, during the impressive winning streak. Justin Morneau extended the streak with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning in Thursday's 3-2 victory.

The slugging first baseman has six homers and 18 RBI in 19 career games against Tampa Bay in his career.

The Devil Rays start Scott Kazmir (0-1, 6.75), who is 0-4 with a 3.99 ERA in his last eight starts. The 23-year-old lefthander was shut down last August with soreness in his shoulder and has not picked up a win since defeating Boston last July 3.

Kazmir allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings in a 6-3 loss to Toronto on Sunday. He struck out 10 and walked two.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 7 1
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - SCOTT KAZMIR, AL REYES (9TH) AND JOSH PAUL
    MIN - JOHAN SANTANA, MATT GUERRIER (8TH), GLEN PERKINS
    (9TH) AND JOE MAUER

    HOME RUNS: TAM - CARL CRAWFORD (3) OFF

    Apr 13 10:48 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 6 1
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - SCOTT KAZMIR
    MIN - JOHAN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J RABE (.125, 0-FOR-2)
    L RODRIGUEZ (.429, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    J BARTLETT (.091, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 13 10:01 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN BY CARL CRAWFORD (3) TO DEEP
    LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE 6TH OFF JOHAN SANTANA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4, MINNESOTA 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.385, 2-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. TwinsApr 13 9:43 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ROCCO BALDELLI SCORED JOSH PAUL.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R BALDELLI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    MINNESOTA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B ZOBRIST (.211, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 13 9:30 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ROCCO BALDELLI SCORED JOSH PAUL.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R BALDELLI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    MINNESOTA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B ZOBRIST (.211, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. TwinsApr 13 9:30 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED AKINORI IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON FIRST, J PAUL ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    MINNESOTA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BALDELLI (.216, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 13 9:29 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED AKINORI IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON FIRST, J PAUL ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    MINNESOTA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BALDELLI (.216, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. TwinsApr 13 9:29 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - SCOTT KAZMIR
    MIN - JOHAN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.351, 0-FOR-1)
    A IWAMURA (.419, 0-FOR-1)
    C PENA (.188, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 13 9:11 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS RODRIGUEZ SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    MINNESOTA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J BARTLETT (.050, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Apr 13 8:41 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS RODRIGUEZ SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    MINNESOTA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J BARTLETT (.050, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Rays vs. TwinsApr 13 8:41 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 1 1
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - SCOTT KAZMIR
    MIN - JOHAN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.250, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
    T HUNTER (.258, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    J RABE (.167, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 13 8:33 PM