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Piranhas fight back to bite O's
Cabrera's O's fall at Dome
Melvin Mora hit his first homer of the season and Aubrey Huff drove in a run, but it wasn't enough to top the Twins' small ball. Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera gave up three earned runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking four.
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Twins 3, Orioles 2
Boof Bonser held the Orioles to two runs in six innings Tuesday at the Metrodome. (Jim Mone/AP)
Series at a glance:
Small ball pays off for Twins
Jason Bartlett delivered the go-ahead RBI in the Twins' win over the Orioles. Michael Cuddyer and Luis Castillo pushed across Minnesota's first two runs, and Boof Bonser held Baltimore to two runs on three hits in six innings.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2007
BAL
Baltimore (0-2)
Lost 2
Minnesota 3, Baltimore 2   MIN
Minnesota (2-0)
Won 2
April 3, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 X   3 7 1
Standings thru 4/3/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Twins Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4000122.143
Mora, 3B5111012.100
Markakis, RF4110020.143
Tejada, SS3010100.429
Huff, 1B3021100.571
Gibbons, LF4000015.250
Millar, DH4000012.000
Patterson, CF2000102.167
Castillo, C2000011.000
  a-Bynum, PH1000010.000
Totals322524914 

a-Struck out for Castillo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (1, Bonser).
HR: Mora (1, 3rd inning off Bonser, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Mora 4; Markakis 2; Tejada; Huff 2.
RBI: Mora (1), Huff (2).
2-out RBI: Mora; Huff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Gibbons; Roberts; Mora; Millar 2.
S: Castillo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson (1, 2nd base off Bonser/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Mora-Roberts-Huff, Tejada-Roberts-Huff).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4021001.556
Punto, 3B4110034.333
Mauer, C4020011.429
Cuddyer, RF4000023.125
Morneau, 1B3010121.571
Hunter, CF3100113.286
White, LF2000101.000
  1-Tyner, PR-LF0100000.000
Kubel, DH2000111.000
Bartlett, SS3011002.143
Totals2937241017 


1-Ran for White in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Castillo 2; Punto; Mauer 2; Morneau; Bartlett.
RBI: Castillo (1), Bartlett (1).
2-out RBI: Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Punto 2; Hunter.
GIDP: Hunter; Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tyner (2, 2nd base off Cabrera/Castillo), Bartlett (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Castillo), Castillo (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Castillo), Hunter (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Castillo), Mauer (1, 2nd base off Walker/Castillo).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (1, fielding).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera (L, 0-1)7.06334903.86
Walker 0.21000100.00
Bradford 0.10000000.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser 6.03223613.00
Neshek (W, 1-0)1.00000100.00
Rincon (H, 2)0.11000100.00
Reyes (H, 2)0.11000000.00
Crain (H, 2)0.10000000.00
Nathan (S, 2)1.00001100.00

HBP: Patterson (by Neshek).
Pitches-strikes: Cabrera 110-66, Walker 12-7, Bradford 1-1, Bonser 100-59, Neshek 10-7, Rincon 7-6, Reyes 5-3, Crain 5-3, Nathan 14-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cabrera 10-2, Walker 0-1, Bradford 1-0, Bonser 4-8, Neshek 1-1, Rincon 0-0, Reyes 1-0, Crain 0-1, Nathan 1-1.
Batters faced: Cabrera 29, Walker 3, Bradford 1, Bonser 25, Neshek 4, Rincon 2, Reyes 2, Crain 1, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 1-0, Reyes 1-0, Crain 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:38.
Att: 24,439.

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