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Comfort of home not to Twins' advantage

In their first playoff game at Target Field, the Twins couldn't benefit from home-field advantage, falling to the Yanks for the seventh straight time in the postseason -- the club's 10th straight loss, dating back to 2004.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
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Swisher, RF5110012.200
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Teixeira, 1B5222002.400
Rodriguez, A, 3B3110112.333
Cano, 2B4111001.250
Thames, M, DH3000113.000
Posada, C4121020.500
Granderson, CF4012012.250
Gardner, LF3000111.000
Span, CF5010003.200
Hudson, O, 2B4110000.250
Mauer, C5010022.200
Young, D, LF4010101.250
Thome, DH3200113.000
Cuddyer, 1B4122010.500
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Valencia, 3B3011120.333
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1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th. 2-Ran for Valencia in the 8th.
2B: Teixeira (1, Liriano, F).
3B: Granderson (1, Liriano, F).
HR: Teixeira (1, 7th inning off Crain, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano; Teixeira 6; Jeter; Rodriguez, A; Swisher; Granderson 3.
RBI: Cano (1), Posada (1), Granderson 2 (2), Teixeira 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Posada; Granderson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Rodriguez, A; Gardner; Thames, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Rodriguez, A (1, 2nd base off Fuentes/Mauer).

PB: Posada (1).

2B: Hardy, J (1, Sabathia), Cuddyer (1, Sabathia).
HR: Cuddyer (1, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 6; Hardy, J 2; Valencia; Span; Young, D; Hudson, O; Mauer.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (2), Valencia (1).
2-out RBI: Valencia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D; Span 3; Hardy, J 2; Thome.
SAC: Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

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Wood, K(H, 1)0.21001100.00
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Liriano, F5.26443706.35
Crain(L, 0-1)0.132200154.00
Game Scores: Sabathia 50, Liriano, F 45.
WP: Liriano, F.
HBP: Thome (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 111-63, Logan 17-13, Robertson, D 10-5, Wood, K 19-10, Rivera 21-16, Liriano, F 106-63, Mijares 7-4, Crain 17-10, Fuentes 25-15, Rauch 8-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-3, Logan 1-1, Robertson, D 0-0, Wood, K 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Liriano, F 4-4, Mijares 1-0, Crain 0-0, Fuentes 3-0, Rauch 2-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 27, Logan 3, Robertson, D 2, Wood, K 4, Rivera 5, Liriano, F 26, Mijares 1, Crain 4, Fuentes 5, Rauch 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Mijares 1-0, Fuentes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Brian O'Nora. LF: Gary Darling. RF: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:47.
Att: 42,032.
Venue: Target Field.
October 6, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media