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Season ends in Oakland
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Athletics 8, Twins 3
The Twins' great season came to a close with a disappointing loss. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The AL Central champion Twins tried to stay close after an injured Brad Radke gave up two early home runs, but Minnesota fell in Oakland to bow out of the ALDS in three games. Torii Hunter and Justin Morneau hit homers, but the Twins were hurt late by Marco Scutaro's three-run double in the seventh.
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MIN
October 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0   3 12 3
Oakland
0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 X   8 8 1
OAK
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5010001.273
Punto, 3B4010001.167
Mauer, C4010001.182
Cuddyer, RF4000012.250
Morneau, 1B4231000.417
Hunter, CF3121000.273
White, LF4031001.417
  1-Ford, PR0000000.000
Tyner, DH3000113.000
Bartlett, SS4010012.273
Totals3531231311 


1-Ran for White in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau (1, Haren), Hunter (1, Haren).
HR: Hunter (1, 4th inning off Haren, 0 on, 2 out), Morneau (2, 8th inning off Duchscherer, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo; Punto; Mauer; Morneau 7; Hunter 6; White 3; Bartlett.
RBI: Hunter (2), White (2), Morneau (2).
2-out RBI: Hunter; Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Mauer.
S: Hunter.
GIDP: Cuddyer; Tyner.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (2, fielding), Radke (1, fielding), Morneau (1, fielding).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5010010.214
Kotsay, CF5100002.143
Bradley, RF5112000.077
Thomas, DH3110100.500
Chavez, 3B2221200.200
Payton, LF4210003.333
Swisher, 1B3101113.300
Scutaro, SS4024000.333
Jimenez, 2B4000012.000
Totals358884310 

BATTING
2B: Scutaro 2 (4, Radke, Crain), Chavez (1, Perkins).
HR: Chavez (1, 2nd inning off Radke, 0 on, 1 out), Bradley (1, 3rd inning off Radke, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kendall; Bradley 4; Thomas; Chavez 6; Payton; Scutaro 4.
RBI: Chavez (1), Scutaro 4 (6), Bradley 2 (2), Swisher (1).
2-out RBI: Scutaro 4; Swisher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jimenez 2; Kotsay; Swisher.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Kendall (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Bradley (Hunter at home).
DP: 2 (Chavez-Jimenez-Swisher, Jimenez-Scutaro-Swisher).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke (L, 0-1)4.05431226.75
Perkins 0.12000000.00
Rincon 1.20000003.00
Reyes 0.20202009.00
Crain 0.11201109.00
Guerrier 1.00000000.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (W, 1-0)6.09221213.00
Duchscherer (H, 2)2.01110112.25
Street 1.02000003.00

IBB: Thomas (by Reyes).
Pitches-strikes: Radke 83-53, Perkins 12-8, Rincon 19-12, Reyes 17-7, Crain 16-10, Guerrier 5-4, Haren 89-59, Duchscherer 20-15, Street 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Radke 3-7, Perkins 0-1, Rincon 4-1, Reyes 1-1, Crain 0-0, Guerrier 0-3, Haren 10-5, Duchscherer 3-2, Street 2-1.
Batters faced: Radke 20, Perkins 3, Rincon 5, Reyes 4, Crain 4, Guerrier 3, Haren 26, Duchscherer 7, Street 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rincon 2-0, Crain 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Tony Randazzo. LF: Randy Marsh. RF: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 56 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 35,694.

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