2006 Playoffs Redux: ALDS Game 3

Friday October 6, 2006
Network Associates Coliseum

Sweep is Complete: Twins Dismiss A’s, Await Opponent for ALCS

The Twins scored early and often for the second straight game en route to an 8-2 win that looked almost too easy.  Now the only drama is will it be the Tigers or the Yankees in the ALCS?

Rondell White got the scoring started with a two-run home run off of Danny Haren in the second inning. Though Haren escaped the second with no more damage done, the Twins continued to pour on the runs in the third inning when Michael Cuddyer hit his second home run of the series, also a two-run blast. A Torii Hunter lead-off home run in the fourth inning made the score 5-0 Twins, and Haren’s day was over a bit later in the same inning after giving up a triple to designated-hitter Jason Tyner.

Jason Bartlett singled home Tyner to make the score 6-0 Twins. Justin Morneau’s RBI single in the fifth was the Twins’ seventh run. On the other side of the ball, Brad Radke insured that he would make at least one more start by shutting down the A’s offense. Through eight innings, Radke allowed the A’s just five hits. His first walk of the game didn’t come until the ninth inning, to Frank Thomas, the last batter Radke faced. Thomas came around to score on a Nick Swisher’s two-run single, meaning that Radke’s final line includes the single earned run.

The celebration on the field was short for the Twins, who now await the winner of the Tigers-Yankees series for an ALCS opponent. The Tigers shut out the Yankees 6-0 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Box and Play-by-play below the fold

10/6/2006, Min06-Oak06, McAfee Coliseum

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2006 Minnesota         0  2  2  2  1  0  0  0  1     8 13  0     6  0
2006 Oakland           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     2  7  1     6  2

Minnesota            AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Castillo          2b  5  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .308    3  3  0  0
Punto             3b  4  1  3  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .429    1  1  0  0
Mauer             c   4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  .000    5  0  0  0
Cuddyer           rf  5  2  2  2  1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .385    4  0  0  0
Morneau           1b  5  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .364    7  1  0  0
Hunter            cf  3  2  1  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  .364    3  0  0  0
White             lf  4  1  1  2  0  0  1  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .364    2  0  0  0
Tyner             dh  4  1  2  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .500    0  0  0  0
Bartlett          ss  4  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    1  3  0  0
Radke             p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  0  0  0
 Guerrier         p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     38  8 13  8  1  2  3  1  5  0  0  0  1  0  1         27  8  0  0

Oakland              AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Kendall           c   4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .308    5  0  0  0
Kotsay            cf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .154    2  0  0  0
Bradley           rf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .154    2  0  0  0
Thomas            dh  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
Chavez            3b  4  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .273    0  0  0  0
Payton            lf  4  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .300    0  0  0  0
Swisher           1b  4  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .417   13  0  1  0
Scutaro           2b  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .167    2  6  0  0
Jimenez           ss  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    2  5  0  0
 Johnson          ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Perez            ss  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
Haren             p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  1  0  0
 Gaudin           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Kennedy          p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
 Street           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     34  2  7  2  0  0  0  1  4  0  0  0  0  0  0         27 13  1  0

Minnesota                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Radke            W 1-0           8.1  5  1  1  1  4 106  67   31  0  0  0  0  0  1.08
Guerrier                         0.2  2  1  1  0  0  13   7    4  0  0  0  1  0 13.50
                                 9.0  7  2  2  1  4 119  74   35  0  0  0  1  0 

Oakland                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Haren            L 0-1           3.1  7  6  6  0  3  61  42   17  3  0  1  1  0 16.20
Gaudin                           0.2  2  1  1  1  0  20   9    5  0  0  0  0  0  9.00
Kennedy                          3.0  3  0  0  0  1  43  30   12  0  0  0  0  1  0.00
Street                           2.0  1  1  1  0  1  20  17    7  0  0  0  0  0  4.50
                                 9.0 13  8  8  1  5 144  98   41  3  0  1  1  1 

Oak: Johnson batted for Jimenez in the 8th
     Perez inserted at ss in the 9th

GWRBI: White
Temperature: 72, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 6 MPH.
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                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2006 Minnesota         0  2  2  2  1  0  0  0  1     8 13  0     6  0
2006 Oakland           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     2  7  1     6  2
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----

**************  Top of the 1st inning, Minnesota batting
 0-0  0 --- 12  Castillo grounded out to short (BFFX)
 0-0  1 --- 00  Punto lined a single to right center (X)
 0-0  1 1-- 01  Mauer lined into a double play, Haren to Swisher, Punto 
                  out at first (1FX)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Oakland batting
 0-0  0 --- 11  Kendall grounded out to short (CBX)
 0-0  1 --- 01  Kotsay popped out to second (CX)
 0-0  2 --- 22  Bradley struck out (FSBFBFS)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Minnesota batting
 0-0  0 --- 32  Cuddyer struck out (BCBSBS)
 0-0  1 --- 01  Morneau popped out to first (CX)
 0-0  2 --- 22  Hunter was hit by a pitch (BCBFH)
 0-0  2 1-- 21  Haren threw a wild pitch, Hunter to second (BBFB)
 0-0  2 -2- 31  White homered deep to left, Hunter scored (BBFB.X)
 2-0  2 --- 00  Tyner reached on an infield single to the pitcher (X)
 2-0  2 1-- 22  Bartlett struck out (BBSFFC)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Oakland batting
 2-0  0 --- 01  Thomas grounded out to third (CX)
 2-0  1 --- 10  Chavez grounded out to second (BX)
 2-0  2 --- 00  Payton reached on an infield single to short (X)
 2-0  2 1-- 21  Swisher grounded out to second (BSBX)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Minnesota batting
 2-0  0 --- 01  Castillo grounded a single up the middle (CX)
 2-0  0 1-- 22  Punto grounded out to second, Castillo to second 
                  (1BBbpCFFX)
 2-0  1 -2- 12  Mauer flied out to right, Castillo to third (BCSFX)
 2-0  2 --3 12  Cuddyer homered deep down the left-field line, Castillo 
                  scored (SBFX)
 4-0  2 --- 11  Morneau grounded out to short (CBX)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Oakland batting
 4-0  0 --- 20  Scutaro grounded out to second (BBX)
 4-0  1 --- 02  Jimenez flied out to left (CSX)
 4-0  2 --- 11  Kendall lined a single to right (BCX)
 4-0  2 1-- 00  Kotsay lined out to center (X)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, Minnesota batting
 4-0  0 --- 00  Hunter homered deep to left (X)
 5-0  0 --- 12  White struck out (CBSS)
 5-0  1 --- 12  Tyner tripled deep to left center (SSBX)
                Gaudin now pitching
 5-0  1 --3 11  Bartlett grounded a single between third and short, Tyner 
                  scored (SBX)
 6-0  1 1-- 10  Castillo popped out to short (BX)
 6-0  2 1-- 31  Punto walked, Bartlett to second (BBBCB)
 6-0  2 12- 32  Mauer grounded out to short (CFBBB>X)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Oakland batting
 6-0  0 --- 12  Bradley grounded out to first (FCBX)
 6-0  1 --- 11  Thomas popped out to short (CBX)
 6-0  2 --- 01  Chavez flied out to right (CX)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, Minnesota batting
 6-0  0 --- 21  Cuddyer grounded a double down the third base line (BCBX)
                Kennedy now pitching
 6-0  0 -2- 12  Morneau grounded a single up the middle, Cuddyer scored 
                  (CCBX)
 7-0  0 1-- 22  Hunter lined out to center (CBBSX)
 7-0  1 1-- 02  White struck out (SFS)
 7-0  2 1-- 11  Tyner grounded out to the mound (BCX)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Oakland batting
 7-0  0 --- 21  Payton grounded a single between third and short (CBBX)
 7-0  0 1-- 32  Swisher struck out (SBBFBC)
 7-0  1 1-- 12  Scutaro struck out (BFSS)
 7-0  2 1-- 21  Jimenez flied out to center (CBBX)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, Minnesota batting
 7-0  0 --- 10  Bartlett to first on an error by the first baseman 
                  Swisher (BX)
 7-0  0 1-- 32  Castillo grounded into a double play, Jimenez to Scutaro 
                  to Swisher (BCFBBFX)
 7-0  2 --- 00  Punto reached on an infield single to first (X)
 7-0  2 1-- 22  Mauer grounded out to second (BBSFFFX)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Oakland batting
 7-0  0 --- 12  Kendall flied out to right (BFFX)
 7-0  1 --- 10  Kotsay grounded out to short (BX)
 7-0  2 --- 21  Bradley popped out to second (BFBX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, Minnesota batting
 7-0  0 --- 01  Cuddyer flied out to right (SX)
 7-0  1 --- 10  Morneau lined a single to right center (BX)
 7-0  1 1-- 02  Hunter grounded to short, forcing Morneau at second, 
                  Hunter to first (SSX)
 7-0  2 1-- 21  White grounded out to second (BCBX)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Oakland batting
 7-0  0 --- 22  Thomas struck out (BBFSFC)
 7-0  1 --- 00  Chavez reached on an infield single to second (X)
 7-0  1 1-- 00  Payton flied out to left (X)
 7-0  2 1-- 21  Swisher popped out to first (BCBX)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, Minnesota batting
                Street now pitching
 7-0  0 --- 00  Tyner popped out to second (X)
 7-0  1 --- 02  Bartlett grounded out to short (CSX)
 7-0  2 --- 12  Castillo grounded out to second (CFBX)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Oakland batting
 7-0  0 --- 11  Scutaro lined a single to shallow center (BSX)
                Johnson pinch hitting for Jimenez
 7-0  0 1-- 21  Johnson flied out to center (BBSX)
 7-0  1 1-- 22  Kendall flied out to right (FBCBX)
 7-0  2 1-- 12  Kotsay grounded to short, forcing Scutaro at second 
                  (CFFBX)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, Minnesota batting
                Perez now playing shortstop
 7-0  0 --- 22  Punto lined a triple down the left field line (SSBBX)
 7-0  0 --3 01  Mauer hit a sacrifice fly to center, Punto scored (CX)
 8-0  1 --- 01  Cuddyer grounded out to second (CX)
 8-0  2 --- 02  Morneau struck out (CCS)

**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Oakland batting
 8-0  0 --- 21  Bradley popped out to third (CBBX)
 8-0  1 --- 31  Thomas walked (BBBCB)
                Guerrier now pitching
 8-0  1 1-- 00  Chavez reached on an infield single to the catcher, 
                  Thomas to second (X)
 8-0  1 12- 21  Guerrier threw a wild pitch, Thomas to third, Chavez to 
                  second (CBBB)
 8-0  1 -23 31  Payton popped out to right (CBBB.X)
 8-0  2 -23 00  Swisher lined a single to left center, Thomas scored, 
                  Chavez scored (X)
 8-2  2 1-- 32  Scutaro popped out to the catcher (BCCBB>X)
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2 Responses to 2006 Playoffs Redux: ALDS Game 3

  1. Beau says:

    Cuddyer had a monster series. What was his final line?

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