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ALCS-bound Yanks oust Twins

Phil Hughes' first career playoff start resulted in a series-clinching sweep of the Twins, whom the ALCS-bound Yanks have swept for the second straight year and beaten nine consecutive times in the postseason.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4020000.308
Hudson, O, 2B4021011.333
Mauer, C3010100.250
Kubel, RF4000015.000
Young, D, LF4010013.333
Thome, DH3000120.100
Cuddyer, 1B4000022.182
Valencia, D, 3B4110002.222
Hardy, SS3000001.100
Totals331712714.216
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4020010.286
Swisher, RF3221101.333
Teixeira, 1B4011013.308
Rodriguez, Al, 3B4010002.273
Cano, 2B4220001.333
Thames, M, DH4122001.286
Posada, C4011021.273
Granderson, CF3110101.455
Gardner, B, LF3001011.200
Totals3361262511.314
BATTING
2B: Valencia, D (1, Wood, K).
TB: Valencia, D 2; Span 2; Young, D; Hudson, O 2; Mauer.
RBI: Hudson, O (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valencia, D; Kubel; Young, D 2.
GIDP: Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Mauer (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Hudson, O-Hardy-Cuddyer, Hardy-Hudson, O-Cuddyer).

BATTING
2B: Swisher (2, Duensing).
3B: Cano (1, Duensing).
HR: Thames, M (1, 4th inning off Duensing, 1 on, 0 out), Swisher (1, 7th inning off Baker, S, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada; Cano 4; Teixeira; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 6; Thames, M 5; Granderson.
RBI: Posada (2), Teixeira (3), Thames, M 2 (2), Gardner, B (1), Swisher (1).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira.
SF: Gardner, B.
GIDP: Granderson, Cano.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off Guerrier/Mauer), Jeter (1, 2nd base off Guerrier/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duensing(L, 0-1)3.175511113.50
Guerrier0.21001100.00
Baker, S2.13110213.86
Mijares0.20000000.00
Fuentes1.01000100.00
Totals8.012662525.88
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes, P(W, 1-0)7.04001600.00
Wood, K0.13111004.50
Logan(H, 2)0.10000000.00
Robertson, D(H, 2)0.10000000.00
Rivera1.00000100.00
Totals9.07112702.00
Pitches-strikes: Duensing 58-39, Guerrier 26-15, Baker, S 34-26, Mijares 3-2, Fuentes 16-11, Hughes, P 99-67, Wood, K 22-13, Logan 1-1, Robertson, D 3-2, Rivera 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duensing 3-2, Guerrier 0-1, Baker, S 3-1, Mijares 1-0, Fuentes 2-0, Hughes, P 6-5, Wood, K 0-1, Logan 0-0, Robertson, D 0-1, Rivera 0-2.
Batters faced: Duensing 17, Guerrier 4, Baker, S 10, Mijares 1, Fuentes 4, Hughes, P 25, Wood, K 5, Logan 1, Robertson, D 1, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 1-1, Mijares 1-0, Logan 3-0, Robertson, D 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Chris Guccione. LF: Jerry Crawford. RF: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 50,840.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
October 9, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media