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2009 Minnesota Twins season

2009 Minnesota Twins
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Minneapolis (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jim Pohlad
    Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire
    Local television Fox Sports North
    WFTC (My 29)
    Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven
    Local radio AM 1500 KSTP
    John Gordon, Jack Morris, Kris Atteberry, Dan Gladden
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 2009 Minnesota Twins season was the 49th season for the franchise in Minnesota, and the 109th overall in the American League. It was their final season at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome with their new stadium, Target Field, opening in 2010. They ended the regular season as AL Central champions after defeating the Detroit Tigers in a one game tie-breaker.[1] They were then swept in the American League Division Series by the New York Yankees.[2]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Record vs. opponents

    Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
    Baltimore 2–16 5–4 2–5 3–5 4–4 2–8 3–2 5–13 1–5 4–5 8–10 5–5 9–9 11–7
    Boston 16–2 4–4 7–2 6–1 5–3 4–5 4–2 9–9 5–5 2–4 9–9 2–7 11–7 11–7
    Chicago 4–5 4−4 10–8 9–9 9–9 5–4 6−12 3–4 4–5 4–5 6–2 2–4 1–6 12–6
    Cleveland 5–2 2–7 8–10 4–14 10–8 2–4 8–10 3–5 2–5 6–4 5–3 1–8 4–4 5–13
    Detroit 5–3 1–6 9–9 14–4 9–9 5–4 7–12 1–5 5–4 5–4 5–2 7–2 3–5 10–8
    Kansas City 4–4 3–5 9–9 8–10 9–9 1–9 6–12 2–4 2–6 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–3 8–10
    Los Angeles 8–2 5–4 4–5 4–2 4–5 9–1 6–4 5–5 12–7 10–9 4–2 8–11 4–4 14–4
    Minnesota 2–3 2–4 12–6 10–8 12–7 12–6 4–6 0–7 4–6 5–5 3–3 6–4 3–5 12–6
    New York 13–5 9–9 4–3 5–3 5–1 4–2 5–5 7–0 7–2 6–4 11–7 5–4 12–6 10–8
    Oakland 5–1 5–5 5–4 5–2 4–5 6–2 7–12 6–4 2–7 5–14 6–4 11–8 3–6 5–13
    Seattle 5–4 4–2 5–4 4–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 5–5 4–6 14–5 5–3 8–11 3–4 11–7
    Tampa Bay 10–8 9–9 2–6 3–5 2–5 9–1 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 3–5 3–6 14–4 13–5
    Texas 5–5 7–2 4–2 8–1 2–7 3–3 11–8 4–6 4–5 8–11 11–8 6–3 5–5 9–9
    Toronto 9–9 7–11 6–1 4–4 5–3 3–4 4–4 5–3 6–12 6–3 4–3 4–14 5–5 7–11

    Through October 5, 2009


    Roster

    2009 Minnesota Twins
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    2009 Game Log
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    Tie-Breaker & Post Season

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    Minnesota Twins celebrate division tiebreaker victory over the Detroit Tigers.

    The Twins ended the 162-game regular season tied with the Detroit Tigers, necessitating a one-game playoff. This made the Twins the first major league team ever to play in a tie-breaker two years in a row (they lost one to the Chicago White Sox in 2008). The game took place on Tuesday, October 6 at the Metrodome. The Twins won the game, 6-5, in 12 innings on Alexi Casilla's game-winning hit scoring Carlos Gómez.[3]

    The Twins went on to face the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, which they lost in three consecutive games.

    Player stats

    Batting

    Regular season

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
    Luis Ayala
    3
    <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Scott Baker <center>2 <center>6 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Nick Blackburn <center>1 <center>4 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Brian Buscher <center>61 <center>136 <center>14 <center>32 <center>3 <center>1 <center>2 <center>12 <center>.235 <center>0
    Orlando Cabrera <center>59 <center>242 <center>42 <center>70 <center>13 <center>3 <center>5 <center>36 <center>.289 <center>2
    Alexi Casilla <center>80 <center>228 <center>25 <center>46 <center>7 <center>3 <center>0 <center>17 <center>.202 <center>11
    Jesse Crain <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Joe Crede <center>90 <center>333 <center>42 <center>75 <center>16 <center>1 <center>15 <center>48 <center>.225 <center>0
    Michael Cuddyer <center>153 <center>588 <center>93 <center>162 <center>34 <center>7 <center>32 <center>94 <center>.276 <center>6
    R.A. Dickey <center>4 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Carlos Gómez <center>137 <center>315 <center>51 <center>72 <center>15 <center>5 <center>3 <center>28 <center>.229 <center>14
    Matt Guerrier <center>7 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Brendan Harris <center>123 <center>414 <center>44 <center>108 <center>22 <center>1 <center>6 <center>37 <center>.261 <center>0
    Sean Henn <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Justin Huber <center>1 <center>2 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.500 <center>0
    Bob Keppel <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Jason Kubel <center>146 <center>514 <center>73 <center>154 <center>35 <center>2 <center>28 <center>103 <center>.300 <center>1
    Francisco Liriano <center>2 <center>5 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Joe Mauer <center>138 <center>523 <center>94 <center>191 <center>30 <center>1 <center>28 <center>96 <center>.365 <center>4
    José Mijares <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Jose Morales <center>54 <center>119 <center>14 <center>37 <center>6 <center>0 <center>0 <center>7 <center>.311 <center>0
    Justin Morneau <center>135 <center>508 <center>85 <center>139 <center>31 <center>1 <center>30 <center>100 <center>.274 <center>0
    Joe Nathan <center>8 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Glen Perkins <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Jason Pridie <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>— <center>0
    Nick Punto <center>125 <center>359 <center>56 <center>82 <center>15 <center>1 <center>1 <center>38 <center>.228 <center>16
    Mike Redmond <center>45 <center>135 <center>9 <center>32 <center>5 <center>1 <center>0 <center>7 <center>.237 <center>0
    Kevin Slowey <center>2 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Denard Span <center>145 <center>578 <center>97 <center>180 <center>16 <center>10 <center>8 <center>68 <center>.311 <center>23
    Anthony Swarzak <center>1 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Matt Tolbert <center>71 <center>198 <center>28 <center>46 <center>7 <center>1 <center>2 <center>19 <center>.232 <center>6
    Delmon Young <center>108 <center>395 <center>50 <center>112 <center>16 <center>2 <center>12 <center>60 <center>.284 <center>2
    <center>Totals <center>163 <center>5599 <center>817 <center>1539 <center>271 <center>40 <center>172 <center>770 <center>.275 <center>85

    Postseason

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
    Orlando Cabrera <center>3 <center>13 <center>1 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.154 <center>1
    Michael Cuddyer <center>3 <center>14 <center>0 <center>6 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.429 <center>0
    Carlos Gómez <center>1 <center>4 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Brendan Harris <center>3 <center>12 <center>1 <center>3 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.250 <center>0
    Jason Kubel <center>3 <center>14 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.071 <center>0
    Joe Mauer <center>3 <center>12 <center>1 <center>5 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.417 <center>0
    Jose Morales <center>1 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.000 <center>0
    Nick Punto <center>3 <center>9 <center>0 <center>4 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.444 <center>0
    Denard Span <center>3 <center>15 <center>1 <center>6 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.400 <center>1
    Matt Tolbert <center>2 <center>5 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.200 <center>0
    Delmon Young <center>3 <center>12 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.083 <center>1
    <center>Totals <center>3 <center>113 <center>6 <center>29 <center>4 <center>1 <center>0 <center>5 <center>.257 <center>3

    Pitching

    Regular season

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
    Luis Ayala <center>1 <center>2 <center>4.18 <center>28 <center>0 <center>0 <center>32.1 <center>18 <center>15 <center>8 <center>21
    Scott Baker <center>15 <center>9 <center>4.37 <center>33 <center>33 <center>0 <center>200.0 <center>99 <center>97 <center>48 <center>162
    Nick Blackburn <center>11 <center>11 <center>4.03 <center>33 <center>33 <center>0 <center>205.2 <center>103 <center>92 <center>41 <center>98
    Craig Breslow <center>1 <center>2 <center>6.28 <center>17 <center>0 <center>0 <center>14.1 <center>11 <center>10 <center>11 <center>11
    Jesse Crain <center>7 <center>4 <center>4.70 <center>56 <center>0 <center>0 <center>51.2 <center>28 <center>27 <center>27 <center>43
    R.A. Dickey <center>1 <center>1 <center>4.62 <center>35 <center>1 <center>0 <center>64.1 <center>34 <center>33 <center>30 <center>42
    Brian Duensing <center>5 <center>2 <center>3.64 <center>24 <center>9 <center>0 <center>84.0 <center>37 <center>34 <center>31 <center>53
    Armando Gabino <center>0 <center>0 <center>17.18 <center>2 <center>1 <center>0 <center>3.2 <center>7 <center>7 <center>5 <center>2
    Matt Guerrier <center>5 <center>1 <center>2.36 <center>79 <center>0 <center>1 <center>76.1 <center>23 <center>20 <center>16 <center>47
    Sean Henn <center>0 <center>3 <center>7.15 <center>14 <center>0 <center>0 <center>11.1 <center>9 <center>9 <center>8 <center>9
    Philip Humber <center>0 <center>0 <center>8.00 <center>8 <center>0 <center>0 <center>9.0 <center>8 <center>8 <center>9 <center>9
    Bob Keppel <center>1 <center>1 <center>4.83 <center>37 <center>0 <center>0 <center>54.0 <center>30 <center>29 <center>21 <center>32
    Francisco Liriano <center>5 <center>13 <center>5.80 <center>29 <center>24 <center>0 <center>136.2 <center>93 <center>88 <center>65 <center>122
    Ron Mahay <center>1 <center>0 <center>2.00 <center>16 <center>0 <center>0 <center>9.0 <center>3 <center>2 <center>3 <center>8
    Jeff Manship <center>1 <center>1 <center>5.68 <center>11 <center>5 <center>0 <center>31.2 <center>21 <center>20 <center>15 <center>21
    José Mijares <center>2 <center>2 <center>2.34 <center>71 <center>0 <center>0 <center>61.2 <center>17 <center>16 <center>23 <center>55
    Juan Morillo <center>0 <center>0 <center>22.50 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>2.0 <center>5 <center>5 <center>3 <center>1
    Kevin Mulvey <center>0 <center>0 <center>27.00 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.1 <center>4 <center>4 <center>0 <center>0
    Joe Nathan <center>2 <center>2 <center>2.10 <center>70 <center>0 <center>47 <center>68.2 <center>16 <center>16 <center>22 <center>89
    Carl Pavano <center>5 <center>4 <center>4.64 <center>12 <center>12 <center>0 <center>73.2 <center>39 <center>38 <center>16 <center>59
    Glen Perkins <center>6 <center>7 <center>5.89 <center>18 <center>17 <center>0 <center>96.1 <center>64 <center>63 <center>23 <center>45
    Jon Rauch <center>5 <center>1 <center>1.72 <center>17 <center>0 <center>0 <center>15.2 <center>3 <center>3 <center>6 <center>14
    Kevin Slowey <center>10 <center>3 <center>4.86 <center>16 <center>16 <center>0 <center>90.2 <center>50 <center>49 <center>15 <center>75
    Anthony Swarzak <center>3 <center>7 <center>6.25 <center>12 <center>12 <center>0 <center>59.0 <center>43 <center>41 <center>20 <center>34
    <center>Totals <center>87 <center>76 <center>4.50 <center>163 <center>163 <center>48 <center>1453.0 <center>765 <center>726 <center>466 <center>1052

    Postseason

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
    Nick Blackburn <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.59 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>5.2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>3
    Brian Duensing <center>0 <center>1 <center>9.64 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>4.2 <center>5 <center>5 <center>1 <center>3
    Matt Guerrier <center>0 <center>0 <center>0.00 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>2.0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>2
    Francisco Liriano <center>0 <center>0 <center>4.50 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>2.0 <center>2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1
    Ron Mahay <center>0 <center>0 <center>5.40 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2
    José Mijares <center>0 <center>1 <center>13.50 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0.2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0
    Joe Nathan <center>0 <center>0 <center>9.00 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>2.0 <center>2 <center>2 <center>1 <center>2
    Carl Pavano <center>0 <center>1 <center>2.57 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>7.0 <center>2 <center>2 <center>0 <center>9
    Jon Rauch <center>0 <center>0 <center>6.75 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>0
    <center>Totals <center>0 <center>3 <center>4.67 <center>3 <center>3 <center>0 <center>27.0 <center>15 <center>14 <center>9 <center>22

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    References

    1. ^ Zinser, Lynn (October 6, 2009). "Twins Celebrate While They Can". New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2009. 
    2. ^ Kepner, Tyler (October 11, 2009). "Yankees Sweep Twins to Advance to A.L.C.S.". New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2009. 
    3. ^ Twins complete comeback, 6-5 over Tigers in 12th