Johan Santana pitched brilliantly to help the Minnesota Twins defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 in their quarter-final playoff series. Santana finished with 2 wins and a 1.13 ERA in the series. A recap of the series:
The Twins opened up with a 13-2 win in Game 1 as Graffanino drove in 5 runs and Carlos Lee drove in 4 more. Santana got the win.
- The Phils rebounded in Game 2 as Freddy Garcia and three relievers shut out the Twins 7-0.
Hideki Matsui drove in a pair of runs as Minnesota won the third game 3-1.
In Game 5, Santana(2-0) was indeed brilliant as he hand-cuffed the Philadelphia offense. He gave up just 6 hits and 1 walk in a complete game performance.
50,547 fans watched an exciting Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. The Twins knocked out the Phillies as Carlos Lee blasted a solo shot in the top of the 11th inning.