Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Twins Eliminate Braves

Johan Santana and Roy Halladay combined for four playoff wins as the upstart Minnesota Twins knocked out #1 seed Atlanta in their semi-final playoff series. A recap of the series:

MIN 5, ATL 1 - Santana fires a two-hitter while fanning nine; Ortiz drives in three runs.

MIN 7, ATL 3 - Halladay goes the distance while Braves' John Smoltz gives up 10 hits and 7 runs in 4 innings.

ATL 13, MIN 1 - Lackey fires five-hitter; Braves score 10 runs in 5th inning - Harang takes the loss. Atlanta's 13 runs were scored off only 7 hits.

MIN 3, ATL 2 - Santana strikes out 13 in 8+ innings; David Ortiz hits his 5th post season homer.

MIN 3, ATL 2 - Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to break a 1-1 tie. Halladay scattered nine hits for the win.

The Twins will be making their first appearance in the Millennium World Series and will play the winner of the Anaheim-Washington match.

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