4:09 PM ET, October 6, 2006
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Barry Zito did his best to avoid the party, fearing a flying bottle might accidentally cost him a start on his biggest stage yet: the AL Championship Series.
|Game 3 Breakdown|
Dan Haren. Despite allowing nine hits in six innings, Haren survived by giving up just two runs -- one in the fourth and one in the sixth. The Twins helped his cause by stranding five combined baserunners in those innings.
|2001/ALDS||N.Y. Yankees||L, 3-2|
|2000/ALDS||N.Y. Yankees||L, 3-2|
|1990/World Series||Cincinnati||L, 4-0|
Eric Chavez and Barry Zito tasted victory for the first time after playing on the losing team in each of their four previous postseason series. In postseason history, the distinction of playing in the most series without ever being on the winning side belongs to Ellis Burks, whose team lost each of his six postseason series. Rafael Furcal can join Burks if the Dodgers fail to win three in a row against the Mets.
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Cuddyer had a seven-game postseason hitting streak snapped. ... Chavez's homer ended an 0-for-12 playoff slump, which included eight at-bats this series. ... The Twins were hitless in 16 chances with runners in scoring position before White's single.
|2nd||E Chavez homered to right.||0||1|
|2nd||M Scutaro doubled to deep right, J Payton scored.||0||2|
|3rd||M Bradley homered to center, M Kotsay scored.||0||4|
|4th||T Hunter homered to left.||1||4|
|6th||R White singled to right, J Morneau scored, T Hunter thrown out at home.||2||4|
|7th||N Swisher walked, F Thomas scored, E Chavez to third, J Payton to second.||2||5|
|7th||M Scutaro doubled to deep right, E Chavez, J Payton and N Swisher scored.||2||8|
|8th||J Morneau homered to right.||3||8|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||35,694 (101.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||56 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Tony Randazzo|