Twins' Santana Silences Mets

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana (YO'-hahn san-TAN'-ah) pitched a four-hitter with only one strikeout for his first shutout in nearly two years in Minnesota's 9-to-nothing rout of the New York Mets.

Santana received a rare burst of run support and was handed a five-run lead by the second inning. The left-hander cruised from there, needing only 92 pitches to toss his fourth career shutout and first since August 12th of 2005 at Oakland.

Santana walked none and retired 15 of his final 16 batters in his sixth complete game and first since May 17th of 2006 at Detroit. He didn't strike out a batter until whiffing Paul Lo Duca in the ninth.

Santana also doubled in the fifth for his first career extra-base hit.

Michael Cuddyer (cuh-DYE'-er) drove in two runs and Jeff Cirillo (sir-ILL'-oh) had three hits for the Twins.


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