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Texas holds Twins in opener
Radke roughed up in Texas
Luis Castillo's three RBIs and Joe Mauer's sacrifice fly were all the Twins would put on the board in the series opener against the Rangers. Starter Brad Radke gave up six earned runs on 11 hits with three walks in five innings at Ameriquest Field.
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Rangers 6, Twins 4
John Koronka delivers a pitch to the Twins in the first inning Monday night. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)
Series at a glance:
Big third boosts Rangers
Mark Teixeira, Phil Nevin and Kevin Mench hit RBI singles in a four-run third inning, and the Rangers scored two more in the fifth to win the series opener. John Koronka held the Twins to three runs in 6 1/3 innings.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 08, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (13-19)
Lost 1
Texas 6, Minnesota 4   TEX
Texas (18-15)
Won 1
May 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 11 0
Texas
0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 X   6 13 0
Standings thru 5/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4010112.295
Castillo, 2B5013003.343
Mauer, C4001003.299
Hunter, CF4020010.252
Cuddyer, RF4020003.323
Morneau, 1B4010002.206
White, DH4110002.161
Batista, 3B3110001.248
  a-Rodriguez, PH1000000.259
Punto, SS3220100.270
Totals3641142216 

a-Grounded out for Batista in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (7, Benoit).
TB: Stewart; Castillo; Hunter 2; Cuddyer 3; Morneau; White; Batista; Punto 2.
RBI: Castillo 3 (15), Mauer (11).
2-out RBI: Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Mauer 2; White.
SF: Mauer.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Matthews at home), Stewart (Mench at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Punto-Castillo-Morneau, Castillo-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3120110.308
  Brown, CF0000000.233
Young, M, SS3120101.343
Teixeira, 1B3221101.273
Nevin, DH4112005.244
Blalock, 3B4041000.333
Mench, RF4011013.300
Wilkerson, LF4000011.261
Barajas, C4110001.205
DeRosa, 2B3000001.343
Totals3261353313 

BATTING
2B: Barajas (2, Radke), Matthews (9, Radke), Young, M 2 (15, Radke, Reyes).
TB: Matthews 3; Young, M 4; Teixeira 2; Nevin; Blalock 4; Mench; Barajas 2.
RBI: Teixeira (17), Nevin 2 (26), Mench (26), Blalock (25).
2-out RBI: Nevin 2; Mench.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench; Nevin.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mench (Hunter at 1st base).
DP: (Mench-Teixeira).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke (L, 3-4)5.011663107.75
Reyes 1.21000100.00
Eyre 1.11000103.75
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Koronka (W, 4-1)6.17332103.65
Benoit (H, 5)1.22000102.70
Otsuka (S, 4)1.02110002.30

WP: Radke.
IBB: Teixeira (by Radke).
Pitches-strikes: Radke 77-45, Reyes 20-14, Eyre 19-11, Koronka 97-60, Benoit 25-18, Otsuka 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Radke 7-4, Reyes 4-0, Eyre 2-1, Koronka 8-10, Benoit 2-2, Otsuka 3-0.
Batters faced: Radke 24, Reyes 6, Eyre 5, Koronka 27, Benoit 7, Otsuka 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0, Benoit 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 18,609.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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