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Twins drill deep in Texas
Hot start fuels Minnesota
Justin Morneau's three-run homer highlighted a six-run first inning as the Twins jumped out to an early lead. Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and Rondell White each knocked in two runs, and Carlos Silva gave up four earned runs in six innings for his second win.
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Twins 15, Rangers 5
Justin Morneau hit two homers and knocked in a career-high six runs. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)
Series at a glance:
Rangers can't rally back
After the Rangers dug themselves into a 10-run deficit, Hank Blalock and Kevin Mench hit back-to-back solo homers in the fourth inning to start a small comeback. But the Rangers couldn't overcome the nine runs Kevin Millwood gave up in 1 1/3 innings.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 09, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (14-19)
Won 1
Minnesota 15, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (18-16)
Lost 1
May 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
6 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 2   15 19 2
Texas
0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0   5 15 1
Standings thru 5/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, 3B5220101.281
Castillo, 2B6110014.333
Mauer, C5321111.304
Hunter, CF5232102.266
Cuddyer, RF5332112.343
Morneau, 1B5236101.224
White, DH6122003.169
Ford, LF4121102.227
Castro, SS5011014.233
Totals461519156420 

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer 3 (10, Millwood, Millwood, Bauer), Mauer (7, Millwood), White (3, Alfonseca).
3B: Ford (1, Millwood).
HR: Morneau 2 (8, 1st inning off Millwood, 2 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Wilson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Rodriguez 2; Castillo; Mauer 3; Hunter 3; Cuddyer 6; Morneau 9; White 3; Ford 4; Castro.
RBI: Hunter 2 (22), Cuddyer 2 (10), Morneau 6 (23), Castro (6), White 2 (9), Mauer (12), Ford (5).
2-out RBI: Castro; Cuddyer; Mauer; Morneau 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro 2; White 2; Castillo.
GIDP: Castro.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Castro (4, fielding), Morneau (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Rodriguez-Castillo-Morneau, Castro-Castillo-Morneau, Castillo-Castro-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4111011.305
  Brown, CF1000010.226
Young, M, SS4031001.354
  Jimenez, 2B1010000.224
Teixeira, 1B4000013.265
  Laird, C1010000.333
Nevin, DH5010005.242
Blalock, 3B4111002.331
  Meyer, SS1000002.214
Mench, RF4121000.307
Wilkerson, LF4130000.277
DeRosa, 2B-3B4110013.333
Barajas, C-1B4011005.207
Totals4151550422 

BATTING
2B: DeRosa (5, Silva), Young, M (16, Silva), Matthews (10, Silva), Barajas (3, Silva).
HR: Blalock (6, 4th inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out), Mench (10, 4th inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 2; Young, M 4; Jimenez; Laird; Nevin; Blalock 4; Mench 5; Wilkerson 3; DeRosa 2; Barajas 2.
RBI: Blalock (26), Mench (27), Young, M (21), Barajas (10), Matthews (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas 2; Nevin; Young, M; Meyer.
GIDP: Barajas 2; Blalock.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Meyer (1, fielding).
DP: (Blalock-DeRosa-Teixeira).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 2-5)6.011540128.23
Liriano (S, 1)3.04000303.60
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 3-3)1.19991015.13
Bauer 3.25113303.10
Feldman 2.01111004.70
Alfonseca 1.03221004.80
Wilson 1.01200115.40

Pitches-strikes: Silva 82-63, Liriano 46-30, Millwood 45-30, Bauer 67-35, Feldman 26-15, Alfonseca 37-22, Wilson 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 8-9, Liriano 4-2, Millwood 4-0, Bauer 6-2, Feldman 6-0, Alfonseca 2-1, Wilson 1-1.
Batters faced: Silva 29, Liriano 12, Millwood 14, Bauer 18, Feldman 8, Alfonseca 7, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bauer 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 19,316.

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