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Twins' firestorm chars Rangers
Rangers fall hard at Dome
Starter John Rheinecker left the game after giving up eight earned runs in 1 2/3 innings, and the bullpen combined to give up seven more runs in the series opener against the Twins. Mark Teixeira and Nelson Cruz each went deep with solo homers to knock in the Rangers' only runs.
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Twins 15, Rangers 2
Josh Rabe is congratulated after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Series at a glance:
Twins' bats dominate Texas
The Twins jumped ahead with a five-run first, highlighted by Josh Rabe's three-run homer, and didn't cool off after that. Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a three-run shot in his return from the DL, Nick Punto went 4-for-4 and Justin Morneau went 3-for-4. Carlos Silva gave up one run in seven innings.
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 Rabe's blast
 Hunter's three-run shot
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2006
TEX
Texas (52-54)
Lost 1
Minnesota 15, Texas 2   MIN
Minnesota (61-43)
Won 2
July 31, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 7 1
Minnesota
5 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 X   15 18 0
Standings thru 7/31/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3010010.319
  Hairston, CF1000000.203
Young, SS4000011.310
Lee, LF3000000.292
  Cruz, LF1111000.333
Teixeira, 1B4121000.282
Blalock, 3B4020001.282
Kinsler, 2B4000013.297
DeRosa, RF3010001.316
Wilkerson, DH3000022.228
Laird, C3000000.349
Totals33272058 

BATTING
HR: Teixeira (15, 7th inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out), Cruz (1, 9th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews; Cruz 4; Teixeira 5; Blalock 2; DeRosa.
RBI: Teixeira (63), Cruz (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa.
GIDP: Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Lee (5, fielding).
PB: Laird (4).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B3100101.277
  Rodriguez, 2B1000001.194
Punto, 3B4443100.320
Mauer, C5121002.368
Cuddyer, RF5121013.267
Morneau, 1B4232000.321
  a-Tiffee, PH-1B1000002.233
Hunter, CF5334002.274
Rabe, DH5123012.435
Tyner, LF5000003.328
Bartlett, SS3221000.336
Totals411518152216 

a-Grounded into a double play for Morneau in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (24, Rheinecker).
3B: Punto (5, Mahay).
HR: Rabe (2, 1st inning off Rheinecker, 2 on, 2 out), Hunter (15, 4th inning off Benoit, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Punto 6; Mauer 2; Cuddyer 3; Morneau 3; Hunter 6; Rabe 5; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Cuddyer (66), Morneau 2 (88), Rabe 3 (6), Punto 3 (26), Hunter 4 (53), Mauer (57), Bartlett (15).
2-out RBI: Rabe 3; Morneau; Hunter 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rabe.
SF: Bartlett.
GIDP: Tiffee.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Rodriguez-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rheinecker (L, 4-5)1.29880016.03
Benoit 2.14552114.99
Mahay 3.05220103.89
Bauer 1.00000002.94
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 7-9)7.06110416.49
Eyre 2.01110117.64

Benoit pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Rheinecker 53-33, Benoit 53-33, Mahay 39-29, Bauer 13-7, Silva 102-72, Eyre 29-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rheinecker 5-0, Benoit 1-6, Mahay 5-3, Bauer 0-3, Silva 10-7, Eyre 3-2.
Batters faced: Rheinecker 14, Benoit 14, Mahay 13, Bauer 3, Silva 26, Eyre 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-1, Mahay 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:40.
Att: 19,532.

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