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Texas swings with momentum
Rangers roll to second rout
Kip Wells was strong through five-plus innings in his Rangers debut, but the offense stole the show in Texas' second straight blowout over the Twins. Gerald Laird and Michael Young hit RBI doubles in a five-run fourth, and Mark Teixeira went deep twice.
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Rangers 10, Twins 2
Kip Wells delivers a pitch to the Twins in the first inning on Wednesday. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bonser, Twins fall in finale
Boof Bonser left after four innings, giving up seven runs on six hits. Two Twins errors contributed to the team's second straight loss to Texas in the finale, and Torii Hunter and Mike Redmond knocked in the only runs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 02, 2006
ARI
CHC
PPD
TEX
Texas (54-54)
Won 2
Texas 10, Minnesota 2   MIN
Minnesota (61-45)
Lost 2
August 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 2   10 14 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   2 12 3
Standings thru 8/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF6120002.321
Young, SS4111111.308
Lee, LF4001011.289
  Cruz, RF0000000.333
Teixeira, 1B4222123.283
Blalock, DH5110001.280
DeRosa, 3B4230110.322
Stairs, RF5011013.260
  1-Hairston, PR-LF0000000.203
Kinsler, 2B5220006.298
Laird, C5123003.351
Totals42101483620 


1-Ran for Stairs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Laird 2 (16, Bonser, Eyre), Young (37, Bonser), Matthews (35, Eyre).
HR: Teixeira 2 (17, 2nd inning off Bonser, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 3; Young 2; Teixeira 8; Blalock; DeRosa 3; Stairs; Kinsler 2; Laird 4.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (66), Lee (83), Laird 3 (19), Young (71), Stairs (33).
2-out RBI: Laird 3; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira 2; Laird 2; Lee; Matthews 2.
SF: Lee.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 6 (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira, Laird-Kinsler, DeRosa-Kinsler-Teixeira, Kinsler-Young-Teixeira 2, Teixeira).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF-CF5010005.311
Punto, 3B4120121.320
Mauer, DH4010014.365
Cuddyer, RF3110103.265
Morneau, 1B2000202.319
Hunter, CF3011012.275
  Rabe, LF1000001.417
Redmond, C4021003.339
Rodriguez, 2B3010102.197
Bartlett, SS4030001.348
Totals3321225424 

BATTING
2B: Redmond 2 (11, Wells, Bauer), Cuddyer (25, Wells).
TB: Tyner; Punto 2; Mauer; Cuddyer 2; Hunter; Redmond 4; Rodriguez; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Hunter (54), Redmond (16).
2-out RBI: Redmond.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Rodriguez 2; Hunter; Mauer.
GIDP: Mauer; Hunter; Redmond; Tyner.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bartlett (3, 2nd base by Wells/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Morneau (6, fielding), Punto (8, throw), Rodriguez (2, throw).
DP: (Bartlett-Rodriguez-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (W, 2-5)5.07112206.10
Littleton 1.23002000.77
Mahay 0.20111104.06
Bauer 0.21000002.90
Otsuka 1.01000102.40
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (L, 2-3)4.06742515.67
Guerrier 3.04111103.31
Eyre 2.04210017.46

Wells pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Bonser.
Pitches-strikes: Wells 85-50, Littleton 27-14, Mahay 13-7, Bauer 12-6, Otsuka 16-12, Bonser 82-49, Guerrier 42-25, Eyre 33-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 8-4, Littleton 5-0, Mahay 0-1, Bauer 1-1, Otsuka 0-2, Bonser 2-5, Guerrier 6-2, Eyre 3-3.
Batters faced: Wells 21, Littleton 8, Mahay 3, Bauer 3, Otsuka 3, Bonser 22, Guerrier 13, Eyre 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 2-1, Mahay 2-0, Bauer 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 74 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:56.
Att: 26,492.

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