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Twins lose in 10
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Rangers 6, Twins 5
Justin Morneau (left) celebrates with Brendan Harris after Morneau's grand slam. (AP)
Justin Morneau was the Twins' hitting star early, with an RBI single in the first and a grand slam in the third to give Minnesota a 5-0 lead. Starter Nick Blackburn allowed seven consecutive hits, leading to five runs, to start the third. Juan Rincon allowed a walk-off single in the 10th, after allowing a single and a double.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (10-13)
Lost 3
Texas 6, Minnesota 5   TEX
Texas (8-16)
Won 1
April 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 10 2
Texas
0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 14 1
Standings thru 4/25/08  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF3220000.255
  Monroe, CF2000011.256
Harris, 2B5110032.270
Mauer, C3120200.301
Morneau, 1B4135101.280
Cuddyer, RF5010006.261
Kubel, DH5000007.250
Young, LF5000014.247
Lamb, 3B4010011.182
Punto, SS4000012.235
Totals4051053724 

BATTING
2B: Mauer (6, Millwood).
HR: Morneau (6, 3rd inning off Millwood, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Gomez 2; Harris; Mauer 3; Morneau 6; Cuddyer; Lamb.
RBI: Morneau 5 (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Young; Harris.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez (10, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Young (1, fielding), Lamb (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Blalock at home).
DP: 3 (Cuddyer-Punto-Mauer-Lamb, Harris-Punto-Morneau, Blackburn-Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4121101.287
Young, SS5111002.281
Hamilton, CF5122000.299
Blalock, 3B5021001.299
  1-Duran, PR0100000.111
Botts, DH4010110.152
Catalanotto, LF4010123.262
Murphy, RF5031012.295
Laird, C4110003.260
Broussard, 1B4110003.167
Totals4061463415 


1-Ran for Blalock in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock 2 (5, Blackburn, Rincon), Botts (3, Blackburn), Murphy (11, Blackburn), Hamilton (8, Guerrier).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Hamilton 3; Blalock 4; Botts 2; Catalanotto; Murphy 4; Laird; Broussard.
RBI: Kinsler (11), Young (9), Hamilton 2 (23), Blalock (7), Murphy (8).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Broussard; Blalock.
GIDP: Young; Murphy.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Broussard (3, throw).
DP: (Kinsler-Broussard).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn 6.011551303.45
Guerrier 0.21000004.85
Reyes 1.10000000.00
Neshek 1.00001004.50
Rincon (L, 2-1)0.22111104.82
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood 6.08553613.32
Guardado 1.01000000.00
Wright 1.00000004.05
Wilson 1.00000101.80
Benoit (W, 2-1)1.01000006.75

Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 90-54, Guerrier 6-4, Reyes 11-6, Neshek 13-7, Rincon 13-8, Millwood 98-67, Guardado 14-9, Wright 6-5, Wilson 17-11, Benoit 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blackburn 5-8, Guerrier 1-1, Reyes 2-2, Neshek 1-2, Rincon 1-0, Millwood 5-7, Guardado 1-2, Wright 1-1, Wilson 1-1, Benoit 0-3.
Batters faced: Blackburn 27, Guerrier 3, Reyes 4, Neshek 4, Rincon 5, Millwood 29, Guardado 4, Wright 3, Wilson 3, Benoit 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 19,016.

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