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Ponson solid in debut
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Twins 12, Rangers 6
Sidney Ponson allowed five runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. (AP)
Sidney Ponson looked better in his Rangers debut than the score at the time of his departure in the sixth inning made it appeared. The right-hander surrendered five runs over his 5 1/3 frames, but errors rendered four of those tallies unearned.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (11-13)
Won 1
Minnesota 12, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (8-17)
Lost 1
April 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 2 0 0 3 3 4 0   12 16 0
Texas
0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1   6 12 3
Standings thru 4/26/08  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tolbert, SS6100016.304
Harris, 2B5230012.291
Mauer, C5321002.308
Morneau, 1B4110103.279
Cuddyer, RF4313111.259
Kubel, DH5021003.259
Young, LF4122111.258
Lamb, 3B4132000.214
Monroe, CF5021013.273
Totals421216103521 

BATTING
2B: Monroe (5, Ponson), Harris (5, Ponson), Lamb (6, Feldman).
HR: Cuddyer (1, 8th inning off Feldman, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris 4; Mauer 2; Morneau; Cuddyer 4; Kubel 2; Young 2; Lamb 4; Monroe 3.
RBI: Monroe (7), Kubel (14), Lamb 2 (10), Young 2 (8), Mauer (10), Cuddyer 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Young 2; Lamb.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Tolbert 2; Monroe; Harris.
S: Harris.
SF: Lamb.
GIDP: Mauer; Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tolbert (3, 2nd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Harris-Tolbert-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5120010.293
Young, SS3110223.283
Hamilton, CF4132102.317
Bradley, DH4010125.324
Murphy, RF5123013.301
Saltalamacchia, C3010221.333
Catalanotto, LF3000003.250
  a-Botts, PH-LF1000112.147
Broussard, 1B5110014.169
Vazquez, 3B5110001.167
Totals38612571024 

a-Struck out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (9, Baker).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Hamilton 4; Bradley; Murphy 2; Saltalamacchia; Broussard; Vazquez.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (25), Murphy 3 (11).
2-out RBI: Murphy 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Catalanotto 2; Hamilton; Broussard; Bradley; Vazquez.
GIDP: Broussard.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Ponson (1, throw), Vazquez (1, fielding), Young (3, throw).
PB: Saltalamacchia (1).
DP: 2 (Young-Kinsler-Broussard, Vazquez-Kinsler-Broussard).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker 4.18551704.50
Guerrier 1.11002004.40
Reyes (W, 1-0)0.21001000.00
Crain (H, 1)0.20000205.40
Neshek 1.01001104.09
Korecky 1.01112009.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 5.17511401.69
Wright (BS, 2)(L, 1-1)0.22111004.50
Guardado 0.21221006.00
German 0.12000100.79
Feldman 2.04430016.75

Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Cuddyer (by Guardado).
Pitches-strikes: Baker 79-54, Guerrier 31-16, Reyes 13-7, Crain 11-6, Neshek 20-12, Korecky 25-11, Ponson 93-58, Wright 19-10, Guardado 13-6, German 12-7, Feldman 39-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Baker 3-3, Guerrier 3-1, Reyes 1-1, Crain 0-0, Neshek 0-2, Korecky 3-0, Ponson 9-3, Wright 0-2, Guardado 1-1, German 0-0, Feldman 4-2.
Batters faced: Baker 22, Guerrier 7, Reyes 4, Crain 2, Neshek 5, Korecky 5, Ponson 24, Wright 5, Guardado 4, German 3, Feldman 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 3-1, Reyes 2-0, Crain 2-0, Wright 2-1, Guardado 1-0, German 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 3:31.
Att: 33,053.

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