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Rangers 10, Twins 1
Nick Blackburn gave up one earned run on 10 hits on Wednesday. (Jim Mone/AP)
Nick Blackburn was hurt by confusing defensive play, as he gave up seven runs -- six unearned -- in the sixth, in a game otherwise full of outstanding defense, as the club notched just six hits off former Twin Sidney Ponson.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (23-25)
Won 1
Texas 10, Minnesota 1   MIN
Minnesota (23-23)
Lost 1
May 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 2   10 17 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings thru 5/21/08  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5113004.298
Young, SS5111012.277
Hamilton, CF5230010.328
Bradley, DH1000010.317
  a-Byrd, PH-DH4120011.217
Murphy, RF5022004.283
Laird, C4222010.285
Boggs, LF5110004.241
Shelton, 1B4130001.233
Vazquez, 3B3122101.329
Totals411017101517 

a-Singled for Bradley in the 4th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy 2 (17, Rincon, Korecky).
HR: Young (5, 6th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 0 out), Kinsler (5, 6th inning off Blackburn, 2 on, 2 out), Laird (4, 9th inning off Korecky, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young 4; Hamilton 3; Byrd 2; Murphy 4; Laird 5; Boggs; Shelton 3; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Young (24), Laird 2 (17), Vazquez 2 (9), Kinsler 3 (25), Murphy 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Vazquez 2; Kinsler 3; Laird.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Kinsler.
GIDP: Vazquez; Young.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hamilton (1, 2nd base off Rincon/Mauer).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4010011.270
Casilla, 2B3001001.214
Mauer, C4020000.336
Morneau, 1B4010022.302
Cuddyer, RF4000001.217
Kubel, DH4000011.248
Young, LF2010100.286
Lamb, 3B3000011.223
Everett, SS3110000.189
Totals31161157 

BATTING
2B: Gomez (8, Ponson).
3B: Everett (1, Ponson).
TB: Gomez 2; Mauer 2; Morneau; Young; Everett 3.
RBI: Casilla (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casilla.
SF: Casilla.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young (2, 2nd base by Ponson/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Casilla (2, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Young (Murphy at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Casilla-Everett-Morneau, Everett-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 3-0)9.06111502.95
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn (L, 4-3)6.010711423.55
Rincon 2.04110103.72
Korecky 1.03220014.50

HBP: Laird (by Rincon).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 110-72, Blackburn 88-64, Rincon 31-20, Korecky 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 18-3, Blackburn 9-5, Rincon 2-2, Korecky 0-2.
Batters faced: Ponson 33, Blackburn 29, Rincon 9, Korecky 5.
EjectionsTexas Rangers designated hitter Milton Bradley ejected by HP umpire Jeff Nelson. (2nd); Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington ejected by HP umpire Jeff Nelson. (2nd).
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:24.
Att: 22,032.

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