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Twins fall in extras
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Rangers 8, Twins 7
Livan Hernandez allowed six runs, five earned, in 5 1/3 innings. (Jim Mone/AP)
The Twins played catch-up all day, coming back after trailing, 4-0, after the first and 7-5 in the eighth to push the game into extra innings. But Brian Bass came on in the 10th and allowed a two-out home run to Josh Hamilton that sunk Minnesota.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (24-25)
Won 2
Texas 8, Minnesota 7   MIN
Minnesota (23-24)
Lost 2
May 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Texas
4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1   8 16 0
Minnesota
0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0   7 12 2
Standings thru 5/22/08  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B6120011.299
Young, SS5120110.281
Hamilton, RF5132013.335
Bradley, DH4221203.322
Murphy, LF5130103.291
Laird, C5111014.281
Byrd, CF5111014.216
Vazquez, 3B-1B1010300.337
Shelton, 1B4012006.234
  a-Saltalamacchia, PH1000012.205
  Duran, 3B0000000.192
Totals4181677626 

a-Struck out for Shelton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (12, Hernandez), Murphy (18, Hernandez), Vazquez (4, Hernandez), Shelton (3, Hernandez), Bradley (13, Bass).
HR: Hamilton (12, 10th inning off Bass, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 3; Hamilton 6; Bradley 3; Murphy 4; Laird; Byrd; Vazquez 2; Shelton 2.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (53), Bradley (27), Laird (18), Byrd (4), Shelton 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shelton; Kinsler; Bradley; Saltalamacchia; Laird.
S: Vazquez.
SF: Hamilton.
GIDP: Laird; Murphy; Hamilton; Shelton.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy (4, 2nd base off Nathan/Redmond), Hamilton (2, 2nd base off Crain/Redmond), Kinsler (14, 2nd base off Guerrier/Redmond).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young-Shelton, Young-Kinsler).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5243000.286
Harris, SS4001102.255
Cuddyer, 1B4021220.227
Morneau, DH3012203.303
Young, LF5000027.278
Monroe, RF4000020.236
  a-Mauer, PH-C1000010.333
Redmond, C4120000.200
  b-Kubel, PH-RF0000100.248
Lamb, 3B5110013.222
Casilla, 2B4320101.278
Totals3971277816 

a-Struck out for Monroe in the 9th. b-Walked for Redmond in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casilla (1, Padilla).
HR: Gomez (4, 5th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gomez 7; Cuddyer 2; Morneau; Redmond 2; Lamb; Casilla 3.
RBI: Gomez 3 (17), Harris (11), Cuddyer (15), Morneau 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Gomez 2; Harris; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Morneau 2.
S: Harris.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Cuddyer (1, throw), Guerrier (1, throw).
DP: 4 (Casilla-Harris-Cuddyer 3, Harris-Casilla-Cuddyer).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 5.07332313.33
Wright (H, 7)0.21222103.71
Francisco (H, 2)1.11001102.30
Benoit (BS, 3)(W, 3-1)2.03222205.16
Wilson (S, 9)1.00000104.79
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 5.110652104.22
Guerrier 1.22103003.62
Crain 1.01000003.78
Nathan 1.01001301.42
Bass (L, 1-1)1.02111213.90

IBB: Vazquez (by Guerrier), Vazquez (by Nathan), Murphy (by Bass).
HBP: Gomez (by Wright), Laird (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 102-64, Wright 29-13, Francisco 18-11, Benoit 33-23, Wilson 12-10, Hernandez 94-56, Guerrier 34-18, Crain 11-8, Nathan 23-13, Bass 25-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 7-5, Wright 1-0, Francisco 2-1, Benoit 1-2, Wilson 1-1, Hernandez 11-4, Guerrier 5-0, Crain 0-3, Nathan 0-0, Bass 1-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 23, Wright 6, Francisco 6, Benoit 10, Wilson 3, Hernandez 27, Guerrier 9, Crain 4, Nathan 5, Bass 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 3-1, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:42.
Att: 23,126.

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