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Harrison struggles
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Twins 14, Rangers 2
Chris Davis is congratulated after his two-run homer in the second. (Jim Mone/AP)
Rookie lefty Matt Harrison, making his third big league start, allowed eight runs on nine hits in five-plus innings to suffer his first career loss. Chris Davis supplied the Rangers' only offense by blasting a two-run homer in the second inning.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (50-48)
Lost 2
Minnesota 14, Texas 2   MIN
Minnesota (55-42)
Won 2
July 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Minnesota
1 0 0 2 3 6 2 0 X   14 16 0
Standings thru 7/19/08  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4000000.330
  Duran, 2B0000000.225
Young, SS4000000.299
  Vazquez, SS0000000.310
Hamilton, CF4020010.309
  Boggs, LF0000000.251
Bradley, DH4000012.312
Murphy, LF-RF4000000.272
Blalock, 3B4010010.290
Byrd, RF-CF2110110.249
Davis, C, 1B3112002.250
Ramirez, M, C3000002.238
Totals32252146 

BATTING
HR: Davis, C (7, 2nd inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Blalock; Byrd; Davis, C 4.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Murphy (Monroe at 2nd base).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4221101.253
Casilla, 2B5110016.319
Mauer, C3323101.324
  Redmond, C1010000.290
Morneau, 1B4225101.325
Monroe, DH4011011.204
  a-Lamb, PH-DH1000011.219
Young, LF5232001.299
Buscher, 3B4222001.330
Harris, SS3000111.262
Span, RF4220001.316
Totals381416144415 

a-Struck out for Monroe in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Span (4, Harrison, M), Gomez 2 (16, Harrison, M, Nippert), Morneau (23, Harrison, M), Mauer (24, Nippert).
HR: Mauer (6, 1st inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 2 out), Young (4, 6th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Morneau (15, 6th inning off Nippert, 1 on, 2 out), Buscher (2, 7th inning off Rupe, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Gomez 4; Casilla; Mauer 6; Redmond; Morneau 6; Monroe; Young 6; Buscher 5; Span 3.
RBI: Mauer 3 (44), Monroe (29), Young 2 (39), Morneau 5 (73), Gomez (32), Buscher 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Mauer 3; Young; Morneau 5.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Casilla; Young.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Casilla (2, 2nd base by Harrison, M/Ramirez, M).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harrison, M (L, 1-1)5.09883029.20
Nippert 1.044403110.24
Rupe 1.02221014.50
Francisco 1.01000103.49
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 10-6)7.05221215.29
Bass 1.00000105.22
Reyes 1.00000102.67

Harrison, M pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Rupe, Francisco.
IBB: Mauer (by Harrison, M).
Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 84-49, Nippert 29-20, Rupe 21-10, Francisco 26-20, Hernandez 95-59, Bass 15-10, Reyes 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harrison, M 6-7, Nippert 0-0, Rupe 1-2, Francisco 0-2, Hernandez 9-10, Bass 2-0, Reyes 1-1.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 25, Nippert 7, Rupe 6, Francisco 4, Hernandez 27, Bass 3, Reyes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nippert 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:34.
Att: 35,085.
July 19, 2008

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