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Bullpen backs bop
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Twins 5, Rangers 3
Bob Keppel struck out three over two scoreless innings on Friday. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
Glen Perkins got his fifth victory thanks to four scoreless innings from the Minnesota bullpen, with Jason Kubel's three-run home run in the third and Carlos Gomez's two-run triple in the second providing the offense to top the Rangers.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 07/17: MIN 5, TEX 3
  • Sat. 07/18: MIN 4, TEX 1
  • Sun. 07/19: @ TEX, 7:05 PM CT
MIN
Minnesota (46-44)
Won 2
Minnesota 5, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (48-40)
Lost 3
July 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Texas
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 9 0
Standings thru 7/17/09  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .292
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174
Mauer, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .371
Morneau, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 .315
Kubel, DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 .314
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .269
Crede, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .238
Harris, B, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .274
  Punto, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .242
Totals 34 5 11 5 1 4 9  

BATTING
2B: Morneau (24, Padilla).
3B: Gomez, C (4, Padilla).
HR: Kubel (15, 3rd inning off Padilla, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris, B; Span; Crede 2; Gomez, C 4; Kubel 5; Morneau 3; Mauer.
RBI: Gomez, C 2 (20), Kubel 3 (48).
2-out RBI: Gomez, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span.
GIDP: Cuddyer, Span, Harris, B, Kubel.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Mauer (3, throw).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .249
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .307
Hamilton, CF 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .256
Jones, An, DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .233
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260
Byrd, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .282
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259
Teagarden, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .228
  a-Murphy, Dv, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Andrus, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .253
Totals 36 3 9 3 1 8 11  

a-Popped out for Teagarden in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Hamilton (7, 1st inning off Perkins, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Hamilton 6; Jones, An; Blalock; Teagarden; Young, M.
RBI: Hamilton 3 (27).
2-out RBI: Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2; Kinsler.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (19, 2nd base off Perkins/Mauer), Young, M (6, 3rd base off Perkins/Mauer), Hamilton (5, 2nd base off Perkins/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock 2, Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock 2).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perkins (W, 5-5) 5.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 4.75
Keppel (H, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.63
Mijares (H, 13) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.84
Guerrier (H, 19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.40
Nathan (S, 24) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.27
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (L, 7-5) 7.0 11 5 5 0 3 1 4.67
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.05
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.69

Pitches-strikes: Perkins 102-69, Keppel 26-17, Mijares 12-7, Guerrier 4-2, Nathan 12-9, Padilla 106-73, Guardado 16-9, O'Day 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perkins 6-1, Keppel 2-1, Mijares 1-0, Guerrier 0-1, Nathan 1-0, Padilla 10-1, Guardado 2-0, O'Day 1-1.
Batters faced: Perkins 23, Keppel 6, Mijares 3, Guerrier 1, Nathan 4, Padilla 29, Guardado 3, O'Day 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 34,662.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009

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