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Rangers drop opener
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Twins 5, Rangers 3
Vicente Padilla reacts after giving up a three-run homer to Jason Kubel in the third. (Getty)
Staked to an early lead, Vicente Padilla couldn't make it hold, taking the defeat after yielding five runs on 11 hits over seven innings against the Twins. Josh Hamilton's huge night led the offense, collecting three hits, including his seventh homer, and three RBIs.
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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: vs MIN, 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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