Vicente Padilla reacts after giving up a three-run homer to Jason Kubel in the third. (Getty)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
BATTING HR: Hamilton (7, 1st inning off Perkins, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Kinsler; Young, M; Hamilton
6; Jones, An; Blalock; Teagarden; Andrus. 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.
Hamilton (5, 2nd base off Perkins/Mauer), Kinsler (19, 2nd base off Perkins/Mauer), Young, M (6, 3rd base off Perkins/Mauer).
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