Scott Feldman delivers in the first inning on Saturday night. (LM Otero/AP)
By Daniel Paulling / MLB.com
Scott Feldman probably deserved better, tossing six innings of three-run ball to keep the Rangers close. But the bats lacked oomph against Twins starter Scott Baker, who limited Texas' damage to Nelson Cruz's 23rd homer, a solo shot in the fourth.
BATTING 2B: Cuddyer (20, Feldman), Punto (5, Feldman). HR: Cuddyer (15, 5th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Cuddyer 6; Punto 2; Gomez, C 2; Morneau 2; Casilla, A. RBI: Cuddyer 2 (49), Gomez, C (21), Morneau (71). 2-out RBI: Gomez, C; Morneau. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Gomez, C; Cuddyer 2; Casilla, A 2. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Kubel (1, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia), Casilla, A (3, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia), Gomez, C
(8, 2nd base off Grilli/Saltalamacchia). CS: Gomez, C (5, 2nd base by Feldman/Saltalamacchia).
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (15, Baker, S). HR: Cruz, N (23, 4th inning off Baker, S, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N 7; Young, M; Byrd. RBI: Cruz, N (54). 2-out RBI: Cruz, N. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Saltalamacchia 2; Hamilton. Team RISP: 0-for-7. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (17, 2nd base off Baker, S/Mauer). CS: Andrus (2, 2nd base by Baker, S/Mauer).