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: Casilla, A; Morneau 2; Cuddyer 6; Gomez 2; Punto 2. RBI: Cuddyer 2 (49), Gomez (21),
Morneau (71). 2-out RBI: Gomez; Morneau. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Gomez; Cuddyer
2; Casilla, A 2. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Kubel
(1, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia), Gomez (8, 2nd base off Grilli/Saltalamacchia), Casilla, A (3, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia). CS:
Gomez (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; Young, M; Byrd; Cruz, N 7; Andrus. 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 LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (17, 2nd base off Baker, S/Mauer). CS: Andrus (2, 2nd base by Baker,
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