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Powerful Punto
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Rangers 5, Twins 3
Nick Punto belted his first home run since last August in the third inning. (AP)
Nick Punto played his best game in a long time, though the Twins could not finish off the sweep. The shortstop had three hits and turned an unassisted double play in the sixth, but Ian Kinsler and the Rangers walked off in the 12th inning to win their first game since the break.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (47-45)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Minnesota 3   TEX
Texas (49-41)
Won 1
July 19, 2009
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Minnesota
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 9 2
Standings thru 7/19/09  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF-CF 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 .283
Casilla, A, 2B 5 0 1 1 1 1 1 .176
Mauer, C 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 .358
Morneau, 1B 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 .313
Cuddyer, RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .268
Harris, B, 3B-SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 .272
Young, D, DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .270
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 .244
  a-Kubel, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .312
Punto, SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .215
  b-Buscher, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .208
Totals 41 3 7 3 6 13 16  

a-Walked for Gomez, C in the 11th. b-Popped out for Punto in the 11th.

BATTING
HR: Punto (1, 3rd inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris, B; Young, D 2; Punto 6; Casilla, A.
RBI: Punto (17), Span (32), Casilla, A (6).
2-out RBI: Casilla, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 2; Mauer; Span 2.
SF: Span.
GIDP: Casilla, A, Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
PB: Mauer (3).
DP: (Punto).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 6 2 2 3 0 3 2 .251
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .306
Hamilton, DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .242
Jones, An, RF 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 .229
Blalock, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 .251
Byrd, CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 .283
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 3 0 1 1 0 .279
Saltalamacchia, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .241
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .252
Totals 38 5 9 4 4 10 12  

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (11, Guerrier).
HR: Kinsler 2 (22, 1st inning off Liriano, F, 0 on, 0 out; 12th inning off Dickey, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 8; Saltalamacchia; Young, M; Byrd 2; Murphy, Dv 4.
RBI: Kinsler 3 (58), Andrus (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler 2; Andrus.
SAC: Saltalamacchia 2; Andrus.
SF: Andrus.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Holland, D (3, fielding), Byrd (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Blalock, Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F 6.0 5 3 2 3 6 1 5.33
Keppel (BS, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.56
Mijares 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.82
Guerrier 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
Duensing (L, 0-1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 5.54
Dickey 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.42
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D 4.0 5 3 3 4 4 1 6.02
Mathis 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.90
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.64
Wilson, C 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.88
Nippert (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.40

Liriano, F pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Holland, D pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

HBP: Gomez, C (by Holland, D).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 90-51, Keppel 17-10, Mijares 3-3, Guerrier 25-16, Duensing 16-12, Dickey 6-5, Holland, D 90-51, Mathis 28-16, Guardado 9-6, O'Day 10-6, Wilson, C 28-18, Nippert 45-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 3-3, Keppel 2-1, Mijares 0-0, Guerrier 4-2, Duensing 2-0, Dickey 0-0, Holland, D 4-3, Mathis 2-0, Guardado 1-2, O'Day 1-0, Wilson, C 1-0, Nippert 1-2.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 25, Keppel 6, Mijares 1, Guerrier 8, Duensing 5, Dickey 1, Holland, D 22, Mathis 6, Guardado 3, O'Day 4, Wilson, C 6, Nippert 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Keppel 2-1, Mijares 1-0, Dickey 1-1, Mathis 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:50.
Att: 27,204.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009

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