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King Kinsler
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Rangers 5, Twins 3
Ian Kinsler passes third-base coach Rick Anderson after his walk-off homer.  (Donna McWilliam/AP)
Ian Kinsler was not going to let the Rangers lose three straight to start the second half. The slugging second baseman hit a leadoff homer in the first, then topped himself by belting a two-run, walk-off shot over the left-field wall to beat the Twins in the bottom of the 12th inning.
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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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