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Improbable rally
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Twins 9, Rangers 6
The Twins' bullpen performed admirably in relief of Carl Pavano, who went just four innings. (AP)
Playing without an injured Justin Morneau and losing Jason Kubel to a first-inning foul ball off the knee, the Twins proved they had plenty of firepower, as Delmon Young homered among four RBIs as the Twins combined for seven in the sixth and seventh. Joe Mauer hit two solo homers.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (57-62)
Won 1
Minnesota 9, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (67-51)
Lost 1
August 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 0 4 3 1 0   9 16 1
Texas
1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0   6 11 1
Standings thru 8/18/09  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .295
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 .282
Mauer, C 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 .383
Kubel, DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .311
  a-Harris, B, PH-DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .265
Cuddyer, 1B 5 2 3 0 0 0 3 .274
Crede, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .230
Young, D, LF 5 1 2 4 0 1 2 .265
Gomez, C, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .233
Punto, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .208
Totals 41 9 16 9 3 5 18  

a-Struck out for Kubel in the 1st.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer 2 (27, Feldman, Feldman), Young, D (9, Feldman).
HR: Mauer 2 (25, 4th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Jennings, 0 on, 0 out), Young, D (7, 7th inning off Jennings, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer 5; Harris, B 2; Span 2; Young, D 6; Crede; Gomez, C; Cabrera, O 2; Mauer 9.
RBI: Mauer 3 (77), Harris, B (30), Crede (47), Young, D 4 (39).
2-out RBI: Young, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Gomez, C; Young, D; Cabrera, O 2.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 4-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (9, 2nd base off Jennings/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Humber (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Punto-Cabrera, O-Cuddyer 2).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 4 1 3 0 1 1 1 .480
Young, M, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .320
Hamilton, RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 .267
Byrd, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .282
Murphy, Dv, DH 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .266
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 .249
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .239
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .194
Vizquel, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .307
Totals 36 6 11 4 7 8 20  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (15, Pavano).
3B: Blalock (4, Pavano).
HR: Kinsler (26, 3rd inning off Pavano, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Hamilton 2; Borbon 3; Young, M 2; Blalock 3; Vizquel 2; Byrd.
RBI: Hamilton (41), Kinsler 3 (69).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teagarden 2; Hamilton; Byrd 2; Blalock.
GIDP: Hamilton, Teagarden.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon 3 (8, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Hamilton (8, 3rd base off Pavano/Mauer), Byrd (8, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Murphy, Dv (7, 2nd base off Crain/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Borbon (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Mauer at 2nd base).
DP: (Blalock-Vizquel-Blalock).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano 4.0 7 5 5 3 4 1 5.32
Humber 1.2 3 1 1 2 1 0 10.50
Crain (W, 4-4) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.47
Guerrier (H, 23) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.30
Nathan (S, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.58
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman 5.2 9 5 5 1 4 1 4.06
Jennings (L, 2-4) 1.1 4 3 3 1 1 2 3.97
Mathis 2.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3.09

IBB: Span (by Jennings), Hamilton (by Humber).
Pitches-strikes: Pavano 99-62, Humber 46-24, Crain 23-12, Guerrier 13-9, Nathan 15-8, Feldman 103-63, Jennings 30-17, Mathis 34-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pavano 5-2, Humber 1-1, Crain 0-3, Guerrier 1-1, Nathan 2-0, Feldman 7-5, Jennings 1-2, Mathis 4-0.
Batters faced: Pavano 21, Humber 9, Crain 5, Guerrier 4, Nathan 4, Feldman 27, Jennings 9, Mathis 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 3-0, Jennings 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:36.
Att: 20,931.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009

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