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Twins 5, Rangers 4
Ivan Rodriguez celebrates after hitting an RBI double in the fourth inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The only thing that could put a damper on the good feeling coursing through Rangers Ballpark in Pudge Rodriguez's triumphant return to Arlington would be a repeat of Tuesday night, when the Rangers lost a four-run lead and then the game. Sadly for Texas, it was deja vu all over again.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (58-62)
Won 2
Minnesota 5, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (67-52)
Lost 2
August 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0   5 10 1
Texas
0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 8/19/09  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .300
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .281
Mauer, C 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .380
Kubel, DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .307
Cuddyer, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .273
Crede, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .234
Young, D, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .234
Punto, 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .213
Totals 35 5 10 5 4 6 15  

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (28, Millwood), Crede (16, Millwood), Span (9, Millwood).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Crede 3; Punto 2; Gomez, C; Cabrera, O; Span 4.
RBI: Cabrera, O 2 (50), Crede (48), Punto (28), Span (45).
2-out RBI: Punto; Span; Cabrera, O.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer 2; Kubel 3.
SF: Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Young, D.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Young, D (3, throw).
DP: (Crede-Punto-Cuddyer).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .464
  a-Jones, An, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .220
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 .319
Hamilton, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Byrd, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .284
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .249
Blalock, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .237
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .257
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .270
Totals 35 4 9 4 2 11 16  

a-Grounded into a double play for Borbon in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (38, Baker, S), Rodriguez, I (16, Baker, S).
3B: Byrd (2, Baker, S).
TB: Andrus; Kinsler; Borbon; Young, M; Rodriguez, I 4; Byrd 5.
RBI: Borbon (4), Young, M 2 (57), Rodriguez, I (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Young, M 2; Kinsler.
GIDP: Jones, An.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (24, 2nd base off Baker, S/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: (Young, M-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S (W, 11-7) 5.1 9 4 4 2 6 0 4.62
Mijares (H, 16) 2.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.15
Nathan (S, 31) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.54
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (L, 9-8) 5.2 7 5 5 3 4 0 3.48
O'Day 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.84
Wilson, C 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.95

IBB: Mauer (by O'Day).
HBP: Span (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Baker, S 109-78, Mijares 28-21, Nathan 16-11, Millwood 113-70, O'Day 21-13, Wilson, C 24-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, S 4-5, Mijares 2-1, Nathan 1-0, Millwood 9-2, O'Day 1-0, Wilson, C 3-1.
Batters faced: Baker, S 27, Mijares 7, Nathan 3, Millwood 28, O'Day 6, Wilson, C 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Mijares 2-0, O'Day 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 98 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 33,479.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009

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