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Finale flop
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Rangers 11, Twins 1
Anthony Swarzak allowed six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The Twins came back on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, but they could not muster a rally to push past the Rangers in the sixth inning this time. Instead, it was the Rangers who put up a big number in the sixth, ending Anthony Swarzak's night and the Twins' hope for a win.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (58-63)
Lost 1
Texas 11, Minnesota 1   TEX
Texas (68-52)
Won 1
August 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 10 1
Texas
0 1 3 0 0 5 2 0 X   11 17 1
Standings thru 8/20/09  |  Recap: MIN | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rangers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .304
Cabrera, O, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .282
  a-Casilla, A, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179
Mauer, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .378
Cuddyer, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273
Crede, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231
  Harris, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Young, D, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .265
Redmond, M, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .256
Gomez, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .235
Punto, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .211
Totals 34 1 10 1 0 4 14  

a-Lined out for Cabrera, O in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Young, D (8, 5th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Span 3; Cabrera, O; Mauer; Cuddyer; Young, D 5; Redmond, M; Gomez.
RBI: Young, D (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Crede; Redmond, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Span (5, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 .485
Young, M, 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 .322
Hamilton, CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 .265
Byrd, LF 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 .287
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .249
Cruz, N, RF 5 1 1 1 0 3 1 .268
Blalock, 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .242
Teagarden, C 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .197
Andrus, SS 4 2 1 1 0 1 3 .269
Totals 40 11 17 11 2 6 13  

BATTING
2B: Andrus (10, Keppel), Borbon (2, Keppel), Young, M (34, Keppel).
HR: Byrd 2 (14, 2nd inning off Swarzak, 0 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Swarzak, 1 on, 2 out), Borbon (1, 3rd inning off Swarzak, 0 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (26, 6th inning off Swarzak, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Borbon 7; Young, M 4; Hamilton 2; Byrd 8; Kinsler; Cruz, N 4; Blalock 3; Teagarden; Andrus 2.
RBI: Byrd 4 (64), Borbon 3 (7), Cruz, N (59), Andrus (23), Young, M 2 (59).
2-out RBI: Byrd 2; Borbon; Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Kinsler; Hamilton.
SF: Byrd.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Holland, D (5, pickoff).
DP: 3 (Blalock, Young, M-Blalock, Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Swarzak (L, 3-7) 5.1 8 6 6 2 4 4 6.25
Keppel 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 0 5.14
Manship 1.2 5 2 2 0 1 0 4.15
Humber 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (W, 7-7) 5.1 7 1 1 0 3 1 4.72
Feliz (H, 5) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.77
Eyre 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32
Jennings 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.90

Keppel pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Swarzak 95-62, Keppel 10-6, Manship 48-32, Humber 18-11, Holland, D 83-57, Feliz 18-11, Eyre 13-8, Jennings 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Swarzak 4-6, Keppel 0-0, Manship 1-3, Humber 2-0, Holland, D 2-6, Feliz 2-0, Eyre 0-1, Jennings 2-0.
Batters faced: Swarzak 26, Keppel 3, Manship 10, Humber 4, Holland, D 22, Feliz 5, Eyre 4, Jennings 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Keppel 1-1, Manship 1-1, Feliz 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 96 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 21,870.
August 20, 2009

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