Anthony Swarzak allowed six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
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.
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.
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.