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Hunter pelted
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Twins 3, Rangers 2
Tommy Hunter allowed three hits after his rough first inning. (Andy King/AP)
Tommy Hunter allowed three runs in the first inning, including one scoring on the first of two comebackers that battered the pitcher, but he settled down nicely after that. The Rangers couldn't recover, however, despite putting a big scare into Twins closer Joe Nathan.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (71-56)
Lost 1
Minnesota 3, Texas 2   MIN
Minnesota (64-64)
Won 1
August 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 7 0
Minnesota
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 8/28/09  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .247
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .327
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .270
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .263
Rodriguez, I, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .255
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .263
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .192
  a-Blalock, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .238
  1-Borbon, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .378
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .208
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .267
Totals 33 2 7 2 2 9 11  

a-Walked for Teagarden in the 9th.
1-Ran for Blalock in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (18, Nathan), Murphy, Dv (17, Nathan).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N; Young, M; Rodriguez, I 2; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Hamilton (44), Murphy, Dv (38).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Young, M; Davis, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler 2 (26, 2nd base off Duensing/Mauer, 2nd base off Guerrier/Mauer).
CS: Andrus (3, 2nd base by Guerrier/Mauer).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .308
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .277
Mauer, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .372
Morneau, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .293
Kubel, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .300
Cuddyer, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .275
Young, D, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
  Gomez, C, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Harris, B, 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .266
Casilla, A, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .204
Totals 31 3 7 3 0 4 12  

BATTING
2B: Span (10, Hunter, T).
3B: Kubel (2, Hunter, T).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B 2; Span 3; Kubel 3; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (79), Kubel (73), Cuddyer (64).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Casilla, A (10, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Teagarden).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (L, 6-3) 7.0 7 3 3 0 3 0 2.95
Strop 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duensing (W, 2-1) 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 0 4.37
Guerrier (H, 25) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.30
Nathan (S, 33) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.78

HBP: Casilla, A (by Hunter, T).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 102-66, Strop 13-8, Duensing 96-63, Guerrier 16-10, Nathan 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 10-6, Strop 1-0, Duensing 7-5, Guerrier 2-0, Nathan 0-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 29, Strop 3, Duensing 25, Guerrier 4, Nathan 6.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:26.
Att: 21,641.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009

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