Tommy Hunter allowed three hits after his rough first inning. (Andy King/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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.
Kinsler 2 (26, 2nd base off Duensing/Mauer, 2nd base off Guerrier/Mauer). CS: Andrus (3, 2nd base
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.