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Opportunity lost
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Rangers 3, Twins 0
Carl Pavano allowed two runs in six innings, striking out seven. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
With the Tigers and White Sox having lost earlier in the day, the second-place Twins had a chance to improve their position in the American League Central, but their bats went cold against Rangers right-hander Scott Feldman and a solid effort from Carl Pavano was squandered.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (72-56)
Won 1
Texas 3, Minnesota 0   MIN
Minnesota (64-65)
Lost 1
August 29, 2009
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Texas
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 8 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 8/29/09  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .388
Young, M, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .327
Hamilton, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .269
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .278
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .250
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .255
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .205
Vizquel, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .305
Totals 35 3 8 3 1 11 11  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (16, Pavano).
3B: Vizquel (2, Pavano).
HR: Rodriguez, I (9, 9th inning off Mijares, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Kinsler 2; Borbon 2; Young, M; Rodriguez, I 4; Vizquel 3.
RBI: Hamilton (45), Kinsler (74), Rodriguez, I (38).
2-out RBI: Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv; Borbon; Davis, C; Hamilton.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler 2 (28, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Borbon (10, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vizquel-Kinsler-Davis, C, Vizquel-Davis, C).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .307
Cabrera, O, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .276
Mauer, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .371
Morneau, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .290
Kubel, DH 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .298
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .275
Harris, B, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .266
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Casilla, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .201
Totals 29 0 4 0 4 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Harris, B (18, Feldman).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B 2; Span; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O; Span; Cuddyer.
GIDP: Mauer, Harris, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (20, 2nd base off Feldman/Rodriguez, I).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 14-4) 5.2 4 0 0 4 2 0 3.72
Feliz (H, 7) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.51
Wilson, C (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.90
Francisco, F (S, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.55
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (L, 11-10) 6.0 6 2 2 1 7 0 5.11
Mahay 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.71
Crain 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.31
Mijares 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.13

Pitches-strikes: Feldman 89-46, Feliz 22-13, Wilson, C 16-8, Francisco, F 19-12, Pavano 98-68, Mahay 15-9, Crain 15-10, Mijares 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 10-1, Feliz 1-1, Wilson, C 0-1, Francisco, F 0-0, Pavano 4-5, Mahay 0-1, Crain 0-3, Mijares 1-0.
Batters faced: Feldman 23, Feliz 4, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 3, Pavano 25, Mahay 3, Crain 4, Mijares 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 2-0, Crain 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:52.
Att: 28,516.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009

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