Carl Pavano allowed two runs in six innings, striking out seven. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
By Tyler Mason / MLB.com
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.
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (16, Pavano). 3B: Vizquel (2, Pavano). HR: Rodriguez, I (9, 9th
inning off Mijares, Jo, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Borbon 2; Young, M; Hamilton 2; Kinsler 2; 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.
Kinsler 2 (28, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Borbon (10, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer).
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