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Rangers drop finale
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Twins 5, Rangers 3
Nelson Cruz is congratulated at the dugout after his go-ahead homer in the seventh. (AP)
C.J. Wilson gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in the eighth, spoiling Kevin Millwood's solid start and erasing a lead the Rangers took in the seventh on Nelson Cruz's two-run homer. Texas loaded the bases in the ninth, but Elvis Andrus, Julio Borbon and Michael Young were unable to come through.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (72-57)
Lost 1
Minnesota 5, Texas 3   MIN
Minnesota (65-65)
Won 1
August 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 8 1
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 X   5 10 1
Standings thru 8/30/09  |  Recap: TEX | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Twins stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .370
Young, M, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .326
Hamilton, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .266
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .250
Blalock, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .236
Cruz, N, LF 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 .266
Rodriguez, I, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .256
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .267
Totals 36 3 8 3 2 9 21  

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (19, Baker, S), Byrd (39, Rauch).
HR: Cruz, N (28, 7th inning off Baker, S, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N 5; Borbon; Young, M; Rodriguez, I 2; Byrd 2.
RBI: Andrus (27), Cruz, N 2 (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Byrd; Kinsler; Young, M 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon (11, 2nd base off Baker, S/Redmond, M).

FIELDING
E: Cruz, N (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Byrd (Span at 2nd base).
DP: (Byrd-Kinsler).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 .308
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .197
Mauer, DH-C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .367
Morneau, 1B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .290
Kubel, LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .301
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Cuddyer, RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .275
Harris, B, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .266
Redmond, M, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .256
  2-Cabrera, O, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
  Nathan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Punto, SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .213
Totals 34 5 10 5 4 4 22  

1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th. 2-Ran for Redmond, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Punto (9, Millwood), Morneau (30, Millwood), Span (11, Grilli).
3B: Redmond, M (1, Millwood).
HR: Kubel (21, 4th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B; Redmond, M 3; Span 3; Punto 3; Kubel 5; Morneau 2.
RBI: Kubel 2 (75), Harris, B (32), Redmond, M (7), Punto (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Mauer; Punto; Redmond, M; Casilla, A 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-16.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Nathan (1, throw).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 1 3.61
Grilli (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.24
Wilson, C (BS, 4)(L, 4-6) 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 3.30
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S 7.0 6 3 3 1 6 1 4.44
Rauch (W, 3-2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.07
Nathan (S, 34) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.74

WP: Millwood.
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 114-75, Grilli 20-11, Wilson, C 27-18, Baker, S 98-71, Rauch 17-10, Nathan 22-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 5-10, Grilli 0-1, Wilson, C 3-0, Baker, S 6-5, Rauch 0-0, Nathan 2-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 26, Grilli 4, Wilson, C 8, Baker, S 28, Rauch 4, Nathan 6.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:06.
Att: 29,282.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
August 30, 2009
August 30, 2009

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