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Twins survive no-hit scare

Rich Harden threw 6 2/3 no-hit innings in his first start off the DL, but five walks led to the early exit. Matt Harrison and Darren O'Day did their part, but Neftali Feliz allowed a one-out single to Joe Mauer in the ninth.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF3000101.267
Hudson, O, 2B3000101.284
Mauer, C3010110.330
Kubel, RF4000034.260
Cuddyer, 1B3000124.274
Thome, DH2000101.269
Young, D, LF3000011.311
Valencia, D, 3B3000011.322
Hardy, SS2000110.260
Totals260106913.280
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS4120010.280
Young, M, 3B4021011.290
Hamilton, LF3111012.357
Guerrero, DH4110012.299
Murphy, Dv, RF3012000.274
Treanor, C3000001.222
Moreland, 1B3010000.293
Blanco, 2B3010010.232
Borbon, CF3110001.267
Totals304104057.275
BATTING
TB: Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 3.
GIDP: Valencia, D, Span.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hardy (6, throw).
DP: 2 (Hudson, O-Hardy-Cuddyer, Valencia, D-Hudson, O-Cuddyer).

BATTING
3B: Murphy, Dv (2, Blackburn).
TB: Andrus 2; Hamilton; Blanco; Borbon; Moreland; Young, M 2; Guerrero; Murphy, Dv 3.
RBI: Murphy, Dv 2 (44), Young, M (70), Hamilton (89).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Treanor; Hamilton.
SF: Hamilton.
GIDP: Borbon, Guerrero.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Moreland (1, 2nd base by Blackburn/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young, M-Blanco-Moreland, Blanco-Andrus-Moreland).

MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn(L, 7-8)7.08330506.49
Guerrier1.02110003.30
Totals8.010440503.93
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden(W, 5-4)6.20005605.00
Harrison, M(H, 3)0.10000003.80
O'Day(H, 15)1.00000201.44
Feliz1.01001103.50
Totals9.01006903.89
WP: Feliz.
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 97-64, Guerrier 16-11, Harden 111-62, Harrison, M 5-3, O'Day 13-11, Feliz 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 10-3, Guerrier 1-1, Harden 4-5, Harrison, M 0-0, O'Day 1-0, Feliz 1-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 27, Guerrier 4, Harden 23, Harrison, M 1, O'Day 3, Feliz 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Harrison, M 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 100 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 22,871.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 23, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media