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'Pen preserves Blanco's big night

Andres Blanco delivered two key doubles and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh for Texas, while a night after nearly no-hitting the Twins, Rangers relievers threw 2 2/3 hitless innings to preserve the win.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4000002.265
Hudson, O, 2B4120012.286
Mauer, DH4110001.329
Kubel, RF4000014.258
Cuddyer, 1B4012002.274
Young, D, LF4110001.310
Valencia, D, 3B4010001.321
Casilla, A, SS3011000.284
a-Thome, PH0000000.269
1-Repko, PR0000000.246
Butera, C3000002.204
b-Tolbert, PH1000011.213
Totals353730316.279
a-Hit by pitch for Casilla, A in the 9th. b-Struck out for Butera in the 9th.
1-Ran for Thome in the 9th.
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS3010100.280
Young, M, 3B4011011.290
Hamilton, LF4111012.356
Guerrero, DH4000000.296
Murphy, Dv, RF3000120.271
Molina, B, C4110001.243
Moreland, 1B3010011.295
Blanco, 2B3121000.243
Borbon, CF3110003.268
Totals31483258.275
BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (31, Lewis), Hudson, O (19, Lewis), Casilla, A (7, Lewis).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Valencia, D; Young, D; Hudson, O 3; Casilla, A 2; Mauer.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (63), Casilla, A (13).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D; Hudson, O.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Hudson, O-Cuddyer-Casilla, A).

BATTING
2B: Molina, B (10, Pavano), Blanco 2 (6, Pavano, Pavano).
HR: Hamilton (29, 4th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 4; Blanco 4; Borbon; Moreland; Young, M; Molina, B 2.
RBI: Hamilton (90), Blanco (7), Young, M (71).
2-out RBI: Blanco; Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moreland; Borbon 2; Hamilton.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Young, M 2 (18, fielding, throw).
DP: (Andrus-Moreland).

MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pavano(L, 15-9)8.08442513.56
Totals8.08442513.94
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lewis6.17330203.40
Oliver, D(W, 1-1)1.10000002.47
O'Day(H, 16)0.10000001.43
Feliz(S, 32)1.00000103.44
Totals9.07330303.88
WP: Pavano.
HBP: Thome (by Feliz).
Pitches-strikes: Pavano 102-73, Lewis 99-66, Oliver, D 16-9, O'Day 5-3, Feliz 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pavano 11-4, Lewis 8-5, Oliver, D 3-1, O'Day 1-0, Feliz 0-2.
Batters faced: Pavano 33, Lewis 27, Oliver, D 4, O'Day 1, Feliz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Oliver, D 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 20,107.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 24, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media