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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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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
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.
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
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.

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

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.

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

Pavano(L, 15-9)8.08442513.56
Oliver, D(W, 1-1)1.10000002.47
O'Day(H, 16)0.10000001.43
Feliz(S, 32)1.00000103.44
Game Scores: Pavano , Lewis .
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