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Fox sly in debut as Twins rally past Rangers

Matt Fox was solid for 5 2/3 innings in his Major League debut, and the Twins rallied past Derek Holland and the Rangers on the strength of clutch RBI singles off the bats of J.J. Hardy and Denard Span in the seventh.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS5110002.277
Young, M, 3B4010001.288
Murphy, Dv, LF3011101.278
Hamilton, DH3120101.362
1-Guzman, C, PR-DH0000000.263
Cruz, N, RF4010015.312
Kinsler, 2B4110004.297
Moreland, 1B3001001.247
Molina, B, C2000101.239
a-Guerrero, PH1010000.297
2-Cora, PR0000000.206
Borbon, CF3011000.270
Totals323933116.275
a-Singled for Molina, B in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hamilton in the 8th. 2-Ran for Guerrero in the 9th.
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4121000.267
Hudson, O, 2B4110013.284
Mauer, C3011110.325
Cuddyer, 1B4011004.275
Young, D, LF4000012.302
Thome, DH4000010.264
Valencia, D, 3B3020000.343
1-Tolbert, PR-3B1100000.231
Repko, RF2100121.209
Hardy, SS3011001.255
Totals324842611.278
1-Ran for Valencia, D in the 7th.
BATTING
TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Hamilton 2; Guerrero; Cruz, N; Borbon; Young, M; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Moreland (12), Murphy, Dv (49), Borbon (28).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Andrus; Kinsler.
SAC: Borbon.
SF: Moreland.
GIDP: Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (29, 2nd base off Fox, M/Mauer).

BATTING
2B: Span (21, Holland, D), Cuddyer (33, Holland, D).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Hardy; Valencia, D 2; Span 3; Hudson, O; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (70), Cuddyer (69), Hardy (28), Span (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D 2; Hardy; Cuddyer 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Valencia, D (2, 2nd base off Holland, D/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Burnett (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Repko (Cora at 3rd base).
DP: (Valencia, D-Hudson, O-Cuddyer).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Holland, D(L, 2-3)6.16441504.93
Ogando(BS, 2)0.01000001.44
Harrison, M0.11001003.93
O'Day0.20000101.51
Rapada0.20000000.00
Totals8.08442603.89
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fox, M5.24221003.18
Burnett(W, 2-2)1.11112004.46
Rauch(H, 2)0.11000003.24
Flores, R0.01000003.14
Capps(S, 34)1.22000102.44
Totals9.09333103.85
Ogando pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Flores, R pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Burnett.
Balk: Holland, D.
Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 87-62, Ogando 4-4, Harrison, M 8-4, O'Day 9-8, Rapada 8-7, Fox, M 90-55, Burnett 21-11, Rauch 6-4, Flores, R 5-4, Capps 10-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 7-4, Ogando 0-0, Harrison, M 0-0, O'Day 0-0, Rapada 0-1, Fox, M 7-6, Burnett 3-1, Rauch 1-0, Flores, R 0-0, Capps 2-1.
Batters faced: Holland, D 26, Ogando 1, Harrison, M 3, O'Day 2, Rapada 2, Fox, M 21, Burnett 7, Rauch 2, Flores, R 1, Capps 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Ogando 2-1, Harrison, M 2-1, O'Day 3-0, Burnett 1-0, Flores, R 1-0, Capps 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, L to R.
T: 3:00.
Att: 40,134.
Venue: Target Field.
September 3, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media