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Thome, Twins overpower Rangers

Minnesota's Jim Thome moved into ninth on the all-time homer list with Nos. 583 and 584 off Texas' Colby Lewis, and Matt Tolbert drove in five to back Carl Pavano, who notched his 16th win with eight strong innings.

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TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS2000000.276
Guzman, C, SS3120002.267
Young, M, 3B2110100.289
Cora, 3B1010000.210
Hamilton, CF2000001.361
Borbon, CF2012002.271
Guerrero, DH4000004.294
Cruz, N, LF4110003.311
Kinsler, 2B4121001.300
Moreland, 1B3011100.250
Francoeur, RF4010002.237
Molina, B, C2000002.238
Teagarden, C2000012.138
Totals3541042119.275
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4120100.269
Hudson, O, 2B4210011.283
Casilla, A, 2B1000001.273
Cuddyer, 1B4110102.275
Thome, DH2324200.270
1-Plouffe, PR-DH1100012.133
Young, D, LF4000116.300
Hardy, SS4232001.262
Repko, RF3100013.202
Tolbert, 3B4125011.250
Butera, C4000001.188
Totals351211115518.278

1-Ran for Thome in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (23, Pavano), Borbon (9, Pavano).
HR: Kinsler (7, 9th inning off Delaney, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Guzman, C 2; Young, M; Cora; Borbon 2; Cruz, N 2; Kinsler 5; Moreland; Francoeur.
RBI: Moreland (13), Borbon 2 (30), Kinsler (39).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N.
GIDP: Molina, B; Guzman, C.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BATTING
2B: Hardy (16, Lewis, C).
3B: Tolbert 2 (2, Lewis, C, Harden).
HR: Thome 2 (20, 3rd inning off Lewis, C, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Lewis, C, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Span 2; Hudson, O; Cuddyer; Thome 8; Hardy 4; Tolbert 6.
RBI: Hardy 2 (30), Tolbert 5 (13), Thome 4 (49).
2-out RBI: Hardy 2; Tolbert 5; Thome 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butera; Young, D.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Tolbert-Hudson, O-Cuddyer, Casilla, A-Hardy-Cuddyer).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lewis, C(L, 9-12)3.28992223.96
Nippert1.10001005.19
Harden2.02331105.36
Strop1.010012011.37
Totals8.01112125523.95
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pavano(W, 16-10)8.08331103.52
Delaney1.02111019.00
Totals9.010442113.85
WP: Harden.
HBP: Repko (by Lewis, C).
Pitches-strikes: Lewis, C 77-47, Nippert 19-10, Harden 38-23, Strop 22-14, Pavano 108-71, Delaney 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lewis, C 5-3, Nippert 0-4, Harden 2-3, Strop 0-0, Pavano 15-5, Delaney 2-0.
Batters faced: Lewis, C 22, Nippert 5, Harden 9, Strop 5, Pavano 32, Delaney 5.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:35.
Att: 40,496.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media