Minnesota 5, Texas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 38761

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 12 1
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 5 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 35-29 20-13 15-16 L1
Minnesota 24-38 7-15 17-23 W2

Recap

Alexi Casilla looped a single down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run and lift the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Casilla’s hit off reliever Arthur Rhodes drove in Luke Hughes, who led off the inning with a double against Mark Lowe (1-1). It was the Twins' third walkoff victory of the year and enabled them to win for the seventh time in eight games.

The winning pitcher was Jim Hoey (1-2), the fifth Twins pitcher, who struck out one in two-thirds of an inning.

Josh Hamilton gave Texas a 1-0 lead with his fourth homer of the season in the first inning, but Minnesota came back to tie it in the second on a homer by Delmon Young.

The Twins went ahead 4-1 when Michael Cuddyer ripped a three-run homer to deep center field.

Texas scratched out two runs in the sixth and tied the game at 4-4 in the eighth when Nelson Cruz delivered his 15th home run, a long blast to left that landed in the upper deck.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Minnesota
Derek Holland Player Nick Blackburn
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.1 IP 7.1
10 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 10
4.91 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Texas   Minnesota
Yorvit Torrealba Player Delmon Young
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 12 2 19 .333 18 8 4 1 0 1
Minnesota 10 2 18 .278 19 11 5 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Texas. The Twins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .316 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Rangers have a W/L % of .528 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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