Texas 4, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 99°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 30406

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 49-56 26-25 23-31 L1
Texas 60-46 35-21 25-25 W1

Recap

Matt Harrison pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and the Texas Rangers salvaged a split of a four-game series with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

Harrison (9-7) won his third straight decision by allowing one run on eight hits. It was the sixth time in his last nine outings that he's allowed one earned run or fewer.

Michael Young and Mitch Moreland each had two hits and an RBI to help the Rangers maintain a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels atop the American League West.

Josh Hamilton added three hits, including a double and triple, and Neftali Feliz recorded his 21st save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.

Twins starter Scott Baker (8-6) had his three-game winning streak come to an end. He gave up two runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Jim Thome drove in the Twins' lone run with a single in the sixth inning for the 1,650 RBIs of his career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Texas
Scott Baker Player Matt Harrison
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 8
2.57 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Minnesota   Texas
Matt Tolbert Player Josh Hamilton
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 0 10 .235 12 4 1 1 0 1
Texas 10 0 14 .303 12 4 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Rangers have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Twins have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .382 after a loss.
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