Texas 4, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Ed Rapuano,
Attendance - 32093

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 8-2 5-2 3-0 W4
Minnesota 2-7 2-4 0-3 L3

Recap

Rangers 4, Twins 3: Josh Hamilton's two-run home run in the eighth inning gave the Rangers the lead, and they held on to sweep the three-game series at Target Field. 

Texas' three-run rally in the eighth against Glen Perkins spoiled a strong outing by Twins starter Liam Hendriks. The 23-year-old Australian allowed one run on seven hits over six innings in his fifth major-league start. 

Rookie left-hander Robbie Ross (2-0) struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief for the win, and Mike Adams and former Twins closer Joe Nathan threw scoreless innings out of the Rangers' bullpen. Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

Texas starter Neftali Feliz allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. 

Clete Thomas gave the Twins a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer off Feliz in the fifth, and Minnesota extended the lead to 3-1 on Jamey Carroll's RBI single in the sixth. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Thomas was claimed off waivers from Detroit on Saturday. … The Twins had scored two or fewer runs in each of their previous six losses. … Feliz became the first Rangers starter other than Yu Darvish to fail to record a quality start this season. … Nathan recorded 260 of his 264 career saves with Minnesota from 2004-11.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Minnesota
Neftali Feliz Player Liam Hendriks
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Texas   Minnesota
Michael Young Player Jamey Carroll
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 10 2 20 .286 9 6 4 1 1 0
Minnesota 7 1 12 .226 13 7 3 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Twins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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