Minnesota 6, Texas 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 37785

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 11 0
Texas 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 52-75 24-37 28-38 W1
Texas 75-52 41-24 34-28 L1


Twins 6, Rangers 5:
Ben Revere had four hits and scored three runs while Cole De Vries pitched five solid innings as visiting Minnesota averted a four-game sweep.

Denard Span added two hits and scored twice as the Twins snapped a five-game losing streak and won for only the third time in 17 contests.

Josh Hamilton recorded four RBIs with a two-run homer and a two-run double for Texas, which had its four-game winning streak halted in a contest that featured an 86-minute rain delay in the opening inning.

Glen Perkins pitched a flawless ninth for his seventh save as Minnesota beat the Rangers for just the second time in 10 meetings this season. Texas’ lead in the American League West slipped to 5 1/2 games over idle Oakland.

The Twins had a 6-2 lead entering the bottom the sixth when De Vries (3-5) was replaced by Jeff Gray despite allowing just two runs - one earned - and three hits. He struck out five without a walk.

The move backfired as Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz blasted a solo shot to get Texas within one. Hamilton’s blast was his 35th of the season, the most by a Rangers player since 2005 when Mark Teixeira hit 43 homers and Alfonso Soriano bashed 36.

The Twins took a 3-2 lead in the third on Justin Morneau’s sacrifice fly and added two fifth-inning runs on singles by Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe.

Revere drilled a run-scoring triple in the sixth to finish the afternoon of Texas starter Scott Feldman (6-10), who gave up six runs - five earned - and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota's Josh Willingham has 92 RBIs, six short of his career high set last season with the Oakland Athletics. … Rangers INF Michael Young missed his third straight game while on paternity leave and is expected back for Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. … Mauer played first base Sunday and remains tied with Earl Battey (795) for most career games by a Twins catcher. … Texas activated RHP Koji Uehara (rib cage) from the disabled list and optioned RHP Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A Round Rock.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Texas
Cole De Vries Player Scott Feldman
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 10
1.80 ERA 7.94
Minnesota   Texas
Ben Revere Player Josh Hamilton
4 Hits 2
1 RBI 4
0 HR 1
6 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 11 0 14 .289 17 6 6 1 1 0
Texas 6 2 12 .182 6 9 5 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Rangers have a W/L % of .539 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Twins have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .395 after a loss.
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