Twins split series with Rangers, Win Sunday 29 Apr 13

TEXAS RANGERS (16-9) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (11-10)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Kevin Correia (3-1, 2.23)

LOSING PITCHER:  Alexi Ogando (2-2, 3.38)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:12 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   74 degrees, wind from S at 24 mph                               TIME OF GAME:  2:35                           ATTENDANCE:  35,751

 

HOME RUNS:     Morneau (2, sixth inning off Ogando, one on, two outs, first pitch, 377 to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

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NEXT GAME:<br />
Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers<br />
Monday, April 29 – 6:05 p.m. (CT)<br />
--------------------------------------------------<br />
RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-2, 7.94)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Max Scherzer (2-0, 4.13)</p>
<p>PITCHES/K

Alexi Ogando (L)

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97/66

Joe Ortiz

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14/10

Jason Frasor

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Robbie Ross

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21/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kevin Correia (W)

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102/65

Casey Fien

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18/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANGERS NOTES:

·    The Rangers fell to the Twins today 5-0, their second straight loss to split the four-game series against Minnesota 2-2…the Rangers have won or split each of their series this season and are now 5-0-3 in series play…despite the loss, Texas is still 7-3 in their last 10 games…they are now 9-7 on the road this season…Texas is now 10-4 against the Twins since the start of the 2012 season…the Rangers were shutout for the second time this season, the other being April 10 at Tampa Bay (2-0).

·    Alexi Ogando allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three in his sixth start of the season…he also allowed a two-run home run to Justin Morneau and has allowed four home runs in his last three starts…is 0-2 over his last four starts after winning each of his first two starts.

·    Mitch Morland went 2-for-3 on the day, his fifth multi-hit game of the season and fourth of the current seven-game road trip…has hit .393 (11-for-28) during the seven-game road trip…also extended his current hit-streak to four games…has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games.

·    Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 today and now has at least one hit in five straight starts…in his last 10 starts he has reached base safely 13 times.

·    Ian Kinsler singled in the eighth inning today and has reached base safely in each of his last 12 games…Kinsler has a 10-game hit-streak vs. the Twins, hitting .476 (20-for-42) with four doubles a triple and nine RBI.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins won the final game in the four-game series against the Rangers to split the series 2-2…Minnesota has split or won each of their last four series and now have a series record of 3-3-2…the Twins are now 4-2 when scoring first, 8-0 when out-hitting an opponent, and 9-4 when scoring more than four runs in a game…the Twins shutout an opponent for the first time this season and first since September 8, 2012 vs. Cleveland (3-0)…Twins pitchers have allowed just two runs in their last 18.0 innings….starters have not allowed a run in 13.0 innings.

·    Ron Gardenhire was ejected today in the seventh inning for arguing a force out at third base…it was his first ejection of the season and the 63rd of his career…his last ejection came on August 23, 2012 at Texas…it is the second time in his career he has been ejected by Alfonso Marquez.

·    Kevin Correia tossed 8.0 shutout innings in his fifth start of the season…allowed six hits and one walk while striking out two in his third win of the season…Correia is the first player to start his Twins career with five straight quality starts since Ramon Ortiz in 2007…Correia is the first player in Twins history to start his career with five straight outings of at least 7.0 innings…he is the first Twin to start a season with five straight outings of at least 7.0 innings since Carlos Silva in 2005…the 8.0 innings are the most by a Twins starter since Liam Hendriks tossed a complete game on August 27, 2012 vs. Seattle…the 8.0 innings are the most by Correia since tossing 9.0 innings on April 18, 2011 at Cincinnati…the last time Correia tossed at least 8.0 shutout innings was when he tossed a complete game (9.0 IP) shutout on September 25, 2009 at Arizona.

·    Justin Morneau hit his second home run of the season with a two-run shot to right field off Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning…both of his home runs this season have come at Target Field, the other on April 13 vs. New York-NL to break up Matt Harvey’s no-hit bid…it was his 206th career home run which is now just one shy of tying Kirby Puckett (207) for fifth on the Twins all-time home run list.

·    Jamey Carroll collected the Twins first hit of the game with a single in the third inning…he followed it up with an RBI single in the seventh inning to collect his second RBI of the season…Carroll is a career .371 (33-for-89) hitter against the Rangers with 10 multi-hit games, six RBI, 18 runs and nine walks in 29 games.

·    Brian Dozier singled in the seventh inning, driving in the Twins fifth run of the game…it marked the 10th straight game he has reached base safely…has a hit in four straight games and collected his eighth RBI of the season…Dozier is hitting .364 (12-for-33) as the Twins leadoff hitter this season (8 games).

·    Aaron Hicks threw out Moreland at first base after a single in the third inning today for his fourth outfield assist of the season…it marks his third straight game with an outfield assist…he is the only AL rookie to have multiple outfield assists and was tied with Arizona’s A.J. Pollack for most OF assists by a MLB rookie coming into today…additionally, the Twins as a team have now collected an outfield assist in five straight games and in six of their last eight games…Hicks singled in the seventh inning to extend his current hit-streak to five games…over the five is hitting .333 (5-for-15) with three RBI…after starting the season 2-for-48 (.042 in 13 games), Hicks is hitting .300 (6-for-20) with a double, four RBI and three walks in his last seven games.