Twins take down Rangers Saturday 29 Apr 13

TEXAS RANGERS (16-8) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (10-10)

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Texas Rangers

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8

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7

Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Pedro Hernandez (1-0, 2.35)

LOSING PITCHER:  Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  3:12 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   73 degrees, wind from S at 11 mph                               TIME OF GAME:  2:51                           ATTENDANCE:  37,503

 

HOME RUNS:     Willingham (4, sixth inning off Holland, one on, two outs, 3-1 pitch, 386 to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

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NEXT GAME:<br />
Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins<br />
Sunday, April 28 – 1:10 p.m. (CT)<br />
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RHP Alexi Ogando (2-1, 3.12)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Kevin Correia (2-1, 2.86)<br />
PITCHES/K

Derek Holland (L)

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97/68

Michael Kirkman

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26/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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Pedro Hernandez (W)

5.0

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80/52

Anthony Swarzak

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16/12

Brian Duensing

0.2

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8/6

Jared Burton

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21/17

Glen Perkins

1.0

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28/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANGERS NOTES:

·    The Rangers fell to the Twins today 7-2, snapping a three-game winning streak…despite the loss, Texas is still 7-2 in their last nine games…they are now 9-6 on the road this season…Texas is now 10-3 against the Twins since the start of the 2012 season, their first loss at Target Field since June 12, 2011.

·    Derek Holland was issued his second loss of the season, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out six in 7.0 innings…the 7.0 innings tie his season high, also done two other times…he allowed a home run to Josh Willingham in the sixth inning, just the second homer he has allowed in his 34.2 innings this season…has struckout at least six batters in each of his last three starts…Texas is now 3-2 in his five starts.

·    Ian Kinsler recorded his third and fourth doubles in his last three games today…he has reached base safely in each of his last 11 games…it was his 19th career game with at least two doubles…also his first multi-extra-base hit game of the season…stole his third base of the season and now has 160 career stolen bases…the 160 career stolen bags are second in club history behind Bump Wills (161)…Kinsler has a nine-game hit-streak vs. the Twins, hitting .452 (19-for-38) with four doubles a triple and nine RBI.

·    Nelson Cruz singled in the second inning today to extend his current hit-streak to five games…he has reached base safely in seven straight games.

·    Jeff Baker has reached base safely in each of his six starts this season and has at least one hit in five of the six…in his six starts, Baker is hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three walks.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins snapped their three-game losing streak, beating the Rangers 7-2…it was their first win against the Rangers at Target Field since June 12, 2011, snapping a five-game losing streak vs. Texas at home…the Twins evened their season record to 10-10 and their record at Target Field to 6-6 with the win…the Twins 10-10 start is the best 20-game start since 2010 (14-6).

·    The Twins 37,503 fans in attendance today marks the largest non-Opening Day crowd since August 14, 2012 vs. Detroit (37,544).

·    Pedro Hernandez made his second start of the season, tossing 5.0 innings shutout innings…he allowed five hits and one walk while striking out three…the win is his first career win, and the first win by a Twins starter since Kevin Correia in the first game of the double header on April 23 vs. Miami.

·    Josh Willingham hit his fourth home run of the season with a two-run shot to left field in the sixth inning…it was his 25th career home run at Target Field, passing Jim Thome for the most all-time (since 2010)…it was his second home run of the series and his second two-run shot of the season…stole his first base of the season in the eighth inning, his first stolen base since September 1, 2012 at Kansas City.

·    Eduardo Escobar extended his current hit-streak to five games with a single in the third inning…over the streak is hitting .571 (8-for-14) with a triple and a walk…Escobar leads the Twins with his .483 average, .500 on-base percentage and .690 slugging this season.

·    Brian Dozier singled in the sixth inning, marking the ninth straight game he has reached base safely…has a hit in three straight games and collected his seventh RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly in the third inning…Dozier is hitting .345 (10-for-29) as the Twins leadoff hitter this season (7 games).

·    Aaron Hicks threw out Cruz attempting to stretch a single into a double in the second inning today for his third outfield assist of the season…it marks his second straight game with an outfield assist…he is the only AL rookie to have multiple outfield assists…additionally, the Twins as a team have now collected an outfield assist in four straight games and in five of their last seven games…Hicks doubled in the eighth inning for his first career extra-base hit, he now has driven in seven runs with seven hits on the season.