Rangers 8, Twins 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 10 1
Texas 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 X 8 13 0
WP: J. Powell (2-0) S: U. Urbina (25)
LP: K. Lohse (6-7)
 Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Minnesota
-C. Gomez singled to center, B. Kielty scored, J. Morneau to second
-L. Rivas hit sacrifice fly to left, J. Morneau scored
-L. Ford doubled to left, C. Gomez and A.J. Pierzynski scored
-D. Mientkiewicz reached on an infield single, L. Ford to third, L. Ford scored
Bot 2nd: Texas
-R. Palmeiro homered to right center
-M. Teixeira doubled to right, K. Mench scored
-T. Greene singled to center, M. Teixeira scored
-A. Rodriguez reached on an infield single, T. Greene and M. Young scored, H. Blalock to second
Bot 3rd: Texas
-J. Gonzalez homered to center
Bot 4th: Texas
-J. Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Young scored
Bot 5th: Texas
-M. Young singled to center, T. Greene scored
Top 9th: Minnesota
-C. Koskie hit sacrifice fly to left, L. Rivas scored
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
L. Ford lf 4 1 1 2 1 1 3 .314
D. Mientkiewicz 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .301
C. Koskie 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 .298
T. Hunter cf 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 .255
B. Kielty rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .257
J. Morneau dh 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .261
   M. LeCroy dh 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
C. Gomez ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .293
A.J. Pierzynski c 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .293
L. Rivas 2b 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 .274
 Totals 32 6 10 5 4 4 22  
 Batting
2B - L Ford (4, T Mounce); M LeCroy (9, R Mahay).
SF - C Koskie, L Rivas.
RBI - C Gomez (6), L Rivas (18), L Ford 2 (11), C Koskie (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Kielty 2, T Hunter 1, C Koskie 1, A Pierzynski 1.
GIDP - B Kielty.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - C Koskie (7, 2nd base off Ro Garcia/T Greene), L Rivas (8, 2nd base off U Urbina/T Greene).
 
 Fielding
E - C Gomez (3, ground ball).
DP - 1 (L Rivas-D Mientkiewicz).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Young 2b 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .319
H. Blalock 3b 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .330
A. Rodriguez ss 5 0 1 2 0 2 4 .292
R. Palmeiro 1b 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 .245
J. Gonzalez rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .290
M. Lamb dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .135
K. Mench cf 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .320
   D. Sadler lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235
M. Teixeira lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .245
   D. Glanville cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198
T. Greene c 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .227
 Totals 36 8 13 8 3 6 16  
 Batting
2B - K Mench 2 (12, K Lohse 2); M Teixeira (11, K Lohse); T Greene (7, J Rincon).
HR - R Palmeiro (21, 2nd inning off K Lohse 0 on, 0 Out), J Gonzalez (21, 3rd inning off K Lohse 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - J Gonzalez.
RBI - R Palmeiro (55), M Teixeira (40), T Greene (7), A Rodriguez 2 (56), J Gonzalez 2 (61), M Young (38).
2-out RBI - M Teixeira, T Greene, A Rodriguez 2, M Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Greene 1, R Palmeiro 1, A Rodriguez 1, M Lamb 1, M Teixeira 1.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - J Gonzalez (B Kielty at 3rd base).
DP - 3 (R Palmeiro-A Rodriguez, J Gonzalez-H Blalock, R Palmeiro-A Rodriguez-R Palmeiro).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Lohse (L, 6-7) 3.0 10 7 7 1 3 2 4.63
J. Rincon 2.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 3.40
G. Balfour 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.45
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Mounce 3.0 5 5 5 3 0 0 4.60
J. Powell (W, 2-0) 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 9.00
B. Shouse 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.26
R. Garcia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91
R. Mahay 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
U. Urbina (S, 25) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.30
WP - U Urbina.
IBB - R Palmeiro (by J Rincon).
HBP - C Koskie 2 (by T Mounce, B Shouse); A Pierzynski (by T Mounce); K Mench (by J Rincon).
Pitches-strikes - K Lohse 76-51; J Rincon 47-26; G Balfour 41-30; T Mounce 67-37; J Powell 27-16; B Shouse 18-13; Ro Garcia 6-3; R Mahay 14-10; U Urbina 31-17.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Lohse 2-4; J Rincon 0-3; G Balfour 4-3; T Mounce 2-5; J Powell 5-1; B Shouse 2-0; Ro Garcia 0-1; R Mahay 1-2; U Urbina 0-2.
Batters faced - K Lohse 20; J Rincon 10; G Balfour 11; T Mounce 17; J Powell 8; B Shouse 5; Ro Garcia 1; R Mahay 4; U Urbina 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mike Everitt. 1B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B--Larry Young. 3B--Jim Wolf.
Time: 3:12.
Attendance: 17,353.
Weather: 82 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 16 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
TEXAS CENTER FIELDER KEVIN MENCH LEFT THE GAME AFTER THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH INNING AFTER BEING HIT ON THE LEFT WRIST BY A JUAN RINCON PITCH.

Updated on Tuesday, Jul 8, 2003 11:29 pm ET

 
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 Minnesota
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 Texas
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