Minnesota 5, Texas 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(70-80)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 7 2
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 8 2
WP: J. Nathan (4-2)
LP: J. Benoit (7-4)
(73-77)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Minnesota
- T. Hunter stole thirdM. Cuddyer to second, T. Hunter scored, M. Cuddyer to third on G. Quiroz's throwing error
Top 3rd: Texas
- M. Young singled to left, T. Metcalf scored
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- J. Mauer homered to deep left center
Top 7th: Texas
- G. Quiroz singled to right, B. Wilkerson scored, G. Quiroz to second advancing on throw
- R. Vazquez reached on fielder's choice, G. Quiroz scored, R. Vazquez to second on pitcher J. Rincon's throwing error
Bot 8th: Minnesota
- T. Hunter singled to left, J. Bartlett scored
Top 9th: Texas
- T. Metcalf homered to deep left center
Bot 9th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left
- J. Bartlett safe at first on second baseman I. Kinsler's fielding error, L. Ford scored
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Catalanotto dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268
D. Murphy cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .364
M. Young ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .312
M. Byrd rf-lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .305
J. Botts lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .234
    N. Cruz pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
B. Wilkerson 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .237
G. Quiroz c 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .500
R. Vazquez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236
    I. Kinsler ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
T. Metcalf 3b 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .246
 Totals 36 4 7 3 2 12 11  
 Batting
2B - T Metcalf (12, K Slowey).
HR - T Metcalf (3, 9th inning off J Nathan 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Young (84), G Quiroz (2), T Metcalf (16).
2-out RBI - M Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Quiroz 1, D Murphy 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - B Wilkerson (4, 2nd base off J Rincon/J Mauer).
 
 Fielding
E - G Quiroz (1, throw); I Kinsler (15, pop up).
Outfield assists - M Byrd (L Ford at 1st base).
DP - 2 (R Vazquez-M Young-B Wilkerson, M Byrd-B Wilkerson).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Bartlett ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .272
J. Kubel dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .264
    L. Rodriguez ph-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
J. Mauer c 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .290
T. Hunter cf 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .290
J. Morneau 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .275
M. Cuddyer rf 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .273
G. Jones lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .158
    L. Ford ph-lf 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .232
B. Buscher 3b 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .273
N. Punto 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .205
 Totals 31 5 8 3 3 9 12  
 Batting
HR - J Mauer (6, 6th inning off E Volquez 0 on, 0 Out), M Cuddyer (14, 9th inning off J Benoit 0 on, 0 Out).
S - L Rodriguez , B Buscher.
RBI - J Mauer (55), T Hunter (102), M Cuddyer (74).
2-out RBI - T Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Morneau 1, B Buscher 1.
GIDP - J Kubel.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - T Hunter 2 (17, 2nd base off C Wilson/G Quiroz, 3rd base off E Volquez/G Quiroz), M Cuddyer (4, 2nd base off E Volquez/G Quiroz).
 
 Fielding
E - J Bartlett (26, ground ball); J Rincon (1, throw).
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
E. Volquez 6.0 5 2 1 1 6 1 3.52
B. White (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.06
C.J. Wilson (BS, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.14
J. Benoit (L, 7-4; BS, 5) 0.2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.65
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Slowey 6.0 4 1 1 0 7 0 5.00
J. Rincon (BS, 2) 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 5.46
M. Guerrier 1.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2.26
J. Nathan (W, 4-2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.07
HBP - T Hunter (by E Volquez).
Pitches-strikes - E Volquez 105-59; B White 15-8; C Wilson 15-10; J Benoit 22-14; K Slowey 105-74; J Rincon 22-15; M Guerrier 26-13; J Nathan 19-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - E Volquez 5-7; B White 0-1; C Wilson 2-0; J Benoit 1-0; K Slowey 2-9; J Rincon 3-1; M Guerrier 0-0; J Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced - E Volquez 24; B White 3; C Wilson 5; J Benoit 5; K Slowey 23; J Rincon 6; M Guerrier 5; J Nathan 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--John Hirschbeck. 1B--Jeff Nelson. 2B--Mike Dimuro. 3B--Bill Welke.
Ejections: MINNESOTA's Gardenhire by Nelson (8th).
Time: 3:12.
Attendance: 14,197.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
MINNESOTA MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE WAS EJECTED BY FIRST BASE UMPIRE JEFF NELSON IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING FOR ARGUING A CALL AT FIRST BASE.

Updated on Monday, Sep 17, 2007 11:45 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Texas
T. Metcalf T. Metcalf
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Minnesota
M. Cuddyer M. Cuddyer
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI