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Twins shut out at Dome
Rangers 5, Twins 0
Joe Mauer tags out Frank Catalanotto at home plate in the first. (Tom Olmscheid/AP)
Boof Bonser exited after giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings, fanning two and walking three. Jason Kubel went 2-for-4 in his first appearance since injuring his oblique on Aug. 11.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (54-68)
Won 1
Texas 5, Minnesota 0   MIN
Minnesota (61-61)
Lost 1
August 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 0
Standings thru 8/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4120000.261
  a-Sosa, PH0000100.243
  1-Murphy, PR-LF0000000.462
Kinsler, 2B4000114.251
Young, SS3220101.305
Byrd, CF4124001.318
Botts, DH3000120.204
Laird, C4000012.231
Cruz, RF3010100.215
Saltalamacchia, 1B4111012.257
  Wilkerson, 1B0000000.229
Vazquez, 3B4000011.233
Totals335855611 

a-Walked for Catalanotto in the 9th.
1-Ran for Sosa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto (16, Bonser), Young (33, Bonser).
HR: Byrd (5, 4th inning off Bonser, 1 on, 0 out), Saltalamacchia (6, 5th inning off Bonser, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 3; Young 3; Byrd 5; Cruz; Saltalamacchia 4.
RBI: Byrd 4 (47), Saltalamacchia (17).
2-out RBI: Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Kinsler.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cruz (Morneau at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Young-Kinsler-Saltalamacchia, Kinsler-Young-Saltalamacchia, Vazquez-Kinsler-Saltalamacchia).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF4010103.279
Punto, SS3000012.203
  a-Jones, PH1000001.154
  Rodriguez, 3B0000000.194
Mauer, C3000102.299
Hunter, CF3010112.298
Morneau, 1B4020002.284
Cuddyer, RF3000102.275
Kubel, DH4020000.252
Watkins, 3B-SS3010113.357
Casilla, 2B3010101.252
Totals310806318 

a-Grounded into a double play for Punto in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Tyner; Hunter; Morneau 2; Kubel 2; Watkins; Casilla.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Tyner 2; Hunter 2.
GIDP: Watkins; Jones; Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Casilla (8, 2nd base off Loe/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Catalanotto at home).
DP: (Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (W, 6-9)5.03005205.56
Wood 2.03000104.06
Francisco 1.01001004.59
Benoit 1.01000002.63
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (L, 5-10)4.27553224.93
Rincon 3.10001205.82
Cali 1.01001207.00

WP: Benoit, Cali.
Pitches-strikes: Loe 80-44, Wood 23-16, Francisco 20-12, Benoit 20-11, Bonser 72-41, Rincon 37-19, Cali 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 10-3, Wood 3-1, Francisco 3-0, Benoit 2-1, Bonser 3-8, Rincon 6-2, Cali 1-0.
Batters faced: Loe 22, Wood 7, Francisco 4, Benoit 4, Bonser 23, Rincon 10, Cali 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rincon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Adam Dowdy. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:36.
Att: 41,037.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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