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Twins escape trouble in win
Twins 4, Rangers 2
Nick Punto is chased down by Kevin Millwood before being tagged out. (Andy King/AP)
 Twins get out of jam
The Twins turned a spectacular double play to get out of a jam in the sixth inning, helping Carlos Silva leave with a lead and earn his 12th win. Torii Hunter drove in two runs and the bullpen threw three scoreless innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (70-81)
Lost 2
Minnesota 4, Texas 2   MIN
Minnesota (74-77)
Won 2
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 11 3
Minnesota
0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 X   4 10 1
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B5010012.267
Kinsler, 2B4001001.264
Young, SS4030100.315
Byrd, CF5110016.304
Blalock, DH4010104.297
Botts, LF4020022.242
  1-Guzman, PR-LF00000001.000
  a-Wilkerson, PH1000012.236
Murphy, RF2010201.367
Saltalamacchia, C4011024.263
Metcalf, 3B4110016.246
Totals3721124828 

a-Struck out for Guzman in the 9th.
1-Ran for Botts in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto (20, Silva), Blalock (15, Silva).
TB: Catalanotto 2; Young 3; Byrd; Blalock 2; Botts 2; Murphy; Saltalamacchia; Metcalf.
RBI: Kinsler (58), Saltalamacchia (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2; Catalanotto 2; Wilkerson.
GIDP: Metcalf.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Young 3 (19, throw, throw, fielding).
Outfield assists: Murphy (Punto at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young-Catalanotto 2).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS4100001.270
Kubel, DH4330000.269
Mauer, C3011102.290
Hunter, CF4022002.291
Morneau, 1B3000103.273
Cuddyer, RF4010001.273
White, LF3010001.155
  Tyner, LF1000000.290
Rodriguez, 3B4000004.219
Punto, 2B3020000.209
Totals3341032014 

BATTING
2B: Kubel 2 (30, Millwood, Millwood), Mauer (27, Millwood), Punto (17, Millwood), Hunter (43, Millwood).
TB: Kubel 5; Mauer 2; Hunter 3; Cuddyer; White; Punto 3.
RBI: Hunter 2 (104), Mauer (56).
2-out RBI: Hunter 2; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 3; Hunter.
GIDP: Rodriguez 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Punto (12, throw).
DP: (Bartlett-Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 9-13)6.210422005.39
White 0.10000004.76
Littleton 1.00000003.48
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 12-14)6.07223504.40
DePaula (H, 1)0.21000009.00
Perkins (H, 1)0.10000003.60
Guerrier (H, 13)1.02000102.23
Nathan (S, 33)1.01001202.04

WP: Millwood.
IBB: Mauer (by Millwood).
HBP: Kinsler (by DePaula).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 110-67, White 4-3, Littleton 11-8, Silva 103-65, DePaula 10-7, Perkins 1-1, Guerrier 18-11, Nathan 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 14-5, White 0-1, Littleton 3-0, Silva 5-8, DePaula 2-0, Perkins 0-1, Guerrier 1-1, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 31, White 1, Littleton 3, Silva 27, DePaula 4, Perkins 1, Guerrier 5, Nathan 5.
Inherited runners-scored: White 2-0, Perkins 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:47.
Att: 18,226.

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