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Rangers strike early, often
Twins lose Silva, game
Carlos Silva caught his spikes on the mound in the first inning before leaving with a strained right knee in the second, and Minnesota couldn't rally from an early deficit against Texas. Three solo home runs couldn't keep the Twins from their third straight loss. Silva will have an MRI on Monday.
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Rangers 9, Twins 4
Michael Young hits a two-run homer in the first inning off Carlos Silva on Friday. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Young's homer starts it all
Michael Young hit a two-run homer, and the Rangers scored eight runs in the first three innings to cruise to their second straight win. Right-hander John Wasdin used the run support to earn his second win of the season.
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 Matthews' homer
 Young goes deep
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 07, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (46-38)
Lost 3
Texas 9, Minnesota 4   TEX
Texas (44-42)
Won 2
July 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0   4 9 0
Texas
2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 X   9 14 0
Standings thru 7/7/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5020011.274
Punto, 3B5020003.287
Mauer, C4111102.388
Cuddyer, RF5100014.265
Morneau, 1B3122100.301
Hunter, CF3000114.261
Stewart, DH4000001.294
Kubel, LF4111000.293
Bartlett, SS3010000.324
Totals364943315 

BATTING
2B: Morneau (17, Wasdin).
HR: Mauer (7, 5th inning off Wasdin, 0 on, 0 out), Kubel (7, 6th inning off Wasdin, 0 on, 0 out), Morneau (23, 7th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo 2; Punto 2; Mauer 4; Morneau 6; Kubel 4; Bartlett.
RBI: Morneau 2 (73), Mauer (44), Kubel (24).
2-out RBI: Morneau 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter 3; Punto.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5222003.332
DeRosa, RF4000113.330
Young, SS4322111.318
Teixeira, 1B5122002.275
Blalock, 3B4033001.287
Kinsler, 2B4020012.331
Mench, LF4010004.272
Wilkerson, DH4110011.238
Barajas, C3210011.267
Totals3791492518 

BATTING
2B: Matthews (30, Silva), Kinsler (12, Silva), Teixeira (30, Eyre), Young (31, Lohse).
HR: Young (7, 1st inning off Silva, 1 on, 1 out), Matthews (9, 3rd inning off Eyre, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews 6; Young 6; Teixeira 3; Blalock 3; Kinsler 3; Mench; Wilkerson; Barajas.
RBI: Young 2 (57), Teixeira 2 (47), Blalock 3 (59), Matthews 2 (45).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 2; Blalock 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench 3.
Team LOB: 7.

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (L, 4-9)1.26551017.00
Eyre 0.24330016.60
Lohse 3.23111407.48
Neshek 2.01000100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wasdin (W, 2-1)5.07333024.26
Corey 1.00000101.42
Mahay 1.01110113.60
Bauer 1.00000003.29
Otsuka 1.01000102.19

Wasdin pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Barajas (by Eyre), Bartlett (by Wasdin).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 36-21, Eyre 30-16, Lohse 64-45, Neshek 27-20, Wasdin 87-51, Corey 15-11, Mahay 18-12, Bauer 13-11, Otsuka 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 3-2, Eyre 2-0, Lohse 2-5, Neshek 1-4, Wasdin 9-6, Corey 1-1, Mahay 2-0, Bauer 2-1, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: Silva 12, Eyre 7, Lohse 14, Neshek 7, Wasdin 26, Corey 3, Mahay 4, Bauer 3, Otsuka 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 30,209.

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