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Rangers put a dent in Silva
Twins battered in Texas
Carlos Silva gave up seven earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, and reliever Julio DePaula allowed seven earned runs in just one inning to drop the opener in Arlington. Torii Hunter and Justin Morneau each drove in a run with RBI singles.
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Rangers 14, Twins 4
Gerald Laird celebrates after hitting his first career grand slam in the fifth inning. (LM Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Laird's slam caps off rout
Gerald Laird had a five-RBI night, including a grand slam in the Rangers' eight-run fifth. Sammy Sosa doubled twice and drove in three runs, and Frank Catalanotto and Nelson Cruz each homered. Vicente Padilla held the Twins to two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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 Laird's grand slam
 Sosa's RBI double
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 21, 2007
MIN
Minnesota (20-24)
Lost 2
Texas 14, Minnesota 4   TEX
Texas (18-27)
Won 2
May 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   4 5 1
Texas
1 1 1 1 8 2 0 0 X   14 15 2
Standings thru 5/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4110002.321
Punto, SS3001110.236
Cuddyer, RF4110012.271
Morneau, 1B4011012.274
Hunter, CF3011001.319
  Tyner, LF1000000.266
Redmond, C3010002.308
  Heintz, C1000000.286
Kubel, DH3000111.250
Ford, LF-CF4100011.185
Rodriguez, 3B3100001.204
Totals334532512 

BATTING
TB: Castillo; Cuddyer; Morneau; Hunter; Redmond.
RBI: Hunter (37), Morneau (27), Punto (8).
2-out RBI: Hunter; Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redmond.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Punto (2, throw).
DP: (Castillo-Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3320100.255
  a-Diaz, PH-RF1000012.300
Young, SS5020001.232
Teixeira, 1B3221101.306
  Kata, 1B1000000.250
Sosa, RF4123000.265
  Mahar, CF1000000.200
Cruz, LF5221002.215
Catalanotto, DH3311111.150
Kinsler, 2B4110111.240
Laird, C3125100.240
Vazquez, 3B3111011.636
Totals36141512549 

a-Struck out for Lofton in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Sosa 2 (10, Silva, Silva), Lofton (5, Silva), Cruz (7, Silva), Laird (5, Silva).
HR: Catalanotto (3, 2nd inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out), Laird (2, 5th inning off DePaula, 3 on, 2 out), Cruz (3, 6th inning off DePaula, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 3; Young 2; Teixeira 2; Sosa 4; Cruz 6; Catalanotto 4; Kinsler; Laird 6; Vazquez.
RBI: Sosa 3 (35), Catalanotto (9), Laird 5 (14), Teixeira (27), Cruz (12), Vazquez (7).
2-out RBI: Sosa; Laird 5; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Vazquez; Diaz.
SF: Vazquez.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Diaz (1, fielding), Laird (4, throw).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (L, 2-5)4.19771214.47
DePaula 1.067630227.00
Perkins 2.10001203.80
Rincon 0.10000002.76
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 2-6)5.25222405.52
Eyre 1.10200004.32
Francisco 1.00000001.88
Otsuka 1.00000101.08

WP: Padilla, Eyre.
IBB: Teixeira (by Silva).
HBP: Catalanotto (by DePaula), Rodriguez (by Eyre).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 88-55, DePaula 47-21, Perkins 34-23, Rincon 4-3, Padilla 99-64, Eyre 19-11, Francisco 8-6, Otsuka 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 8-3, DePaula 2-0, Perkins 1-4, Rincon 0-1, Padilla 7-6, Eyre 1-3, Francisco 3-0, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: Silva 22, DePaula 12, Perkins 8, Rincon 1, Padilla 24, Eyre 6, Francisco 3, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: DePaula 1-1, Perkins 2-1, Eyre 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 75 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:59 (:28 delay).
Att: 24,814.

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