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Twins go home on high note
Twins score early and often
The Twins scored five runs in the first four innings en route to a victory over the Rangers in the finale of a nine-game road trip. Justin Morneau connected on his 14th home run of the season. Boof Bonser allowed two runs in five frames as he notched his third win of the year.
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 Morneau's solo homer
Twins 5, Rangers 3
Minnesota's Boof Bonser struck out six while walking two on Wednesday afternoon. (LM Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers fall in finale
Right-hander Robinson Tejeda gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks over three-plus innings, and the Rangers went on to drop the rubber match to the Twins. Mark Teixeira knocked in two runs, while Frank Catalanotto delivered a pinch-hit RBI single, but Texas was unable to rally.
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 Teixeira's RBI double
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 23, 2007
MIN
Minnesota (22-24)
Won 2
Minnesota 5, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (18-29)
Lost 2
May 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Texas
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 13 1
Standings thru 5/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5131002.329
Tyner, DH4101005.253
Cuddyer, RF3000224.269
Morneau, 1B5111016.282
Hunter, CF4011110.315
Kubel, LF3010102.252
  Ford, LF1010000.214
Rodriguez, 3B4100105.194
Heintz, C5010002.250
Punto, SS1100302.230
Totals355848428 

BATTING
HR: Morneau (14, 3rd inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Castillo 3; Morneau 4; Hunter; Kubel; Ford; Heintz.
RBI: Hunter (40), Castillo (7), Morneau (33), Tyner (10).
2-out RBI: Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2; Cuddyer 2; Heintz; Rodriguez 2; Morneau.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (5, 2nd base off Francisco/Stewart), Kubel (2, 2nd base off Tejeda/Stewart).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5230001.267
Young, SS4010104.240
Teixeira, DH5032011.307
Diaz, RF5010014.265
Cruz, LF3010113.211
Kinsler, 2B4000124.240
Vazquez, 3B4120003.600
  b-Sosa, PH1000012.266
Kata, 1B4000042.220
Stewart, C3010011.250
  a-Catalanotto, PH1011000.164
  Laird, C0000000.233
Totals39313331125 

a-Singled for Stewart in the 8th. b-Struck out for Vazquez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lofton (6, Bonser), Teixeira (15, Bonser), Cruz (8, Nathan).
TB: Lofton 4; Young; Teixeira 4; Diaz; Cruz 2; Vazquez 2; Stewart; Catalanotto.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (29), Catalanotto (10).
2-out RBI: Catalanotto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz 2; Vazquez 2; Young; Sosa.
GIDP: Diaz.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (15, 2nd base off Bonser/Heintz).

FIELDING
E: Stewart (2, pickoff).
PB: Stewart (2).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (W, 3-1)5.06222603.88
Guerrier (H, 3)2.02000201.93
Rincon (H, 6)0.23110203.18
Neshek (H, 3)0.10000001.27
Nathan (S, 9)1.02001102.21
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (L, 4-4)3.07553315.18
Wilson 2.00004002.35
Eyre 2.00000003.86
Francisco 1.00001101.76
Benoit 1.01000003.57

Tejeda pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

WP: Rincon, Wilson 2.
IBB: Hunter (by Wilson).
HBP: Cruz (by Bonser), Tyner (by Francisco).
Pitches-strikes: Bonser 101-63, Guerrier 29-18, Rincon 24-16, Neshek 4-2, Nathan 20-11, Tejeda 86-52, Wilson 40-20, Eyre 16-10, Francisco 22-12, Benoit 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonser 2-7, Guerrier 2-2, Rincon 0-0, Neshek 0-1, Nathan 2-0, Tejeda 2-4, Wilson 5-1, Eyre 5-1, Francisco 0-2, Benoit 2-1.
Batters faced: Bonser 24, Guerrier 8, Rincon 5, Neshek 1, Nathan 5, Tejeda 19, Wilson 10, Eyre 6, Francisco 5, Benoit 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Neshek 2-0, Wilson 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 24,370.

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