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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 17, 2007
Punto propels Twins in extras
Rangers fall in 10th
Jamey Wright gave up a single and a wild pitch in the 10th to drop the opener to the Twins. Kason Gabbard held the Twins to just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo shot in the third.
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Twins 2, Rangers 1
Nick Punto (right) is mobbed after scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
Series at a glance:
Twins outduel Rangers
After striking out with the bases loaded earlier in the game, Nick Punto singled, moved to third and scored the winning run in extra innings to beat the Rangers. Carlos Silva gave up one earned run in seven innings.
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TEX
Texas (53-68)
Lost 2
Minnesota 2, Texas 1   MIN
Minnesota (61-60)
Won 3
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4030010.257
Kinsler, 2B5000015.254
Young, SS4010103.303
Byrd, CF5000014.315
Botts, DH2000110.216
Cruz, RF3000011.213
Wilkerson, 1B4010011.229
Saltalamacchia, C4111023.258
Vazquez, 3B3010000.237
Totals341712817 

BATTING
HR: Saltalamacchia (5, 3rd inning off Silva, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Catalanotto 3; Young; Wilkerson; Saltalamacchia 4; Vazquez.
RBI: Saltalamacchia (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Saltalamacchia 2; Byrd 2.
S: Catalanotto; Cruz.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Byrd (2, fielding).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Casilla, 2B4000103.250
Punto, SS5110024.204
Mauer, C4000000.301
Hunter, CF4020010.298
Morneau, 1B3110101.282
Cuddyer, RF4010002.277
White, LF4001002.153
Redmond, DH2010100.289
  1-Tyner, PR-DH0000000.279
Watkins, 3B3020112.364
Totals332814414 


1-Ran for Redmond in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (21, Gabbard).
TB: Punto; Hunter 2; Morneau; Cuddyer 2; Redmond; Watkins 2.
RBI: White (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Watkins; White; Punto 3.
GIDP: Casilla.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Watkins (1, 2nd base off Gabbard/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Hunter (7, 2nd base by Gabbard/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Casilla-Punto-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 6.25113303.56
Wright (L, 3-5)2.13101104.11
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva 7.05111614.17
Reyes 0.10000004.18
Neshek 0.20001002.17
Nathan 1.00000101.83
Guerrier (W, 2-4)1.02000101.75

Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.

WP: Gabbard, Wright, Nathan.
IBB: Young (by Neshek).
HBP: Redmond (by Gabbard), Vazquez (by Reyes), Botts (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 102-58, Wright 43-22, Silva 94-65, Reyes 8-4, Neshek 14-6, Nathan 13-8, Guerrier 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 12-4, Wright 4-2, Silva 5-10, Reyes 1-0, Neshek 0-2, Nathan 2-0, Guerrier 0-2.
Batters faced: Gabbard 28, Wright 10, Silva 26, Reyes 2, Neshek 3, Nathan 4, Guerrier 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 3-0, Neshek 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:44.
Att: 30,924.

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