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Bartlett wins it for Twins
Twins 5, Rangers 4
Joe Mauer connects on a solo home run in the sixth inning on Monday night. (Andy King/AP)
 Bartlett's game winner
 Cuddyer's home run
 Mauer's solo homer
Jason Bartlett helped the Twins win the opening game of the series as he reached first on an error to score Lew Ford in the ninth inning as Minnesota defeated Texas. Michael Cuddyer tied it with a solo homer earlier in the final inning. Kevin Slowey tossed six strong innings but got a no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (70-80)
Lost 1
Minnesota 5, Texas 4   MIN
Minnesota (73-77)
Won 1
September 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1   4 7 2
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2   5 8 2
Standings thru 9/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, DH5000012.268
Murphy, CF5000022.364
Young, SS4011020.312
Byrd, RF-LF4010022.305
Botts, LF3000111.234
  1-Cruz, PR-RF0000000.217
Wilkerson, 1B3110110.237
Quiroz, C4121022.500
Vazquez, 2B3000001.236
  a-Kinsler, PH-2B1000010.267
Metcalf, 3B4221001.246
Totals3647321211 

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

BATTING
2B: Metcalf (12, Slowey).
HR: Metcalf (3, 9th inning off Nathan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young; Byrd; Wilkerson; Quiroz 2; Metcalf 6.
RBI: Young (84), Quiroz (2), Metcalf (16).
2-out RBI: Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Quiroz.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wilkerson (4, 2nd base off Rincon/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Quiroz (1, throw), Kinsler (15, fielding).
Outfield assists: Byrd (Ford at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Young-Wilkerson, Byrd-Wilkerson).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS5120000.272
Kubel, DH3010002.264
  b-Rodriguez, PH-DH0000000.225
Mauer, C4111012.290
Hunter, CF3111010.290
Morneau, 1B4000022.275
Cuddyer, RF3121100.273
Jones, LF2000002.158
  a-Ford, PH-LF0100200.232
Buscher, 3B3000032.273
Punto, 2B4010022.205
Totals315833912 

a-Walked for Jones in the 7th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Mauer (6, 6th inning off Volquez, 0 on, 0 out), Cuddyer (14, 9th inning off Benoit, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Kubel; Mauer 4; Hunter; Cuddyer 5; Punto.
RBI: Mauer (55), Hunter (102), Cuddyer (74).
2-out RBI: Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buscher; Morneau.
S: Rodriguez; Buscher.
GIDP: Kubel.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hunter 2 (17, 2nd base off Wilson/Quiroz, 3rd base off Volquez/Quiroz), Cuddyer (4, 2nd base off Volquez/Quiroz).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (26, fielding), Rincon (1, throw).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez 6.05211613.52
White (H, 2)1.00001105.06
Wilson (BS, 2)1.02110103.14
Benoit (BS, 5)(L, 7-4)0.21211112.65
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Slowey 6.04110705.00
Rincon (BS, 2)1.02210005.46
Guerrier 1.00002302.26
Nathan (W, 4-2)1.01110212.07

HBP: Hunter (by Volquez).
Pitches-strikes: Volquez 105-59, White 15-8, Wilson 15-10, Benoit 22-14, Slowey 105-74, Rincon 22-15, Guerrier 26-13, Nathan 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Volquez 5-7, White 0-2, Wilson 2-0, Benoit 1-0, Slowey 2-9, Rincon 2-1, Guerrier 0-0, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Volquez 24, White 3, Wilson 5, Benoit 5, Slowey 23, Rincon 6, Guerrier 5, Nathan 4.
EjectionsMinnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire ejected by 1B umpire Jeff Nelson. (8th).
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:12.
Att: 14,197.

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