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Twins sweep away Rangers
Twins 4, Rangers 2
Justin Morneau hits an RBI single in the first inning Wednesday. (A.J. Olmscheid/AP)
 Cuddyer's solo shot
 Kubel's laser to right
Despite scoring just one run out of two bases-loaded, no-out situations, the Twins swept the Rangers to end Matt Garza's career winless streak at the Metrodome. Michael Cuddyer went deep in a 2-for-4 night, and Jason Kubel hit a laser shot to right.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (70-82)
Lost 3
Minnesota 4, Texas 2   MIN
Minnesota (75-77)
Won 3
September 19, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 7 0
Minnesota
1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 X   4 7 1
Standings thru 9/19/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Twins Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B3111001.268
  c-Byrd, PH-CF1010000.305
Kinsler, 2B4010002.264
Young, DH4000003.313
Botts, LF4110010.243
Wilkerson, RF-1B4000041.233
Murphy, CF-RF4020010.373
Saltalamacchia, C2000011.261
  a-Sosa, PH1000011.253
  Quiroz, C0000000.500
Metcalf, 3B3000012.241
Vazquez, SS2010000.238
  b-Hairston, PH-SS1000000.189
Totals332710911 

a-Struck out for Saltalamacchia in the 7th. b-Popped out for Vazquez in the 8th. c-Doubled for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy (10, Garza), Byrd (16, Rincon).
HR: Catalanotto (11, 1st inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 4; Byrd 2; Kinsler; Botts; Murphy 3; Vazquez.
RBI: Catalanotto (44).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Metcalf 2; Young.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 4.

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS4101106.268
Kubel, DH4111003.269
Mauer, C4000013.287
Hunter, CF1000300.291
Morneau, 1B3011101.274
Cuddyer, RF4121013.275
Jones, LF2110100.169
  Tyner, LF1000000.289
Buscher, 3B2000113.263
  Rodriguez, 3B1000010.218
Punto, 2B4020003.211
Totals304747422 

BATTING
HR: Cuddyer (15, 3rd inning off Padilla, 0 on, 2 out), Kubel (12, 7th inning off Galarraga, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kubel 4; Morneau; Cuddyer 5; Jones; Punto 2.
RBI: Morneau (108), Bartlett (43), Cuddyer (75), Kubel (61).
2-out RBI: Morneau; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Mauer 2; Bartlett 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (22, 2nd base off Padilla/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Hunter (8, 2nd base by Padilla/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Jones (1, fielding).
DP: (Punto-Bartlett-Morneau).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 6-10)5.03335215.76
Galarraga 3.04112212.25
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (W, 4-6)6.16210513.72
Perkins (H, 2)1.00000203.46
Rincon (H, 13)0.21000005.40
Nathan (S, 34)1.00000202.00

Pitches-strikes: Padilla 97-54, Galarraga 50-30, Garza 109-69, Perkins 12-9, Rincon 15-9, Nathan 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 2-10, Galarraga 4-3, Garza 6-8, Perkins 0-1, Rincon 1-1, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 22, Galarraga 15, Garza 24, Perkins 3, Rincon 3, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perkins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:57.
Att: 17,842.

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