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Box > Minnesota 7, Texas 4
Santana, sluggers join forces
Minnesota's offense continued to scorch the ball in its win over the Rangers. Johan Santana allowed just one run in eight innings.
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Johan Santana pitched the Twins to another victory on Monday night. (LM Otero/AP)
Hank Blalock's three-run tater in the bottom of the ninth brought the Rangers within striking distance, but it came too late. Kenny Rogers allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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Minnesota (70-54)
Won 4
Minnesota 7, Texas 4  
Texas (69-54)
Lost 2
August 23, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1   7 11 0
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3   4 7 1
Standings through 8/23/04  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Rangers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4111102.319
Jones, RF3100211.264
Hunter, CF5112003.269
LeCroy, 1B5010012.251
Ford, DH5021010.306
Koskie, 3B5110013.250
Guzman, SS3110100.276
Blanco, C4122001.203
Rivas, 2B4121002.246
Totals3871174414 

BATTING
2B: LeCroy (9, Rogers), Rivas (16, Rogers), Blanco (13, Rogers), Guzman (22, Rogers), Hunter (31, Rogers).
HR: Stewart (8, 1st inning off Rogers, 0 on, 0 out), Blanco (8, 2nd inning off Rogers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Stewart 4; Hunter 2; LeCroy 2; Ford 2; Koskie; Guzman 2; Blanco 6; Rivas 3.
RBI: Stewart (39), Blanco 2 (28), Rivas (27), Hunter 2 (60), Ford (59).
2-out RBI: Blanco, Hunter 2, Ford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Koskie, Hunter, Rivas 2, LeCroy.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jones (9, 2nd base by Rogers/Barajas).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, DH4000011.306
Young, M, SS4000021.314
Soriano, 2B3000110.279
Teixeira, 1B4010001.267
Mench, LF4110031.268
Jordan, RF4110020.189
Blalock, 3B4113010.274
Matthews, CF4121010.265
Barajas, C3010021.239
Totals344741135 

BATTING
HR: Matthews (11, 3rd inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out), Blalock (27, 9th inning off Balfour, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Teixeira; Mench; Jordan; Blalock 4; Matthews 5; Barajas.
RBI: Matthews (34), Blalock 3 (86).
2-out RBI: Blalock 3.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Soriano (19, fielding).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 14-6)8.041111113.13
Balfour 1.03330213.90
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (L, 15-6)5.210664324.72
Brocail 3.01100106.35
Shouse 0.10000002.73

WP: Brocail.
Pitches-strikes: Santana 109-71, Balfour 28-20, Rogers 104-62, Brocail 46-31, Shouse 5-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 8-5, Balfour 0-1, Rogers 10-3, Brocail 3-5, Shouse 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana 29, Balfour 6, Rogers 30, Brocail 11, Shouse 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Brocail 1-0, Shouse 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 23,369.

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