The finale of the 4 game series against the Minnesota Twins got underway after a 1 hour and 26 minute rain delay. Rangers’ starter, Scott Feldman, wasn’t helped much by the defense which put up 2 errors in the 3rd, allowing the Twins to go up 3-2. Feldman would pitch 5 2/3 innings, gave up 10 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), walked 1 and struck out 4.
Heading into the bottom of the 6th and the Rangers down 6-2, Josh Hamilton did his best to get a comeback going by swatting a home run that would make things 6-4. A Nelson Cruz BOOMSTICK would get the Rangers a run closer. Unfortunately, the Rangers couldn’t mount another comeback, failing to complete the sweep of the Twins.
FINAL: Rangers 5, Twins 6
- Craig Gentry and Ian Kinsler collided on a play that ended the top of the 5th. Gentry was down for a bit, but remained in the game. Good thing too, as he saved a potential 2-run home run with a crazy awesome catch in the 9th. Kitten Face has some ups!
- Josh’s home run in the 6th was his 35th of the year which leads the AL. He had 4 RBI for the day. His 111 RBI for the year tops all of baseball.
- Today is Elvis Andrus’ birthday, who didn’t start, but did pinch hit in the 7th and took over at short stop for the remainder of the game.
- The Rangers now have 3 players with 20 or more home runs. They are Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz.
- Koji Uehara made his first relief appearance for the Rangers since June 9. Uehara gave up 1 hit in 1 inning of work.