Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Texas Rangers 4, Minnesota Twins 3
Texas wins its fourth straight game, maintains insane lead in the division.
ARLINGTON The Texas Rangers won another close one Wednesday night, defeating the Minnesota Twins 4-3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The win was their fourth straight and improved Texas to 72-54, still eight and a half games ahead of the Oakland A's for first place in the AL West.
Rangers starter C.J. Wilson continues to impress in the starter's role, allowing just three runs on seven hits over six innings. Wilson, who walked just two while striking out six, improved to 13-5 with a 3.02 ERA on the season. Matt Harrison got the final two outs for his second save of the year.
With the score tied at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Vlad Guerrero -- who had been in a power slump over the last month -- belted a solo home run to deep center field for his second game-winning home run in less than a week. Guerrero also had an RBI single in the bottom of the third.
Fellow slugger and no-brainer MVP candidate Josh Hamilton also chipped in a home run, his 30th of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning.
Posted by Todd M.