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American League Game Summary - Texas at Minnesota



(Thursday, April 25th)

Final Score: Texas 2, Minnesota 1

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Nick Tepesch tossed 6 2/3 strong innings to help the Texas Rangers take a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a four-game set on Thursday.

Tepesch (2-1) gave up just one run on five hits while Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus each drove in a run for the Rangers, who have won six of seven.

Josh Willingham's home run accounted for the only offense for the Twins, who have dropped their past two. Vance Worley (0-3) gave up two runs on six hits over five innings to take the loss.

Texas went on top in the second inning as Adrian Beltre doubled to lead off, moved to third on an A.J. Pierzynski groundout and easily scored on a Cruz single.

In the fifth, the Rangers made it a 2-0 game when Leonys Martin singled with out and later scored on an Andrus double.

Tepesch cruised through the first four innings, retiring all 12 batters he faced.

Justin Morneau got the Twins into the hit column with a leadoff single in the fourth, but he was stranded at second and the team wasted another leadoff base hit in the sixth, this time from Aaron Hicks.

Willingham smoked a pitch over the left field wall in the seventh to get the Twins on the board, but the team stranded two men on base in the inning.

In the eighth, the Twins had an opportunity to tie the game or even go ahead as they loaded the bases with one out, but Willingham grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to end the frame.

Joe Nathan worked around a two-out single in the ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.

Game Notes

Texas took eight of 10 from Minnesota last season ... Texas went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base, while Minnesota was 0-for-4 with RISP and left six ... Justin Grimm takes the mound for Texas on Friday and will be opposed by Scott Diamond for Minnesota.

04/25 23:36:12 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
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BOS 84
 
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
 
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ORL 88
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 66
IND 71
 
3rd
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NOP 74
 
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HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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ORST 52
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USF 65
 
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CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
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UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 52
NDST 52
 
2nd
WASU 68
SJST 43
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
1st OT
DET 1
COL 1
 
2nd Intermission
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 2
BUF 2
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
1st
ARI 0
SEA 0