8:05 PM ET, August 23, 2010
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Rich Harden, Rangers bullpen lose no-hit bid in 9th but pick up win
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The only column on the linescore that Rangers manager Ron Washington was worried about Monday was the run portion. So Washington did the only thing he could with two outs in the seventh: He pulled Rich Harden, writes ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. Story
• The Rangers' no-hit bid was the fifth to be broken up in the ninth inning this year -- the most since the 1995 season.
• This was Texas' first one-hitter since 2002.
• The Rangers have one-hit the Twins six times, the last one having come in 1988.
• Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn fell to 1-7 in his last 11 starts and is 2-7 on the road this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Rangers also activated C Matt Treanor, who was in the lineup after being out since July 23 with a strained right knee ligament. To open roster spots, C Taylor Teagarden was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and RHP Scott Feldman went on the 15-day DL for the first time in his career with a bone bruise in his right knee. ... The Twins modified their pregame workout to spend as little time as possible in the triple-digit afternoon heat. Manager Ron Gardenhire had his starting position players take batting practice with the first group and relief pitchers shagged fly balls early in the session before they retreated to the air-conditioned clubhouse.
Regular Season Series
|Minnesota leads 7-3 (as of Mon 8/23)|
|Fri 5/28||@MIN 2, TEX 1||Recap|
|Sat 5/29||@MIN 8, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/30||@MIN 6, TEX 3||Recap|
|» Mon 8/23||@TEX 4, MIN 0||Box Score|
|Tue 8/24||@TEX 4, MIN 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/25||@TEX 4, MIN 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/26||MIN 6, @TEX 4||Recap|
|Fri 9/3||@MIN 4, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sat 9/4||@MIN 12, TEX 4||Recap|
|Sun 9/5||@MIN 6, TEX 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Twins | Rangers|
|1st||D Murphy tripled to deep center, J Hamilton and V Guerrero scored.||0||2|
|5th||M Young grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, J Borbon scored, E Andrus out at second, M Young to second on throwing error by shortstop J Hardy.||0||3|
|8th||J Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to center, E Andrus scored.||0||4|
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|Stadium||Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, TX|
|Attendance||22,757 (47.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||101 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Derryl Cousins|