Josh Hamilton hit his 29th home run, Michael Young made up for two errors with the tiebreaking RBI single and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Young’s two-out single in the seventh inning off Carl Pavano (15-9) snapped a 3-all tie and put the AL West leaders ahead to stay and ruined the right-hander’s sixth complete game of the season.
Darren Oliver (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings after relieving hardluck starter Colby Lewis. Hard-throwing rookie Neftali Feliz worked the ninth for his 32nd save in 35 chances.
Andres Blanco had two doubles for Texas, driving in a run with the first and scoring the go-ahead run after the second.