Twins Drop Second Straight To Texas
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.