facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Minnesota 2, Texas 1

May 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 29 (UPI) -- A double-play grounder off the bat of Joe Mauer accounted for the winning run Friday and Minnesota held on to edge Texas 2-1.

Kevin Slowey worked 6 2/3 solid innings in what was Minnesota's second straight victory. The Twins boosted their lead in the American League Central to 2 1/2 games over Detroit.

Slowey (6-3) allowed a run on six hits with five strikeouts. Jon Rauch gave up a two-out single to David Murphy in the ninth, but struck out Justin Smoak to end the game and earn his 11th save.

Mauer singled in Minnesota's first run in the third and Vladimir Guerrero tied it in the fourth with an RBI base hit.

The Twins then loaded the bases with nobody out in the fifth against Colby Lewis (4-3) and Texas conceded a run in order to turn a double play on Mauer's grounder to second.

Texas put its first two batters on base in the seventh without scoring.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series
2
Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month
3
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
4
Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes
5
Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback