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Updated: May 30th, 2010 10:21pm
Twins clutter the bases in 6-3 win over Texas

Twins clutter the bases in 6-3 win over Texas

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- All nine hitters reached base at least once on Sunday night for the Twins, who tallied 10 hits and eight walks in a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. The win earned the Twins their second sweep of the season in eight attempts.

Joe Mauer opened the scoring by roping a double off the top of the centerfield fence in the first inning to score Orlando Hudson from first base.

Nick Punto and Denard Span added RBI singles in the second inning, followed by an RBI single and a sacrifice fly from Jason Kubel and Delmon Young in the third, giving the Twins a 5-2 lead.

It was a rough night for Rangers starter Derek Holland, who left the ballgame with nobody out in the second inning due to left shoulder soreness. He allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks, throwing 43 pitches and only 19 strikes.

Scott Baker (5-4, 4.48) threw six innings, allowing three earned runs, eight hits, and three walks, while striking out four.

Jon Rauch allowed a single and a double in the ninth, but pitched out of trouble for his 12th save of the season.

On the final play of the game, Vladimir Guerrero hit a shallow fly ball to centerfield. Span came in to make a running catch, but collided with Hudson, who injured his left wrist.

The Twins have now completed three nine-game homestands, and they've finished each one with a 6-3 record.

The paid attendance of 39,873 set yet another Target Field record.

The Twins will now hit the road for a seven-game road trip -- four games at Seattle, and three games at Oakland. LHP Francisco Liriano (4-3, 3.17) is scheduled to face Mariners' RHP Doug Fister (3-2, 2.03) at 9:10 tomorrow night.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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