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June 11, 2011

Twins 8, Rangers 1 (F)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota scored six times against Colby Lewis in only 1 1/3 innings Saturday afternoon, including five times in the first, and Scott Baker allowed only one hit over the first seven innings as the Twins rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Rangers at Target Field.

Lewis has allowed 15 runs in his past two starts, covering 4 2/3 innings. Six of the first seven Twins reached against him in the first, and Delmon Young's second RBI single chased Lewis in the second. Dave Bush pitched the next 4 2/3 innings but had to leave with a bruised left hamstring.

The only hit Baker allowed through seven innings was a double by Adrian Beltre in the fifth. Baker had retired the first 12 Rangers and didn't allow another hit until Mike Napoli singled in the eighth. David Murphy followed with a single to score Napoli, who had taken second on defensive indifference.

Baker got a complete game when he got Beltre to bounce into a game-ending double play with runners at first and third.

-- Jeff Wilson




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