Harrison Leads Rangers To Victory Over Twins

The Texas Rangers returned to their winning ways Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark in Arlington.

After losing 2 straight to the Twins, Texas turned things around with a strong showing by pitcher Matt Harrison.  Harrison went 7 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits but only 1 run.  He is now 9-7 on the year.  Ranger manager Ron Washington was proud of the effort by Harrison, “He’s staying out of deep counts, getting a lot of ground balls, and had some quick innings early. He executed pitches when things got a little hairy there.”

Reliever Neftali Feliz bounced back from blowing a lead on Tuesday to close out the game for his 21st save of the season.

Josh Hamilton led the offense, going 3-for-4, including a double and a triple.  Michael Young was 2-for-3 and Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 as the middle of the lineup carried the weight for Texas.

The Rangers are clinging to a 2-game lead over the Angels in the AL West.  Texas opens a series in Toronto tonight.



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