David Murphy hit a 10th-inning RBI single and Texas beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night, snapping the Rangers' seven-game losing streak. Hank Blalock hit a one-out double against pitcher Juan Rincon (2-1). With two outs and the outfield pulled in, Murphy hit a fly ball to the warning track in left-center field and pinch-runner German Duran scored the winning run.
It didn't start nearly as well for Texas, which fell behind 5-0. Justin Morneau, who has battered Texas pitching, drove in all of the Twins' runs with a third-inning grand slam and an RBI single in the first. The Rangers, however, had seven consecutive hits to tie the game in the bottom of the third.