Rangers Snap 7-Game Losing Streak With 6-5 Win Over Twins

Minnesota wastes a grand slam by Morneau
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 12:09 AM CDT
Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau (33) celebrates with teammate Brendan Harris (23) after Morneau's grand slam in the third inning against the Texas Rangers, Friday, April 25, 2008, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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(Newser) – 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.