Rangers' Padilla Tosses Shutout Against Twins

Texas takes 2 of 3 from Minnesota; Bradley, Hamilton homer
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:45 PM CDT
Texas Rangers' Milton Bradley hits a three-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Livan Hernandez in the first inning on Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Arlington, Texas.    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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(Newser) – Vicente Padilla threw a seven-hitter for his third career shutout, Milton Bradley had a three-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-0 on Sunday. Padilla (3-2) struck out two, walked two and didn't allow a runner past second. Jason Botts and Josh Hamilton also homered, and Hamilton and Michael Young each had three hits for the Rangers.

The Rangers (9-17) have already set a club record for losses in April, but they won two out of three from the Twins to take some of the pressure off manager Ron Washington, whose job is considered to be on shaky ground. The Rangers turned three double plays and were error-free after committing an AL-high 27 miscues in their first 25 games.