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Mauer spoils no-hit; Twins fall

By KBJR News 1

August 24, 2010 Updated Aug 24, 2010 at 9:22 AM CDT

The Texas Rangers were only two outs away from their first ever combined no-hitter on Monday night. In the top of the ninth inning, catcher Joe Mauer spoiled that party with a single to center field. However, the Rangers got the last laugh with a 4-0 shutout.

Twin starting pitcher Nick Blackburn took the loss despite a solid performance, allowing three runs in seven innings of work.

Game two of the series is a 7:05pm Tuesday night.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com