Apr 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins center fielder Denard Span (2) reaches second base before Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (5) can make tag in the fifth inning at Target Field. The Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Rangers @ Twins


This series shows why the Rangers are such a favourite in the American League. First, in a series that matched the bottom of the rotations, Texas had a decided advantage. Next, when it came down to a bullpen battle, the Rangers had too many offensive weapons to stay dormant. When it came down to preserving the lead, it was nailed shut.

Big homeruns from Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre led the way for the Rangers which had less contributions from their starting rotation compared to the Seattle series.

Here is a statistical recap. Now new and improved!

Quick Game Results

04/13 W 4-1

W- Matt Harrison (2-0) L- Anthony Swarzak (0-2) S- Alexi Ogando (1)

04/14 W 6-2

W- Robbie Ross (1-0) L- Brian Duensing (0-1)

04/15 W 4-3

W- Robbie Ross (2-0) L- Glen Perkins (0-1) S- Joe Nathan (3)


Win Probability Added (WPA) (Starting Pitchers in bold)

Player 1 2 3 TOTAL
Beltre 0.105 0.281 -0.042 0.344
Hamiton 0.016 0.074 0.237 0.327
Harrison 0.321 0.321
Andrus 0.098 -0.01 0.217 0.305
Adams 0.085 0.138 0.223
Nathan 0.017 0.193 0.210
Ross 0.096 0.096 0.192
Ogando 0.038 0.086 0.124
Young 0.059 0.042 0.012 0.113
Snyder 0.077 0.077
Gentry -0.004 -0.004
Napoli -0.075 -0.026 0.07 -0.031
Darvish -0.037 -0.037
Cruz 0.025 0.027 -0.097 -0.045
Torrealba -0.053 -0.053
Moreland -0.096 -0.096
Murphy -0.016 -0.078 -0.034 -0.128
Kinsler 0.024 -0.129 -0.035 -0.140
Feliz -0.203 -0.203

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC MINNESOTA
3-0(8-2) Record(Overall) 0-3(2-7)
14 Runs Scored 6
.288 (32/111) Average .275 (28/102)
0.304 BABIP 0.321
0.354 wOBA 0.326
4 HR 1
17 K (Hitters) 18
1 GDP 5
1-0 SB-CS 2-1

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