Kinsler has 4 of Rangers 27 hits in rout of Twins

July 25, 2011 - 10:43 PM
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Minnesota Twins right fielder Michael Cuddyer (5) reaches back but is unable to tag out Texas Rangers' Chris Davis (19) on an infield single to short in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 25, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs as part of the Texas Rangers' offensive barrage in a 20-6 rout of the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Kinsler had four of the Rangers' league-best 27 hits. Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz also had four hits as all the Rangers starters had at least two except for third baseman Chris Davis, who was hitless in six at-bats.

Michael Young also went deep and had three RBIs for Texas, which had 18 runs by the end of the fifth inning.

Things were so one-sided that Michael Cuddyer moved from right field to the mound to pitch the eighth for the Twins. Cuddyer gave up a double to Napoli, a bloop single to Mitch Moreland, and walked Kinsler with one out to load the bases.