Cave caps 8-run inning with homer, Twins beat Rangers 10-7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jake Cave watched Mitch Garver wipe out what was left of Minnesota's six-run deficit with a bases-clearing double.

Then the rookie put the Twins in front to match the club's highest-scoring inning of the season.

Cave hit a tiebreaking homer right after Garver's three-run double in an eight-run fifth, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

Tyler Austin started the fifth with his 15th home run and Garver's liner to the wall in left-center pulled the Twins even after Nomar Mazara's 435-foot drive for a three-run shot had given the Rangers a 6-0 lead in the fourth.

Cave's eighth homer was a two-run shot off pulled into the right-field seats in a lefty-lefty matchup against reliever Matt Moore (3-7). Minnesota's other eight-run innings came in a pair of wins - 9-8 over Houston on April 11 and 10-1 over Baltimore on July 8.

''We're talking about trying to cut it in half and then the next thing you know, we've got a chance to get back to even and then Jake had the big at-bat,'' manager Paul Molitor said. ''A little bit crazy.''

Matt Magill (3-2) and three other Minnesota relievers combined to strike out nine in 4 1/3 scoreless innings to help hand the Rangers their fifth straight loss.

Trevor May fanned four of the five he faced in the seventh and eighth. Trevor Hildenberger allowed a run without a hit in the ninth.

Garver added an RBI double in the seventh, had three hits and reached on a three-base error in the ninth when Carlos Tocci dropped a fly ball as he was crashing into the wall in center field.

Handed the big lead on Mazara's 17th homer , Drew Hutchison didn't retire any of the four batters he faced in the fifth. Jorge Polanco ended his night with a two-run double . The right-hander has an 8.86 ERA in five starts for Texas.

''Tonight was especially frustrating because I felt like I was throwing the ball really well, was in a good rhythm,'' Hutchison said. ''Then to do that that inning was frustrating.''

STILL WAITING

Minnesota left-hander Stephen Gonsalves, looking for his first big league win in his third start, didn't make it out of the fourth inning. The 24-year-old allowed six hits and six runs - three earned - with no strikeouts and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

''Just making it really hard on himself with the extra baserunners, with the walks and making some mistakes when he was ahead in counts,'' Molitor said. ''It was a rough go and I think he'd probably be the first to tell you that.''

BACK TO THE BULLPEN

Martin Perez made his first relief appearance for Texas since he was a rookie in 2012. The left-hander pitched two scoreless innings two days after he was taken out of the rotation with a 6.95 ERA in 13 starts.

SHORT HOPS

Austin's homer ended a 0-for-11 skid. ... The Rangers are assured of a losing record at home after dropping to 29-41. ... Garver had his second game of the season with at least three hits and four RBIs. ... Joey Gallo made his first start at first base since July 1, and 30th of season. He's first Texas player since Brad Wilkerson in 2007 to start at least 30 games at first and in the outfield.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: Molitor said he didn't expect LF Eddie Rosario to play the rest of this nine-game road trip after leaving Thursday's 5-3 loss at Cleveland with tightness in his right quadriceps muscle. The trip ends Wednesday in Houston. ... SS Polanco returned after missing all three games against the Indians with a strained left hamstring.

Rangers: Manager Jeff Banister said RHP Bartolo Colon (lower back strain) is the likely starter Sunday. The 45-year-old was eligible to come off the disabled list Friday.

UP NEXT

Twins RHP Jose Berrios (11-9, 3.74 ERA) had a career-high 12 strikeouts in seven shutout innings in his previous start against Texas. Rangers RHP Yovani Gallardo (7-3, 6.01) is winless in his past three starts. Gallardo won seven of his first nine starts after rejoining one of his former teams in June.

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  • W: M. Magill (3-2)L: M. Moore (3-7)
  • HR: MIN - T. Austin (15), J. Cave (8), TEX - N. Mazara (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Mauer 1B51200012.276.349.375.7243.5
J. Polanco SS41120010.275.337.407.7444.5
R. Grossman LF31100201.258.341.364.7054.0
M. Sano 3B30000203.205.287.413.7002.0
M. Kepler RF52200004.229.317.424.7414.0
M. Garver C52340000.267.337.422.75911.0
J. Cave CF31121011.258.308.467.7757.5
T. Austin DH51111014.236.296.528.8245.5
E. Adrianza 2B51100003.249.304.383.6872.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo LF41000122.277.388.468.8561.0
    R. Odor 2B51110012.266.342.466.8082.5
    E. Andrus SS43200101.269.320.383.7036.0
    N. Mazara RF51131005.263.325.439.7648.0
    A. Beltre DH40010110.271.330.380.7101.5
    J. Profar 3B30220210.256.341.451.7938.5
    J. Gallo 1B50000025.208.318.494.812-1.0
    R. Chirinos C20000111.217.336.422.7581.5
    C. Tocci CF41100014.206.254.252.5072.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Mauer (22), J. Polanco (12), M. Garver 2 (17)
      • HR - J. Cave (8), T. Austin (15)
      • SH - J. Polanco (3), J. Cave (2)
      • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (28), M. Garver 4 (36), J. Cave 2 (28), T. Austin (33)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer 2 (2), M. Sano, M. Kepler 4 (4), E. Adrianza
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Profar (30), C. Tocci (3)
      • HR - N. Mazara (17)
      • RBI - R. Odor (60), N. Mazara 3 (64), A. Beltre (47), J. Profar 2 (67)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (14), N. Mazara 3 (30), J. Profar 2 (33)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor, N. Mazara 2 (2), J. Gallo 3 (3), C. Tocci 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Profar (10)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Garver (3), J. Polanco 2 (9)
      • PB - M. Garver (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Gallo)
      • E - J. Gallo (3), C. Tocci
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gonsalves3.26634019.902.90-4.0
      M. Magill (W, 3-2)1.11000203.941.3810.0
      G. Moya (H, 3)1.00000104.731.243.5
      T. May1.10000401.880.915.0
      T. Rogers0.20000203.161.051.0
      T. Hildenberger1.00102004.311.271.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gonsalves3.2
      M. Magill (W, 3-2)1.1
      G. Moya (H, 3)1.0
      T. May1.1
      T. Rogers0.2
      T. Hildenberger1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hutchison4.06441216.751.782.0
      M. Moore (L, 3-7)1.03441017.271.75-10.0
      A. Claudio2.03220104.941.611.5
      M. Perez2.00002106.751.874.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hutchison4.0
      M. Moore (L, 3-7)1.0
      A. Claudio2.0
      M. Perez2.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. May
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gonsalves 90-54, M. Magill 25-15, G. Moya 14-9, T. May 31-21, T. Rogers 10-6, T. Hildenberger 19-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gonsalves 5-7, M. Magill 1-1, G. Moya 2-1, T. Hildenberger 3-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Gonsalves 22, M. Magill 5, G. Moya 4, T. May 5, T. Rogers 2, T. Hildenberger 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Hutchison (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hutchison 74-43, M. Moore 40-24, A. Claudio 26-15, M. Perez 31-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hutchison 4-6, M. Moore 1-2, A. Claudio 5-0, M. Perez 4-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Hutchison 20, M. Moore 7, A. Claudio 9, M. Perez 9
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Mauer 1B51200012.276.349.375.7243.5
      J. Polanco SS41120010.275.337.407.7444.5
      R. Grossman LF31100201.258.341.364.7054.0
      M. Sano 3B30000203.205.287.413.7002.0
      M. Kepler RF52200004.229.317.424.7414.0
      M. Garver C52340000.267.337.422.75911.0
      J. Cave CF31121011.258.308.467.7757.5
      T. Austin DH51111014.236.296.528.8245.5
      E. Adrianza 2B51100003.249.304.383.6872.0
      Total381012924418-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo LF41000122.277.388.468.8561.0
        R. Odor 2B51110012.266.342.466.8082.5
        E. Andrus SS43200101.269.320.383.7036.0
        N. Mazara RF51131005.263.325.439.7648.0
        A. Beltre DH40010110.271.330.380.7101.5
        J. Profar 3B30220210.256.341.451.7938.5
        J. Gallo 1B50000025.208.318.494.812-1.0
        R. Chirinos C20000111.217.336.422.7581.5
        C. Tocci CF41100014.206.254.252.5072.5
        Total3677716920-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Mauer (22), J. Polanco (12), M. Garver 2 (17)
          • HR - J. Cave (8), T. Austin (15)
          • SH - J. Polanco (3), J. Cave (2)
          • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (28), M. Garver 4 (36), J. Cave 2 (28), T. Austin (33)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer 2 (2), M. Sano, M. Kepler 4 (4), E. Adrianza
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Profar (30), C. Tocci (3)
          • HR - N. Mazara (17)
          • RBI - R. Odor (60), N. Mazara 3 (64), A. Beltre (47), J. Profar 2 (67)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (14), N. Mazara 3 (30), J. Profar 2 (33)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor, N. Mazara 2 (2), J. Gallo 3 (3), C. Tocci 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Profar (10)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Garver (3), J. Polanco 2 (9)
          • PB - M. Garver (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Gallo)
          • E - J. Gallo (3), C. Tocci
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Gonsalves3.26634019.902.90-4.0
          M. Magill (W, 3-2)1.11000203.941.3810.0
          G. Moya (H, 3)1.00000104.731.243.5
          T. May1.10000401.880.915.0
          T. Rogers0.20000203.161.051.0
          T. Hildenberger1.00102004.311.271.0
          Total9.0773691---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Gonsalves3.2
          M. Magill (W, 3-2)1.1
          G. Moya (H, 3)1.0
          T. May1.1
          T. Rogers0.2
          T. Hildenberger1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hutchison4.06441216.751.782.0
          M. Moore (L, 3-7)1.03441017.271.75-10.0
          A. Claudio2.03220104.941.611.5
          M. Perez2.00002106.751.874.5
          Total9.0121010442---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hutchison4.0
          M. Moore (L, 3-7)1.0
          A. Claudio2.0
          M. Perez2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. May
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gonsalves 90-54, M. Magill 25-15, G. Moya 14-9, T. May 31-21, T. Rogers 10-6, T. Hildenberger 19-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gonsalves 5-7, M. Magill 1-1, G. Moya 2-1, T. Hildenberger 3-0
          • Batters Faced - S. Gonsalves 22, M. Magill 5, G. Moya 4, T. May 5, T. Rogers 2, T. Hildenberger 5
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Hutchison (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hutchison 74-43, M. Moore 40-24, A. Claudio 26-15, M. Perez 31-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hutchison 4-6, M. Moore 1-2, A. Claudio 5-0, M. Perez 4-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Hutchison 20, M. Moore 7, A. Claudio 9, M. Perez 9
          • 9TH INNING
            Beltre grounded out to second, Andrus scored107
          • 7TH INNING
            Austin grounded out to second, Garver scored, Cave out at second106
            Garver doubled to left center, Kepler scored96
          • 5TH INNING
            Cave homered to right center, Garver scored86
            Garver doubled to deep center, Polanco, Grossman and Kepler scored66
            Polanco doubled to deep right center, Adrianza and Mauer scored36
            Austin homered to right center16
          • 4TH INNING
            Mazara homered to center, Odor and Andrus scored06
            Odor reached on an infield single to first, Tocci scored03
          • 3RD INNING
            Profar doubled to deep left, Choo and Andrus scored, Beltre to third02
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Garver safe at first on center fielder Tocci fielding error, Garver to third
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
            • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Austin grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Taylor Rogers
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Andrus to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded out to shortstop, Andrus to third
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Beltre grounded out to second, Andrus scored
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Martin Perez relieved Alex Claudio
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mauer grounded out to second
            • J. Polanco: Polanco grounded out to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sano walked, Grossman to second
            • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. May Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch
            • C. Tocci: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tocci struck out swinging
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Trevor May
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Claudio Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler singled to left center
            • M. Garver: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garver doubled to left center, Kepler scored
            • J. Cave: Cave hit sacrifice bunt to second, Garver to third on 1st baseman Gallo fielding error
            • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Austin grounded out to second, Garver scored, Cave out at second
            • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Trevor May relieved Gabriel Moya
            • A. Beltre: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Alex Claudio relieved Matt Moore
            • J. Mauer: Mauer grounded bunt out to catcher
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to center
            • M. Sano: Sano grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Gabriel Moya relieved Matt Magill
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor popped out to second
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus safe at first on shortstop Polanco fielding error
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Hutchison Pitching:
            • T. Austin: Ball, Austin homered to right center
            • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Adrianza singled to right center
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Mauer singled to right center, Adrianza to third
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Polanco doubled to deep right center, Adrianza and Mauer scored
            • Matt Moore relieved Drew Hutchison
            • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sano flied out to right
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler singled to left center, Polanco to third, Grossman to second
            • M. Garver: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garver doubled to deep center, Polanco, Grossman and Kepler scored
            • J. Cave: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cave homered to right center, Garver scored
            • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Austin fouled out to catcher
            • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (8 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Magill Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar stole second, Profar stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • C. Tocci: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tocci grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Hutchison Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Kepler popped out to shortstop
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garver flied out to center
            • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Cave grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Gonsalves Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos flied out to right
            • C. Tocci: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tocci doubled to left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Choo grounded out to first, Tocci to third
            • R. Odor: Odor reached on an infield single to first, Tocci scored
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Andrus safe at first on shortstop Polanco fielding error, Odor to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara homered to center, Odor and Andrus scored
            • Matt Magill relieved Stephen Gonsalves
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beltre lined out to third
            • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Hutchison Pitching:
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Polanco flied out to deep right
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grossman grounded out to first
            • M. Sano: Ball, Sano lined out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Gonsalves Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo walked
            • R. Odor: Odor flied out to left
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to right center, Choo to second
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara flied out to deep left
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltre walked, Choo to third, Andrus to second
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar doubled to deep left, Choo and Andrus scored, Beltre to third
            • J. Gallo: Gallo lined out to right
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Hutchison Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garver reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cave hit by pitch, Garver to second
            • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
            • E. Adrianza: Adrianza fouled out to third
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mauer struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Gonsalves Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre flied out to center
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Gallo lined out to left
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked, Profar to second
            • C. Tocci: Ball, Strike looking, Tocci lined out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Hutchison Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mauer doubled to deep left
            • J. Polanco: Polanco hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Mauer to third
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grossman grounded out to second
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Gonsalves Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Odor grounded out to second
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus singled to left center
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mazara grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)