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Published August 23, 2010, 10:20 PM

Twins spoil no-hitter in 9th, but lose to Rangers

Mauer gets Minnesota's only hit in 4-0 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Joe Mauer's clean single to center field with one out in the ninth inning broke up the no-hit bid of four Texas Rangers pitchers.

The Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Monday night in the sixth no-hitter this season broken up in the ninth inning.

Starter Rich Harden was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and he went 6 2-3 innings before being lifted after throwing 111 pitches. Matt Harrison got the final out of the seventh. Darren O'Day pitched the eighth and All-Star closer Neftali Feliz got one in the ninth before Mauer singled.

Texas prevailed in the matchup of division leaders but fell two outs shy of its first no-hitter since Kenny Rogers' perfect game against California on July 28, 1994.

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