TWINS 13, RANGERS 6
Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by Minnesota in a win over Texas.
Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario also went deep for Minnesota (73-48), which maintained a half-game lead over Cleveland for the AL Central lead. Marwin Gonzalez had a pair of RBI singles among his four hits.
Michael Pineda (8-5) struck out six with one walk while allowing three runs and six hits over five innings. He threw 55 of 86 pitches for strikes in his first start since Aug. 1. Drew Smeltzer threw the final four innings for his first save.
Willie Calhoun and Hunter Pence homered for the Rangers.
Texas rookie starter Pedro Payano (1-2) allowed eight runs – five of them earned – in 3 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking three.
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