Twins 8, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas — Minnesota scored seven runs in the fifth as it defeated Texas for the seventh time in the last eight meetings dating to last season.
Miguel Sano homered among his three hits and drove in two runs for the Twins, who pounded out 14 hits and also drew six walks as they had baserunners in all but two innings. Ervin Santana (4-0) allowed one run and struck out six in seven innings.
Andrew Cashner (0-2) was charged with two runs in four-plus innings, walking six and allowing five hits. Anthony Bass allowed six runs (four earned) and nine hits in three frames.