ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers is charged with an error as he drops the ball on a tag against Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins on August 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Rangers Vs. Twins: Feldman Struggles In 6-5 Loss

Home runs from Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz weren't enough as Texas couldn't pull off the sweep against Minnesota on Sunday afternoon.

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Twins Vs. Rangers Final Score: Texas Unable To Complete Sweep As They Lose To Minnesota, 6-5

The Texas Rangers dropped their series finale to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 6-5. With the win, the Twins avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

While the Rangers had a tough time doing anything offensively after the first inning against Twins pitcher Cole De Vries, Texas starter Scott Feldman was busy getting pounded for six runs (five earned) on 10 hits before being able to get out of the sixth inning. By the time the Rangers got things going in the bottom of the sixth (on Josh Hamilton's 35th homer of the year), they were trailing by four runs. Hamilton's shot cut the lead in half, and Nelson Cruz went deep two batters later, trimming the Twins' advantage to 6-5.

Minnesota's bullpen bore down after that, as Casey Fien was key during a stretch of an inning and two-thirds in which he kept the Rangers off the board and struck out three batters in the process. The Rangers' bullpen did its job as well, but by that time it was too late.

The Rangers stay at home for another series starting on Monday, as the Tampa Bay Rays come to town for a key three-game set with possible postseason implications.

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Rangers Vs. Twins: Texas, Minnesota Starting Lineups For Sunday's Game

The Texas Rangers host the Twins on Sunday afternoon, looking to finish off a four-game sweep of Minnesota while also winning their fifth game in a row overall. The Twins, on the other hand, have lost five in a row and 10 of their last 11 contests. Texas will send Scott Feldman to the mound, and he will be opposed by the Twins' Cole De Vries. Here is the Texas lineup, courtesy of John Blake, EVP of Communications for the Rangers:

Update: Sunday's Minnesota lineup, via Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest, with the radio broadcast available on ESPN 103.3 FM.

Go to Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for more baseball news and analysis.

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Rangers Vs. Twins: Texas Looks for Sweep Against Minnesota

The Texas Rangers will look to finish a four-game sweep and extend their winning streak to five games when they face the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon at The Ballpark at Arlington. The Rangers, which have averaged almost 10 runs a game over their last four wins, will send right-hander Scott Feldman to the mound. Feldman is 6-9 on the season with a 4.77 ERA, but has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA.

The Twins, which have lost five in a row and 10 of their last 11, will line up behind Cole De Vries. De Vries is 2-5 on the year, with a 4.89 ERA, and has been shelled as of late: In four August starts, he is 0-3 with a 7.50 ERA.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. CT. Television coverage is available on Fox Sports Southwest, and the radio broadcast is on ESPN 103.3 FM.

Go to Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for more baseball news and analysis.

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Rangers Vs. Twins Final Score: Texas Offense Continues To Roll, Win 9-3

The Rangers continued their hot streak as they defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-3 behind Ian Kinsler and Mitch Moreland, who combined for two home runs and seven RBIs. The Rangers scored all nine runs in the first three innings and knocked around Brian Duensing who lasted just 2.1 innings while allowing 10 hits, all nine runs and gave up a pair of home runs.

The Rangers had a solid performance by Ryan Dempster who improved his record to 3-1 since joining the Rangers and is 8-6 overall on the season. Dempster tossed six innings, allowed eight hits, two runs and struck out seven batters. The Rangers used a trio of relief pitchers who allowed only one run and three hits over the final three innings to perserve the win Saturday night.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Rangers Vs. Twins Lineups: Dempster, Duensing Take The Mound In Game Three

The Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins meet for game three of their four-game set in Arlington on Saturday afternoon.

Ryan Dempster, who is 7-6 with a 2.99 ERA takes the mound for the Rangers, while the Twins will send out Brian Duensing who has a 3-8 record with a 4.46 ERA.

Here are the lineups for Saturday's game:

Texas Rangers:

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) SS
3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
6. David Murphy (L) RF
7. Geovany Soto (R) C
8. Craig Gentry (R) CF
9. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B

Minnesota Twins:

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Ben Revere (L) RF
3. Joe Mauer (L) DH
4. Josh Willingham (R) LF
5. Justin Morneau (L) 1B
6. Ryan Doumit (S) C
7. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
8. Jamey Carroll (R) 2B
9. Pedro Florimon (S) SS

First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. CT.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town for more on the Twins.

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Rangers Vs. Twins: Texas Tries To Keep Offense Rolling Against Minnesota

The Texas Rangers (74-51) resume their four-game weekend series against the Minnesota Twins (51-74) on Saturday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.

The Rangers' bats have been red hot to start the series, producing 18 runs in the first two games against the Twins, highlighted by Adrian Beltre hitting for the cycle and knocking in three runs in Friday's 8-0 win. That win extended the Rangers' current winning streak to four games and they now lead Oakland in the AL West by six games while also putting them a game ahead of the New York Yankees for the best record in the American League.

Texas will turn to right-hander Ryan Dempster, who is 3-1 with the Rangers since being acquired at the end of July. Dempster is coming off of his best start for Texas when he gave up four hits and one run in eight innings to earn a win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Minnesota counters with left-hander Brian Duensing (3-8, 4.46 ERA), who has been up and down throughout the season for the Twins but gave up one earned run and five hits in six inning to earn a win in his last start against Oakland.

The game is scheduled to start at 3:05 CT and will be televised on Fox, with the radio broadcast on FM 103.3 ESPN.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Rangers Vs. Twins Final Score: Adrian Beltre Hits For The Cycle In 8-0 Win Over Minnesota

The Texas Rangers had a monster game en route to an 8-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. Third baseman Adrian Beltre has been on a roll the past few games. He hit three home runs two games ago and on Friday night, he went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a run as he hit for the cycle.

On the pitching side, Rangers Matt Harrison had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings before it was broken up on a line drive single to left field with two outs in the seventh by Trevor Plouffe. Harrison lasted eight innings and gave up only two hits while walking two and striking out five. The win for Harrison was his 15th, which is a new career high.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Rangers Put Michael Young On Paternity Leave, Promote Luis Hernandez

Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young has been placed on paternity leave, according to Evan P. Grant of the Dallas Morning News. As a corresponding move, the Rangers purchased the contract of infielder Luis Hernandez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Young, 35, has struggled this season after an MVP-caliber performance in 2011. His OPS has dropped by 200 points, from .854 to a personal-low .654. His .304 on-base percentage is also the lowest of his 13-year career.

The 28-year-old Hernandez will suit up in a big-league uniform for the first time since 2010, when he hit .250/.298/.409 in 47 plate appearances for the New York Mets. Hernandez has also spent time with the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals during parts of four seasons at the MLB level. At Round Rock, Hernandez hit .262/.302/.372 with eight homers and 66 RBI in 548 plate appearances.

For more on the Rangers, be sure to visit Lone Star Ball. And, for additional MLB coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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Rangers Vs. Twins: Texas Looks to Win Third Straight Behind Matt Harrison

The Texas Rangers will be looking to win their third straight game and sixth in the last seven games when they face off with Minnesota Friday night in the second game of a four-game weekend series. The Rangers will send lefty Matt Harrison to the mound, who will attempt to build on Sunday's eight-inning two-hit performance against Toronto. Harrison enters the game with a 14-7 record and 3.19 ERA.

Minnesota counters with right handed pitcher Samuel Denudo, who is 4-1 with a 3.33 ERA but has struggled mightily in his last three starts, allowing nine runs and walking 16 batters in 17 innings. The Twins enter the game having lost three games in a row and twelve of their last fourteen.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 CT at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Television coverage will be available on TXA 21, with the radio broadcast on FM 103.3 ESPN.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Rangers Vs. Twins Final Score: Texas Scores 6 In Eighth Inning, Win 10-6

Roy Oswalt was making his first start since being sent to the bullpen as he replaced Yu Darvish in the rotation for Thursday's game, and he had a decent start for the Texas Rangers in their 10-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. Oswalt pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out four batters and allowing three earned runs on seven hits.

The Rangers offense came out roaring in the top of the eighth inning by scoring six runs as they broke away from the Twins by methodically scoring run after run. The scoring started when Mitch Moreland hit a RBI double, which tied the game at five. Then Geovany Soto grounded into a fielders choice to score Nelson Cruz and Jared Burton walked in a run after intentionally walking David Murphy. The runs just kept coming for the Rangers until they led 10-4 after eight innings.

The Twins made a minor rally in the top of the ninth inning to score two runs, but the Rangers brought in Joe Nathan to snuff out the Twins rally, which he did by retiring the one batter that he faced.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Rangers Vs. Twins Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The first-place Texas Rangers are looking to keep rolling on their homestand with a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins.

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