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Rangers Vs. Twins: Rangers, Alexi Ogando Survives Late Threat

Alexi Ogando, rather than Joe Nathan, came in to close the game with a three-run lead. Just like Nathan's last outing, Ogando had some struggles, allowing the tying run to reach the plate before recording an out on a single and hit-by-pitch.

Fortunately, Ogando rallied, inducing a ground out, followed by a strikeout, and a pop-up. Even the final play of the game was too close for comfort, with Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus having trouble with the pop fly in the rain, but Andrus squeezed it to give Texas the 4-1 victory.

The fourth run came on Ian Kinsler's fourth homerun of the season. The Rangers put up nine hits -- three by a surging Andrus -- and no walks.

With efficient work and defensive help, Matt Harrison saw eight innings and 111 pitches. He allowed just one earned run, coming in the second inning, and two walks against four strikeouts.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.