The Texas Rangers lost to the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday night in Minnesota. It is the 7th straight loss playing in Minnesota going back to last season. Texas has never won at Target Field.
Starting pitcher Derek Holland went 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs while striking out 10. Holland did not get a decision. Mark Lowe earned the loss after putting 2 men on base in the bottom of the 9th. Minnesota won on a single by Alexi Casilla which scored Luke Hughes.
Josh Hamilton put the Rangers up early with a solo home run in the 1st inning. Nelson Cruz added a sole homer in the 8th. Catcher Yorvit Torrealba went 3-for-4.
Texas will try to get their first win at Target Field tonight with C.J. Wilson on the mound.