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August 26, 2012

Twins 6, Rangers 5 (F)

ARLINGTON – Scott Feldman couldn’t snap his own losing streak, the offense couldn’t overcome a four-run deficit and the Texas Rangers couldn’t complete a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins scored six runs off Feldman, and made those stand in a 6-5 victory over the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. The game had a 1 hour, 26 minute rain delay.

With the game tied 2-2 going into the third, the Rangers had a sloppy inning defensively that led to a Twins run. Ben Revere led off with an infield single, moved to second on a throwing error by Mitch Moreland and then went to third on a botched rundown. Revere scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Morneau.

The Twins extended their lead to 6-2 with a pair of runs in the fifth and a single run in the sixth off Feldman.

Feldman left after 5 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits with one walk and four strikeouts. He has lost his past four starts, and has allowed at least four earned runs in three of them.

Twins starter Cole DeVries gave up two runs in the first, but settled down and threw four scoreless innings before handing it over to reliever Jeff Gray.

Gray was a welcome sight for the Rangers, as they got back in it. Josh Hamilton swatted a two-run home run, and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot in the sixth to pull the Rangers to within 6-5. 

That, however, was as close as they’d come. DeVries got the win, his first since June 30.

-- Drew Davison

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