Mitch Moreland drove in four runs on a career-high four hits, including a two-run homer to help the Texas Rangers avoid a sweep at Minnesota and rally past the Twins for a 6-5 victory Thursday.
Early mistakes forced Nick Martinez to adjust his game plan, but the Twins made sure that the struggling Texas starter never got the chance to implement those adjustments.
Eduardo Escobar’s two-out double in the ninth inning drove in the winning run, capping a late rally by Minnesota for a much-needed 3-2 victory over Texas on Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers will skip the next start for left-hander Cole Hamels because of his sore left groin.
Despite going 0 for 4 the Minnesota Twins beat the Rangers 4-3 Sunday and ended a five-game losing streak: The 21-year-old Buxton joined the Twins from Double-A. He batted ninth and played center, filling out a depleted Minnesota outfield.
The Royals beat the Twins by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday, a night spiced up in the eighth inning by an ejection of Torii Hunter that preceded his equipment-throwing tantrum.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began. Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins.
Giants Snacks has inked a deal with its third MLB team, becoming the official provider of sunflower seeds for the Rangers after previous deals with the Twins and Rockies.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
The star pitcher allowed just four hits over eight sharp innings and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota 5-0 on Saturday.
With a few switches in the order and an impressive performance by starter Nick Tepesch, the Rangers ended their longest losing streak in nearly nine years.