Kevin Correia pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins clinched their first series victory at Texas in four years, beating the AL West-leading Rangers 4-2 on Sunday.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a solo shot, and the Rangers beat the Mariners 8-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games.
The Texas Rangers are putting right-hander Alexi Ogando on the disabled list for the third time this season.
Travis Blackley has half of his eight major league wins against the Rangers. On Tuesday night, he’ll be pitching for the AL West leaders against the Astros, the team that traded the left-hander to Texas just last week.
The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later.
The slumping Texas Rangers fall again to the Oakland A’s 3-1. Wednesday afternoon’s game will decide the winner of the AL West.