Elvis Andrus, Texas
The shortstop was 3-for-5 with a tiebreaking two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Consecutive losses for the Twins.
9 Consecutive games with a hit for the Rangers’ Alex Rios.
30 Home runs at Target Field for Trevor Plouffe, the most of any player. He and Josh Willingham had been tied at 29.
The Twins are one of three teams against whom Texas’ Yu Darvish doesn’t have a victory, but he has a 2.92 ERA in two career starts against them. Phil Hughes starts for the Twins in what should be a good pitchers’ duel.
La VELLE E. NEAL III