Nick Tepesch, Texas
The rookie was nearly perfect for six innings, and he hasn't walked a batter in his past 19⅓ innings.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 Foul-ball outs made by Twins hitters.
5-1 The Twins' record in one-run games, with Thursday's loss their first.
9 Consecutive saves in Target Field, in nine attempts, by former Twins closer Joe Nathan (six with the Twins, three with Texas).
Scott Diamond faces another Rangers rookie, Justin Grimm, in second game of four-game series.