Twins Losing Steak Continues
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus had a career-high four RBIs and Texas got the tiebreaking runs on a two-out error by Minnesota center fielder Aaron Hicks as the Rangers beat the Twins 6-2 on Friday night.
The Rangers had the bases loaded in the eighth with the game tied when Mitch Moreland hit a fly ball to straightaway center. Hicks was drifting back and reached up, but the ball ricocheted off his glove and allowed two runs to score in Minnesota's fourth consecutive loss.
After the Twins went to their fourth pitcher of the inning, Andrus had a two-run hit to make it 6-2 before he was out trying to make it a double.
Andrus' two-run homer in the seventh ended a 20-inning scoreless streak for the Rangers and put them up 2-1.