Frank Catalanotto got the Rangers off to a good start with a solo shot in the first inning, but they would score only one more in their third straight loss to Minnesota. Vicente Padilla gave up three earned runs in five innings, including five walks.
Despite scoring just one run out of two bases-loaded, no-out situations, the Twins swept the Rangers to end Matt Garza's career winless streak at the Metrodome. Michael Cuddyer went deep in a 2-for-4 night, and Jason Kubel hit a laser shot to right.
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