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Twins Vs. Rangers: Brian Duensing Gives Up Nine Runs, Rangers Guaranteed Series Victory

Minnesota Twins starter Brian Duensing gave up nine runs in 2.1 innings pitched and the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Twins 9-3 Saturday.

Ian Kinsler homered in the first and Nelson Cruz had an RBI double. Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run in the second inning and the Rangers got four more runs in the fourth on an RBI-single by Geovany Soto and a bases loaded triple by Kinsler.

Justin Morneau, who was 4-for-4, hit a solo home run in the fourth to get the Twins on the board. Joe Mauer had an RBI-double and Pedro Florimon drove in the other run with a single.

Minnesota's bullpen held Texas scoreless after the third inning.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Minnesota. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, visit Twins blog Twinkie Town and Rangers blog Lone Star Ball. And for more news, notes and analysis from around baseball, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.