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Twins Vs. Rangers Final Score: Minnesota Blows Lead In 4-3 Loss To Texas

The Texas Rangers capped off a full three-game sweep on Sunday with a 4-3 comeback win over the hometown Minnesota Twins in the late innings. The Twins led 3-1 after six behind a strong day from starter Liam Hendriks, but a three-run eighth inning by Texas drastically altered the momentum and took the wind out of Minnesota's sails.

The Twins had a chance to either win or tie the score in the bottom of the ninth against former closer Joe Nathan, but could not convert. Nathan, who has been extremely shaky to open the season as the Rangers' ninth inning specialist, closed the door against Minnesota's 4-5-6 hitters for his third save of the year.

Despite the loss, the Twins did pick up a clutch home run from weekend waiver pickup Clete Thomas, and appear to have found an important piece of the roster in him going forward. Thomas is still largely unproven, but should receive a good deal of playing time as the organization continues to assess his long-term potential.

The 2-7 Twins will look to bounce back with a brutal four-game series against the New York Yankees that opens up on Monday.

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