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Twins Vs. Rangers Final Score: Texas Edges 4-3 Victory Over Minnesota After 13 Innings

A strong pitching performance by Cole De Vries was almost enough to send the Minnesota Twins into the All-Star break on a happy note with a victory.

De Vries went seven innings without giving up a run while giving up just three hits and a walk. The rookie was in line to pick up his third career major league victory thanks to an RBI single in the top of the sixth from Justin Morneau that scored Joe Mauer. Mauer finished with two of Minnesota's five hits.

Former Twins closer Joe Nathan surrendered a pair of runs in the top of the ninth. The first run scored on a bases loaded error by Nathan on a sacrifice bunt attempt from Brian Dozier. Denard Span also added a sacrifice fly RBI in the inning.

The 3-0 lead was not enough for Glen Perkins, who saw Ian Kinsler reach on an error and score. Adrian Beltre scored with two outs, followed by a double from Nelson Cruz. Michael Young brought both home to tie it at 3-3 and send the game to extra innings.

It took until the 13th inning for the game to finally be won as the Rangers nicked a run off of Al Burnett.

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