Twins slug 3 HRs to earn split with Texas

Updated: August 7, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins overcame a five-run first-inning deficit with three home runs to edge the Rangers, 6-5, on Sunday at Target Field. Minnesota split the four-game set with the win in the finale and pulled within three games of Kansas City and Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot, while Texas remains four games back.

Brian Dozier and Max Kepler homered during a four-run second inning, which featured a 32-minute rain delay, to trim the deficit to one run. Eddie Rosario, making his first career start as the cleanup hitter, evened the score in the third with a solo home run. All three homers came off Rangers left-hander Nick Martinez, who allowed five hits across four innings.

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