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Twins Best Prez Rangers In Series Opener

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    December 4, 2022 6:43 AM EST

    The Texas Rangers needed a change of scenery, but they didnt get a much-needed win against Minnesota, as they fell 2-1to the Twins at Target Field on Friday night. The Rangers (53-66) spent Tajae Sharpe Jersey the last four games at home against Oakland remaking their organization. The Rangers fired and put in charge of all baseball operations on Wednesday. The move, made by the , came two days after Daniels and Young fired and elevated third-base coach . Davis told reporters on Wednesday that Young would make the trip with the team and continue to communicate what the changes mean to them and the organization. The Rangers lost another one-run game, and they are now 7- Adoree' Jackson Jersey 25 in such outcomes this season. Meanwhile, the Twins and Rangers engaged a low-scoring game in which Minnesota (62-55) managed to do something few teams have this season get the better of Rangers left-hander Martn Prez (9-4).All it took, at least on Friday, was two solo home runs in the Twins first four at-bats. Prez gave up his 10th and 11th home runs this season, and they were back-to-back. First, Twins first baseman Luis Arraez pulled a pitch into the right-field seats for a solo shot. Then Jose Miranda, the Twins designated hitter, pulled one into Cameron Wake Jersey the left-field seats to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. From there, Prez got his groove back and finished six innings, giving up five hits, two runs (both earned), three walks and seven strikeouts in 97 pitches. It was his second straight start with seven strikeouts, and the third time hes notched at least seven this month. He had nine in a start against Baltimore on Aug. 3. Scroll to ContinueTwins starter Dylan Bundy (7-5) was impeccable for most of his outing, which ended with an out in the sixth inning. The right-hander navigated the Rangers lineup deftly, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out two. The second hit, which Bubba Thompson delivered after running out a ground ball down the third base line, led to Marcus Semien striking out on a 2-2 pitch. After that, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli ended Jack Conklin Jersey Bundys night after just 71 pitches and brought in Caleb Thielbar to face the Rangers Corey Seager. The reliever was able to strike out Seager, but it took nine pitches. On the last pitch, Thompson moved to second. Then Nathaniel Lowes RBI single scored Thompson and cut the Twins lead by a run. From there, the Twins bullpen handled the Rangers, with Trevor Medill giving up just one run in the sixth inning, the result of a Nathaniel Lowe RBI single that scored Bubba Thompson. Twins pitching gave up only four hits. Texas made it interesting in Steve McNair Jersey the ninth, as Jonah Heim and Leody Taveras drew one-out walks from closer Jorge Lopez. But Brad Miller lined out to right field and Twins right fielder Max Kepler threw out Culberson, who didnt tag up in time, for the game-ending double play. The Rangers continue the series with Glenn Otto starting on Saturday, Kohei Arihara on Sunday and Cole Ragans on Monday. Saturdays game will be on KRLDs 1080-AM band as 105.3 The Fan will carry the Cowboys preseason game.