A season-high five-game losing streak is not the Texas Rangers' only concern. Back spasms could keep slugger Josh Hamilton out of the lineup Saturday night when the AL West-leading Rangers try to get back on track against the visiting Minnesota Twins. Pitcher Sam Deduno will make his first career start and Minnesota debut.
Vikes' playoff chances rise as Carolina, Philly, Washington all lose
Minnesota can really do some damage in the playoff race with a win Monday night.