Santana strong, but Twins fall to Texas in 10

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Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana was strong, but the Twins couldn't do enough to help him out as they fell to the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night at Target Field.

Santana held the Rangers to two runs on three hits in 6.1 innings. He also struck out five.

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With Texas leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh the Twins pulled even on a two-run home run from Trevor Plouffe. He finished the night 3-for-4 with the home run and both Twins' RBIs.

The game stayed tied until the 10th, when Ian Desmond hit a solo shot off Fernando Abad, giving the Rangers the lead for good.

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Tyler Duffey (3-6) takes the mound for the Twins on Saturday afternoon against Texas' Chi Chi Gonzalez.

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