Twins drop third-straight game to Rangers, 9-3

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff home run for Texas and the team never looked back as the Rangers rolled on to its third-straight win over the Twins at Rangers Ballpark Saturday, 9-3. Justin Morneau was the only bright spot for the Twins, hitting 4-4 with a home run. The loss in the Twins' fifth in a row, and 14th in the last 16 games.
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Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff home run for Texas and the team never looked back as the Rangers rolled on to its third-straight win over the Twins at Rangers Ballpark Saturday, 9-3. Justin Morneau was the only bright spot for the Twins, hitting 4-4 with a home run. The loss in the Twins' fifth in a row, and 14th in the last 16 games.

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