Texas Downed 9-8 By Minnesota - Neftali Feliz Takes Loss

Texas Downed 9-8 By Minnesota - Neftali Feliz Takes Loss

Texas dropped a 9-8 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday as Minnesota legged out a win behind winning pitcher Glen Perkins.

Bettors who backed the Twins were rewarded as +200 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.

Minnesota got 5 innings from Carl Pavano, who gave up 8 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 1. Glen Perkins earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Danny Valencia in the win.

Texas' starting pitcher C.J. Wilson worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Nelson Cruz in a losing cause.

The game was closed out by Joe Nathan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.