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Derek Holland vs Nick Blackburn Tilt Ends in Minnesota 5-4 Win

Texas wasted a 10-effort from Derek Holland and fell 5-4 on Thursday against Minnesota at Target Field.

Minnesota won as a +114 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

James Hoey earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Michael Cuddyer in the win.

Texas got a 7 1/3-inning outing from Derek Holland in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Yorvit Torrealba had 3 hits in the loss for the Rangers.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 12 hits, while Minnesota only had 10.