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Minnesota Downed 2-1 By Texas - Caleb Thielbar Takes Loss

Minnesota dropped a 2-1 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joe Nathan.

Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -230 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.

Texas got 7 innings from Matt Garza, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 9. Joe Nathan earned the victory, while the Rangers got 1 RBI from Leonys Martin in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brian Dozier in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 9 hits, while Minnesota only had 5.