ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Justin Morneau homered for the third time in two games and Boof Bonser won his third straight start, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Wednesday.
Morneau's 14th homer of the season, a solo drive in the third off Robinson Tejeda (4-4), gave Minnesota a 3-1 lead.
Sammy Sosa pinch hit for Texas with two on and two outs in the ninth and struck out, remaining two home runs shy of 600.
Bonser (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. Joe Nathan, the Twins' fifth pitcher, got three outs for his ninth save in 10 chances as Minnesota finished a 4-5 trip.
Victor Diaz broke his bat on a double-play grounder in the ninth. The shattered barrel of the bat struck Nathan on the back of his right leg, but the reliever remained in the game.
Mark Teixeira had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rangers.
MORE

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Twins vs. Mariners Prediction Are the Mariners a good bet to cash on the runline tonight when they host the Twins at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Diamondbacks Pick Two struggling teams meet in Arizona tonight when the Diamondbacks host the Padres at 9:40PM ET. Will it be a high-scoring game?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Rockies Free Pick Can the Rockies snap the Giants' five-game winning streak when the NL West rivals clash at 8:40PM ET tonight in Colorado?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Athletics Pick The Detroit Tigers hope to continue a strong run when they hit the road to face the Oakland Athletics tonight at...
Thumbnail Banister's Rangers to hold off Pirates? While the Pirates and Rangers assume tonight’s main stage in the Lone Star State, a pupil-vs.-teacher subplot promises to make the...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages