Buxton early exit, Twins fall; Garcia HR, Texas takes 3 of 4


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins All-Star center fielder Byron Buxton exited early with tightness in his right hip and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota 2-1. Buxton left in the seventh inning. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli:

After leading the AL Central for much of the season, the Twins have gone 9-10 in August and now trail Cleveland by two games.  Baldelli on what the offense is missing:

Texas took three of four in the series. The Rangers are 5-3 since replacing Chris Woodward with interim manager Tony Beasley last week. The Twins turned their second triple play of the season.

Minnesota hits the road to begin a new series at Houston tonight at 7:10 p.m. on 950 KWAT.