By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
Texas needed extra innings to stave off its first three-game skid since late May on Friday night, but it got the job done.
The American League-leading Rangers (52-29) look to start a new winning streak as they face the Twins in the second contest of a three-game set Saturday afternoon in Minnesota.
Meanwhile, the Twins (25-54) are no strangers to losing streaks. They have strung together skids of three or more games 12 times this season, and earned another after Friday's 3-2 loss in the series opener.