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60-77 - Rangers really improve that run differential with 18-4 blowout over Twins

Love was changing the minds of pretenders

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yohander Mendez finally made the start promised to him back in June before he commited an uh-oh and got demoted back to square one in the minor leagues. Mendez made good on his efforts to make it all the way back by allowing zero runs on three hits in six innings as he picked up his first win as a starter in just his second career start in the big leagues.

Don’t go out and celebrate too hard, though, my dude.

Player of the Game: The Texas Rangers. (Except for Eddie Butler. Never Eddie Butler.)

Up Next: The Rangers will open up a series against the Anaheim Angels in Arlington by trying out that newfangled relief pitcher opener strategy. Reliever Jeffrey Springs will make the “start” for Texas and then Ariel Jurado will take over for a few turns through the lineup. The Angels will opt for a more traditional approach with RHP Matt Shoemaker as their starter. First pitch for Monday’s series opener from The Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.