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Minnesota Tops Texas 13-6 - Recap

Minnesota got 5 innings of work from Michael Pineda en route to a 13-6 victory over Texas on Thursday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Minnesota was favored by -158 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 12.

Minnesota got 5 innings from Michael Pineda, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. Michael Pineda earned the victory, while the Twins got 3 RBIs from Luis Arraez in the win.

Texas got a 1-inning outing from Shawn Kelley in the loss. He gave up 0 earned runs, 0 walks and 1 hits in his time on the mound, while Willie Calhoun had 2 hits in the loss for the Rangers.

Minnesota enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-13 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Devin Smeltzer who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 7 hits, 1 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.