Minnesota Twins defeat Texas Rangers, 5-3

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — During the All-Star break, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and his coaches retreated to a lake near Brainerd, readying themselves mentally for what they hope is another exhilarating second half.

Gardenhire was literally disconnected for three days, after tipping over on a jet ski with his cell phone in his pocket. Alas, he didn't miss any calls from the front office bringing news of a trade.

By Friday night, as the Twins returned to action with a 5-3 ...