Minnesota Twins defeat Texas Rangers, 4-1

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Twins pitcher Scott Baker emerged from the visiting clubhouse Saturday night, kissed his wife, Leann, and high-fived his two young boys.

It was a scene from the road that hardly seemed possible two months ago, when Baker was in a rut, and the Twins rarely won away from the Metrodome. But Baker has climbed above .500, and the Twins' once abysmal road record is heading in that direction.

Before greeting his family, Baker pitched eight commanding inni...