Texas Rangers defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-3

Now maybe the Twins won't have to make a trade to win the American League Central Division if Carlos Gomez continues to hit like he has in the past six games, going 9-for-18.

Gomez, who was hitting only .103 through April 17, has raised his average to .244.

The only explanation from Gomez, who was the most valuable player the Twins received in the deal that sent ace pitcher Johan Santana to the New York Mets, for not hitting better has been that he needs to play more...

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - There was nothing ordinary about Sunday night's Twins game, unless you're used to seeing a call overturned by replay, an unassisted double play, a home run by Nick Punto and six fruitless at-bats by Joe Mauer.

And so it figured that in the 12th inning, the Twins would call upon knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to face Ian Kinsler, and Dickey would throw a fastball -- not a knuckleball -- and watch Kinsler smash it for a home run.

Kinsler, who also led off...