Minnesota Twins defeat Texas Rangers, 9-6

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - We interrupt today's Favre-a-thon to bring you an update about a Twin Cities baseball team that's trying to remain relevant.

All signs point to meaningless September games for the Twins. Starting pitching is letting them down. They are dealing with illness and injuries at the wrong time.

Yet the players will never admit that it's time to start planning October vacations.

"We have too many guys in here with too much pride not to play hard," outfi...

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Anthony Swarzak will start Thursday, hopefully. Brian Duensing will start Saturday, probably.

Three-fifths of the Twins' starting rotation is on the disabled list, with lefthander Francisco Liriano landing there Monday because of a tired arm.

Starters have been under siege, as opponents have scored eight or more runs 18 times since the All-Star break. In three games before Tuesday, starters lasted 2, 2 1/3 and 4-plus innings.

"It goes in waves,'...