Minnesota Twins defeat Texas Rangers, 5-3

The Twins continue to look for pitching help as today's deadline nears to trade for players who have cleared waivers.

Their lips are sealed on whether they are discussing a deal with the Cubs for righthander Rich Harden or whether they have placed a claim on righthander Brad Penny, who has been placed on release waivers by Boston.

Indications on Sunday were that the Twins were looking into trades involving pitchers other than Penny and Harden.

Penny is believed to...

There were big blows all over the AL Central on Sunday. But the Twins stayed in the race thanks to a couple of balls that didn't leave the infield.

Carlos Gomez broke for home and scored on Mike Redmond's chopper to first in the eighth for the go-ahead run, then Nick Punto's squeeze bunt scored another run to give the Twins a 5-3 victory over Texas.

With five weeks left in the regular season, the Twins sit 4 1/2 games behind the Tigers, which means they need to play ...