Minnesota Twins defeat Texas Rangers, 2-1

The Twins have been in first place since April 7, but they have several players they want to see clicking again before anyone gets too giddy.

Kevin Slowey, Jose Mijares and Jon Rauch -- all critical to the team's long-term success -- delivered big performances in some important spots Friday night, as the Twins squeaked past the Rangers 2-1 at Target Field.

Slowey turned in his best start since April 20, Mijares stranded the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and Rau...

How good has the Twins defense been this season?

They entered Friday with 10 errors. The major league team with the next fewest was the Giants with 19. The Tigers and Angels led the AL with 38 apiece.

The Twins have yet to commit an error at shortstop or third base. Zero. The Pirates had 21 errors combined at those two positions, and the Dodgers had 20.

"It's impressive," Twins first baseman Justin Morneau said. "And it's not like they're standing in one spot catc...