The Texas Rangers downed the Twins 8-0 Friday night to hand Minnesota their 4th straight loss and 9th loss in their last 10 games.  Matt Harrison threw 8 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed to get the win.  Sam Deduno allowed 11 hits and 7 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-2.  Ryan Doumit, Trevor Plouffe, and Jamey Carroll each had 1 hits for the Twins.

Minnesota drops to 51-74 and will play at Texas again today at 3:05, pregame on WJON at 2:35.

Major League Baseball suspended Twins' pitcher Scott Diamond for throwing behind Josh Hamilton Thursday night despite both Diamond and Hamilton saying it wasn't intentional.  Diamond is appealing the 6-game suspension.