Minnesota Twins postgame report: Twins complete sweep over Texas Rangers

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 18: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates a run with Luis Arraez #2 in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 18, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 18: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates a run with Luis Arraez #2 in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 18, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 18: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates a run with Luis Arraez #2 in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 18, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 18: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates a run with Luis Arraez #2 in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 18, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep over the Texas Rangers on Sunday to wrap up a successful six-game road trip.

In a season that has been full of firsts for the franchise, the Minnesota Twins checked another item off the list on Sunday afternoon. With their 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers, the Twins completed a four-game sweep over Texas for the first time in franchise history and wrapped up their six-game road trip with a record of 5-1.

The win was a big one for the Twins, who continue to fight with the Cleveland Indians for the lead in the American League Central. The Indians picked up an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees, but with the Twins able to get the win, their lead stayed at 2 1/2 games over the Indians.

While there were downs such as Max Kepler‘s departure due to heat illness and another rough outing by Sam Dyson, the win was a good one for Minnesota as they try to squeeze every win out of the schedule in a pennant chase.

To get the much-needed victory, the Twins stepped up in several areas. That included a great gameplan against Rangers starter Lance Lynn, a solid effort by the Twins bullpen and a clutch triple by Jorge Polanco that blew the game open and sent the Twins back to Target Field on a positive note before opening next week’s series with the Chicago White Sox.

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