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Kirilloff homers and Twins get strong relief pitching to edge the skidding Rangers 3-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning and Minnesota retired 15 of the last 16 hitters as the Twins edged the slumping Texas Rangers 3-2 on Friday night. Carlos Correa, Christian Vázquez and Jose Miranda each had two hits for the Twins, who won their third straight since snapping a seven-game losing streak. Corey Seager hit a two-run homer in the first, but the Rangers were blanked the rest of the way. Texas has lost 11 of its last 13 and has failed to score more than four runs in a game during the skid. “You're not going to win a game unless you get a hit with men on base,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said. “You can't just rely on the longball and we didn't