The Twins fell to the Rangers 5-4 in a matinee Thursday afternoon at Target Field. The Rangers took three out of four games from the Twins in the series, and Minnesota is now 24-27 on the season.

Oswaldo Arcia continued his hot hitting for Minnesota, going 3-5 to raise his average to .257 on the season, and Josh Willingham was 2-3 with three RBI, including a two run home run.

The Twins begin a series with the Yankees in New York Friday night. Ricky Nolasco (2-5) gets the start for Minnesota opposite New York’s Vidal Nuno (1-1) at 6:05.