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MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rough first two innings, Nick Tepesch settled down and cruised through another quality outing to help the

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MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rough first two innings, Nick Tepesch settled down and cruised through another quality outing to help the Texas Rangers stay hot. Orlando Pace Jersey . Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBIs, and the Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon. Tepesch (2-0) gave up both his runs in the first two innings before lasting 6 2-3. He struck out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. "Thats one of the things that made me successful today, to be able to put the first two innings behind me," Tepesch said. "Treat each inning as a new inning." Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multi-hit games. The Rangers have won three straight and five of six after a rough start to the season. "Early in the season everything didnt go the way we wanted it to," Andrus said. "At the same time, we still trust in each other and we knew theres a lot of baseball left. Everyone is feeling well right now as a team." Trevor Plouffe homered and Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who have lost four in a row since climbing two games over .500 on May 21. After Kevin Correia (2-6) set down nine straight, Roughned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo lined back-to-back two-out singles in the fifth. Andrus followed with a double to the gap in left-centre that scored both runners and broke a 2-all tie. "Its two-out hits. Thats been the theme this season," Correia said. "That one pitch or two pitches a game, you make that one pitch and its a world of difference." Gimenez made it 6-2 with a two-run double down the line in left in the eighth off reliever Jared Burton and Texas was on its way to another win. "We just got off to a bad start," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "Im so happy that were finally putting it together as a group." Minnesota had its opening day outfield back together for the first time since the first week of the season. Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia were activated from the disabled list after Sundays game and started alongside centre-fielder Aaron Hicks. But the re-enforcements werent enough to overcome Tepesch, who didnt allow a runner past second base after the second inning. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire knows it might take a few more at-bats before Willingham and Arcia are able to help lift Minnesotas struggling offence. "That can be a huge part of it, driving the baseball and let them get a few at-bats here," Gardenhire said. "It takes a little time, a little different pitching up here than down there." Tepesch dominated Triple-A Round Rock after getting demoted in spring training and has a 2.95 ERA in three big-league starts since being recalled May 14. "Hes shown these three starts what hes capable of doing," Washington said. "But you cant hang your hat on a couple of outings. If hes around here healthy, hes going to get many outings. I just want him to be consistent." Hicks, a career switch-hitter, informed manager Ron Gardenhire before the game that he has decided to only hit from the right side. The struggling prospect is hitting .250 right-handed compared to .149 from the left side. He had two singles Monday. Two replay reviews went against the Twins. Arcia slided into third after a botched play in the outfield in the first, but a review showed third-baseman Adrian Beltre tagging him before his foot reached the base. Gardenhire challenged an out call at first on Willinghams dribbler down the line in the sixth, but the call stood. NOTES: Hicks told Gardenhire before the game he had no confidence swinging from the left side. "He came to me this morning and said he wants to hit right-handed. So, obviously, when a guy has no confidence left-handed, you gotta do what you gotta do," Gardenhire said. ... This was Ron Washingtons 1,186th game as Rangers manager, tied with Bobby Valentine for most in franchise history. ... Texas P Tanner Scheppers, out since April 18 with elbow inflammation, had his first rehab outing on Saturday with Double-A Frisco and will make three more with Triple-A Round Rock before being eligible to return on June 3. ... Choo hopes to return to left field on Tuesday after DHing the last two games with a sore left ankle. ... Phil Hughes (5-1, 3.15 ERA) will try for his fifth consecutive win on Tuesday against the Rangers Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35). Rodger Saffold Jersey . Terry came from Boston along with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce but has appeared in just 35 games after a knee injury, averaging 4.5 points on 36 per cent shooting. Evans was a favourite of fans but not coach Jason Kidd, who used him in just 30 of their 51 games. John Johnson Jersey .Sinclair, from Burnaby, B.C., led the Canadian team with three goals at the four-nation competition. 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Smart has since been fired as coach and replaced by Mike Malone. Pete DAlessandro took over as general manager for Geoff Petrie last week. And new owner Vivek Ranadive has wiped away just about every memory of the Maloofs inside Sacramentos suburban arena as part of the franchises "new era." The Kings can begin adding to that next chapter on the court come Thursday night, when they have the seventh and 36th overall picks in the draft. "I see real potential in this draft," DAlessandro said. The first-time general manager has relied heavily on the scouting he did in Denvers front office and leaned heavily on Malone -- whom DAlessandro jokingly called "a seasoned veteran with two weeks experience" at his introductory news conference -- to decide how that information might translate to the coachs style and Sacramentos needs. DAlessandro also brought over Mike Bratz from the Nuggets to be his assistant general manager. As for filling out the rest of his front office, that will have to wait. "The beauty of this business is you have a network," DAlessandro said. "Its like any business -- you have people that you trust. Even without having a staff, I have the people that I trust in this industry that are excellent." This years draft will shed some insight on what directtion DAlessandro and Malone want to take the team. Kurt Warner Jersey. After making eight straight playoff appearances, the Kings have failed to make the post-season the last seven years and have the second-worst record in the NBA during that span. The franchise had become more frugal each year under the Maloofs, putting pressure on Petrie to find success in the draft, where talent can come cheap. The Kings seemed to channel Petries past success when they took Tyreke Evans with the fourth pick in 2009. Evans turned into the NBA Rookie of the Year, though the combo guard has been saddled with knee injuries and inconsistency ever since, and now hes set to become a restricted free agent. Drafting DeMarcus Cousins fifth in 2010 had the same risk then as signing him to a long-term extension does now: hes a talented centre who could blossom into one of the leagues best big men, but hes also a player who has shown a lack of discipline and defence, getting suspended three times this past season -- twice by the NBA, and once by the team. While getting point guard Isaiah Thomas with the 60th and final pick two years ago might be considered a steal at that slot, the rest of Sacramentos recent draft history has been forgettable. Jimmer Fredette, the former BYU sensation selected 10th overall in 2011, has yet to live up to the hype. Thomas Robinson was such a disappointment after been taken fifth that the Kings traded him to Houston midseason. That missed pick was magnified even more because Damian Lillard, the NBA Rookie of the Year, was drafted by Portland one spot after Robinson. But as with everything else in Sacramento now, the revamped franchise is looking forward and not back. "I think this team is more of a clean canvas," DAlessandro said. "We have some strong pieces in there, but theres a lot we can do to get it in the right direction." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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