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Texas' Mitch Moreland, left, is tagged out at home by Twins catcher Drew Butera during the second inning. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Twins rally from 7-3 deficit, take lead in ninth to win

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Twins rally from 7-3 deficit, take lead in ninth to win
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Joe Mauer drove in the go-ahead run with a pinch hit double off closer Neftali Feliz in a two-run ninth and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers late Tuesday night.

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Minnesota bounced back from Monday night's 20-6 rout by the Rangers when Texas scored the most runs in the majors this season.

The Twins trailed 8-7 when they put runners on second and third off Feliz (0-2) on Delmon Young's single and Jim Thome's pinch double.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka hit a grounder to shortstop Elvis Andrus, who fumbled the ball for an error as Young scored to tie it at 8.

Mauer, getting a game off on a 101-degree night, lashed a double to left to score pinch runner Jason Repko and put the Twins in front.

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