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Buxton, Maeda, Twins win 4th in row; Texas skid hits 6

Maeda allowed two runs on five hits in 5⅓ innings.
Credit: AP
Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, left, tries to tag Minnesota Twins Andrelton Simmons, right, who reached second on a double in the sixth inning at a baseball game Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Byron Buxton launched a two-run home run into the second deck beyond left field eight pitches into the game and Kenta Maeda earned his first win since May 3 as the Minnesota Twins beat the reeling Texas Rangers 4-2 Sunday for their fourth straight win to match a season high. 

Maeda allowed two runs on five hits in 5⅓ innings. Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning for the Rangers, who have lost six straight games and 19 of their last 22.