Rangers tumble in pitcher's duel, 2-1

A pitcher's duel broke out during the Rangers' first game at Target Field, and it was the home team that was left standing.

Colby Lewis went six innings and allowed just two runs, but he also walked four and surprisingly didn't record a strikeout in the Rangers' 2-1 loss to the Twins.

Twins starter Kevin Slowey controlled the Rangers, striking out five and allowing six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Orlando Hudson was a thorn in the side of the Rangers all night, notching three two-strike hits.

Nelson Cruz was not in the starting lineup but pinch hit for Julio Borbon with the bases loaded but hit a fielder's choice to end the threat. Vladimir Guerrero and Josh Hamilton had opened the inning with two straight singles.

With Oakland's win over Detroit on Friday, Texas' lead in the AL West has been cut to a half game.