MLB: Texas 4, Minnesota 1

April 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 (UPI) -- Matt Harrison continued a strong showing by the Texas starting corps Friday by working eight innings in the Rangers' 4-1 victory over Minnesota.

Harrison (2-0) scattered seven hits while throwing 111 pitches. He struck out four and walked two.

No Texas starter has lost a game this season. The only two setbacks suffered by the Rangers have been charged to closer Joe Nathan.

Texas overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a three-run fourth, during which the first four batters reached base.

Adrian Beltre and Michael Young had RBI singles in the inning and David Murphy drove in the third run with a sacrifice fly. Ian Kinsler added his fourth homer of the year in the seventh.

Anthony Swarzak (0-2) took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits over seven innings. Minnesota was coming off its first two wins of the season, both against the Los Angeles Angels.

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