They say everything is bigger in Texas, but Twins right-hander Cole De Vries' ERA is smaller when he pitches in Arlington.
De Vries made his second start of the year in Texas on Sunday and held the powerful Rangers offense -- which scored 27 total runs in the first three games of the series -- to just two runs in five innings. De Vries' performance helped the Twins cap their road trip with a 6-5 win over Texas, snapping a five-game losing streak.
"It felt great. Obviously, everyone knows this has been a little bit of a rough road trip," De Vries said of Minnesota's 2-8 record on their West Coast swing. "We prevailed today at the end of the road trip. It'll be a good flight back tonight."
For De Vries, it was his first win since June 30, which came in just his fourth career major league start. Since that victory, he was 0-4 with a 5.51 ERA in nine starts and one relief appearance prior to Sunday.
The only other time De Vries faced the Rangers came back on July 8. De Vries allowed...