Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/24/12
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As if Minnesota's offense hasn't struggled enough over the past few weeks, the Twins were nearly no-hit by Rangers starter Matt Harrison.Trevor Plouffe's single with two outs in the seventh inning finally broke up Harrison's no-hit bid, but the Twins could muster only one more hit against Harrison and three total hits the entire night as Texas topped Minnesota 8-0.After Plouffe singled to left to break up Harrison's no-hitter, the Rangers crowd gave Harrison a standing ovation as Twins infielder Jamey Carroll stepped into the batter's box. Carroll responded by singling to right field. But Harrison got Alexi Casilla to ground out for the third out of the inning and breezed through a perfect eighth inning to complete his night.It appeared Harrison's no-hitter might end earlier in the seventh inning as Minnesota's Ryan Doumit sent a shot to shallow left field. But Rangers left fielder David Murphy dove and made a highlight-reel catch to preserve Harrison's no-hitter.That, Harrison said...
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