MINNEAPOLIS Vance Worley is still looking for that elusive first win in a Twins uniform.
The right-hander labored through five innings Thursday against the Texas Rangers and exited with his team down 2-0. Minnesota couldn't rally against Texas rookie Nick Tepesch, however, and Worley was hit with his third loss of the season as the Twins fell 2-1.
Worley now 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in his first five starts as a Twin, but his last two outings have been signs of progress. Last time out prior to Thursday, Worley allowed just one run in seven innings in a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Worley earned a no-decision in that game but struck out a season-high seven batters while walking just two.
Thursday's outing wasn't quite as impressive for Worley, but his team still had a chance when he left after five innings. Worley struck out three Rangers batters and allowed six hits. The first run came in the second inning when Nelson Cruz singled home Adrian Beltre. In that inning, W...