Josh Willingham, out for two games with a stiff neck, started in left field and batted cleanup for the Twins, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. But being back in the lineup and making it through the game was key for Willingham. "As long as I keep progressing, I should be out there," said Willingham, one of only eight players to hit 30 homers this season. Denard Span also returned to the lineup after nine games with a collarbone injury, leading off and going 1-for-5 while manning center field. Rangers: Getting back to full strength
Texas could get Michael Young back on Sunday. He has missed the past two days on paternity leave after his wife Cristina gave birth to their third son on Thursday. On the health front, the Rangers are expected to activate Koji Uehara off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since June 10 with a strained lat muscle in his right ribcage. Also, infielder Mike Olt has been dealing with some plantar fasciitis in his right heel. He did not start on Saturday with a left-hander on the mound for the Twins, but was available off the bench. Worth noting
The Rangers are a season-high 34 games over .500. After Sunday's finale, the Rangers will welcome the Rays into town, while the Twins head home for a four-game set against the Mariners.