MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins were downed by the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 at Target Field on Friday night.

The Twins fall to 44-51 overall this season. Tampa Bay continue their recent resurgance and now stand at 45-53 overall.

Trevor Plouffe put the Twins on the board with a two-run homer in the third. Evan Longoria led the rays with three RBIs in the contest.

Both teams will face off again at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday. You can hear the Twins all season long on AM1240 WJON.