The Texas Rangers wasted right-hander Alexi Ogando’s second consecutive capable start.

Ogando allowed three runs in six innings. He has given up seven runs, five earned, in 13 innings in his last two starts, but the Rangers lost both games.

“There are certain things you can’t really control,” said Ogando, speaking through an interpreter. “You have to pitch your game and try to do as much as you can as a pitcher.”

Ogando suffered for two mistakes.

He turned passive against Josh Willingham and walked him twice. Willingham, who had two homers in the series, went on to score each time.

“It was being too careful and too cautious,” Ogando said.

After walking Willingham with two outs in the sixth, Ogando threw a first-pitch slider to Justin Morneau. The plan was to put the pitch down and inside, out of the strike zone. Instead, the pitch stayed over the heart of the plate, and Morneau drove it for a two-run homer that gave the Twins a 3-0 lead.