NEW YORK -- Brian Dozier remains the brightest light in yet another dismal season for the Minnesota Twins.Dozier extended his career-best hitting streak to 20 games with an infield single in Friday nights 3-0 loss to the New York Mets and Bartolo Colon.At the end of the day, kind of doesnt mean anything, to be honest with you, Dozier said.Minnesota is a major league-worst 55-93, losing 92 games or more for the fifth time in six seasons. Dozier, whose 41 home runs rank second in the majors behind Mark Trumbos 42 for Baltimore, watched across the field with envy as the Mets pursued an NL wild card.The opportunity to kind of learn these last couple of weeks, to see these teams and how they play when they are in the running for something special, thats what you have to take from these games right now, he said.The 43-year-old Colon (14-7) won for the fourth time in five decisions, allowing three singles in seven innings. Rookie pitcher Jose Berrios singled softly to right in the third in his first big league plate appearance, and Dozier reached on a slow bouncer to third that left Jose Reyes with no throw. Colon then retired Jorge Polanco on a flyout to escape a bases-loaded jam.Polanco singled in the sixth for the Twins last hit. Jeurys Familia worked around a pair of walks in the ninth to complete the three-hitter, retiring pinch-hitter Kennys Vargas on a flyout to deep left for his 49th save in 53 chances.Really, we hit one ball hard, said Minnesotas Paul Molitor, managing on the 20th anniversary of his 3,000th hit.Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit consecutive home runs against Berrios in the third, and Yoenis Cespedes added an RBI single in the seventh off Pat Light.The 22-year-old Berrios (2-7) was 2 when Colon made his big league debut in April 1997. Berrios allowed two runs and four hits in four innings and has given up 12 home runs in 48 2/3 innings. He dropped to 0-6 in seven starts since beating Cleveland on Aug. 1 in his return from the minors.After walking the bases loaded in the first, Berrios retired T.J. Rivera on an inning-ending flyout.I went over and I told him it might not be the prettiest zero youve ever put up, but it was a zero and regroup and get yourself back out there, Molitor said.WAY BACK WHENBerrios said the hit was his first since high school.It was a beautiful moment, he added. It was something that you sometimes dream about.DIFFERENT TYPE OF JAMMinnesotas second bus from its hotel arrived at Citi Field about 2 hours, 40 minutes ahead of game time after getting stuck in traffic.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: Joe Mauer, a DH on Thursday after missing four games due to a sore quadriceps, started at first base and went 0 for 1 with three walks. ... C Kurt Suzuki took a foul ball to the mask with Curtis Granderson batting in the seventh. 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Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. AUSTIN, Texas -- Tevin Mack powered over two defenders for a tough layup, hit the floor and picked himself up to flex his muscles and smile.Mack was back and so was No. 23 Texas.The sophomore forward scored 14 points after returning from a one-game suspension, and the Longhorns used a big second half to roll over Louisiana-Monroe 80-59 on Monday night.Im just glad we came back with a win, Mack said. I had a little bit of nerves, but I fought through that real quick.The Longhorns were back to full strength with the return of Mack and guard Kerwin Roach Jr. from one-game suspensions for offseason rules violations, giving Texas (2-0) some of the muscle, speed and depth it lacked in a sloppy season-opening win over Incarnate Word . Neither started Monday night but both were on the court within minutes of the opening tip.Mack made four 3-pointers and Roach had 11 points and two assists.I was excited to be back on the court and not on the bench, Roach said. We want to get out and run.Louisiana-Monroe (1-1) cut Texas lead to 46-40 on a 3-pointer from Jordan Harris before the Longhorns responded with a 16-4 run. Kendal Yancy scored five straight points, made a 3-pointer and threw down a dunk in transition that made it 62-44 with just under 8 minutes left.Texas defense took over from there. Louisiana-Monroe struggled to penetrate and the Longhorns bigger players constantly pushed the Warhawks further out on the edge than they wanted to be.Texas guard Andrew Jones said coach Shaka Smart pushed the Longhorns on defense after their season opener.Coach really encouraged us to be aggressive. Be dogs, Jones said.Yancy finished with 12 points and Jones scored 12 and had a team-high four assists. Texas freshman forward Jarrett Allen followed a double-double in his debut with eight points and three rebounds.Marvin Jean-Pierre scored 13 for Louisiana-Monnroe, which shot just 30 percent.ddddddddddddBIG PICTURELouisiana-Monroe: The Warhawks tried to punch above their weight in the Big 12 but missed their chance at an upset. Early 3-point shooting built a short-lived lead, but Texas size and speed eventually took over.Our program has had length the last two years at our level, and after seeing the Longhorns tonight, I miss it, coach Keith Richard said. They forced us out just a step or two from where we needed to be.Texas: A much smoother performance after the struggle against Incarnate Word. Getting Roach and Mack back in the lineup gave Texas more options to attack both inside and out. Smart even used a four-guard, up-tempo attack that hell want to build on before the start of Big 12 play.POLL IMPLICATIONSTexas slid down two spots in the AP Top 25 after its opener. This one should give voters more confidence.INSIDE THE BOXSCORETexas was shaky from the free throw line (13 of 21) and got outrebounded (43-41). But the Longhorns shot 50 percent, blocked five shots and didnt give the ball away, committing just five turnovers.The addition of Mack and Roach also kept Texas fresh. Four Longhorns played 32 minutes or more in the season opener. No one got more than 24 minutes against Louisiana-Monroe.They were able to get a break. You can play harder that way, Smart said.HE SAID ITSmart on getting players to focus on defense: Its like my (5-year-old) daughter, I tell her its really important you take a bath tonight, and she doesnt think its important.UP NEXTLouisiana-Monroe: The Warhawks road trip takes them to the Pac-12 with Thursdays game at Colorado.Texas: The Longhorns host Eastern Washington on Thursday.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '