Twins sweep Astros with the Long Ball 05 Aug 13

HOUSTON ASTROS (36-74) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (48-60)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Houston Astros

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2

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9

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11

Minnesota Twins

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5

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WINNING PITCHER:  Thielbar (2-1, 0.64)

LOSING PITCHER:  Peacock (1-4, 7.25)

SAVE:  Perkins (27)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:13 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  72 degrees, wind from ESE at 4 mph                             TIME OF GAME 3:03                           ATTENDANCE:  34,780

 

HOME RUNS:     Morneau (10, 1st inning off Peacock, one on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 390 feet to right field)

                                 Arcia (7, 7th inning off Peacock, none on, no outs, 3-2 pitch, 395 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

HOUSTON ASTROS

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PITCHES/K

Brad Peacock (L)

7.0

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10

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117/75

Josh Fields

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16/10

Wesley Wright

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3/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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Mike Pelfrey

5.0

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104/60

Josh Roenicke

1.1

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12/10

Caleb Thielbar (W)

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14/5

Jared Burton

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14/10

Glen Perkins (S)

1.0

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16/12

ASTROS NOTES:

  • ·    The Astros lost to the Twins today for their fourth straight loss and fifth loss in their last six games…Houston is now 9-14 all-time against the Twins and 5-7 in Minnesota…the Astros are now 18-37 on the road.
  • ·    Brad Peacock struckout a career-high 10 batters today, tying the Astros season-high for strikeouts by a starter this season (also Jordan Lyles on June 12 at Seattle and Erik Bedard on July 20 vs. Seattle)…he allowed three runs on four hits and two walks with the 10 strikeouts in a career-high 7.0 innings…it marked his first career quality start in his eighth career start.
  • ·    Robbie Grossman (2-for-5) singled twice today, his 16th straight game reaching base safely…in those 16 games he is hitting .311 (19-for-61) with three doubles, nine walks and three RBI…the singles extended his current hit-streak to seven games, batting .480 (12-for-25) in that span.
  • ·    Jose Altuve (1-for-4) stole his 27th and 28th bases of the season today…he has 61 stolen bases since the start of the 2012 season, a mark that is sixth most in the majors in that span…he has seven stolen bases in his last 10 games…he extended his current hit-streak to six games today, batting .348 (8-for-23) over that span…since June 22, a span of 17 road games, he is hitting .271 (19-for-70) away from Minute Maid Park.
  • ·    Brett Wallace (1-for-4) has an RBI in six of his last eight games, since July 27 at Toronto…he put the Astros on the board with an RBI single in the fifth inning today.
  • ·    Chris Carter (1-for-3) drove in his 52nd run of the season with a single in the fifth inning to tie the game 2-2…his 52 RBI this season are second among all Astros…it was his first RBI in six games and just his second hit in those six games.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins won their third game in a row to sweep the Astros and finish the six-game homestand with a record of 3-3….it marked the Twins sixth sweep of the season and first since sweeping the White Sox at Target Field June 18-20…the Twins are 14-9 all-time against the Astros and 7-5 in Minnesota…the Twins earned their 25th come-from-behind victory today, and their third in a row…Minnesota is now 13-6 against the AL West this season.
  • ·    The Twins drew 103,491 fans in the three game series against the Astros and 204,813 fans in the six-game homestand for an average of 34,136 fans per game.
  • ·    Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four in 5.0 innings…Pelfrey is still looking for his first win since July 6, a span of five winless starts…he has tossed at least 5.0 innings in 10 of his last 11 starts.
  • ·    Justin Morneau (2-for-4) hit his 10th home run of the season with a two-run shot off Peacock in the first inning…the 10 homers are now tied with Willingham and Plouffe for the most among Twins this season…he is hitting .333 (13-for-39) with four home runs, six RBI and three doubles over his last 10 games at Target Field…he has had double-digit home run totals in nine of his 11 seasons in the majors (4 HR in 40 games in 2003, 4 HR in 69 games in 2011)…three of his 10 home runs this season have come in 16 games since the All-Star break.
  • ·    Chris Herrmann (0-for-2) made his second career outfield assist getting Dominguez at first base after a flyout…the Twins lead the majors with 32 outfield assists this season.
  • ·    Oswaldo Arcia (1-for-3) hit his seventh home run of the season with a solo shot in the seventh inning off Peacock to put the Twins up 3-2…it was his first home run since June 22, a span of 84 at-bats…he has a hit in all three of his games since his recall, batting .417 (5-for-12) in those three games.
  • ·    Brian Dozier (0-for-4) snapped his career-high 10-game hit-streak going 0-for-4 today…over the 10 games he hit .304 (14-for-46) with six doubles, a triple, a home run, four walks and five RBI…he has four hit-streaks of at least six games this season.
  • ·    Joe Mauer (1-for-3) snapped a personal 0-for-last-11 with a two-out double in the eighth inning…it was his 32nd double of the season, which are the most in a single season since having 43 doubles in 2010.
  • ·    Jared Burton extended his scoreless inning streak to 12.1 with a perfect eighth inning, collecting two strikeouts.
  • ·    Glen Perkins recorded his 27th save of the season…he is tied with Matt Capps for 10th on the Twins all-time saves list with 45 career saves…his 27 saves in 2013 are the most in a single season by a Twin since Nathan had 47 saves in 2009.