Twins take down Houston 6-4 Saturday 05 Aug 13

HOUSTON ASTROS (36-73) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (47-60)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Houston Astros

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10

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8

Minnesota Twins

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6

9

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WINNING PITCHER:  Duensing (4-1, 4.65)

LOSING PITCHER: Harrell (5-12, 5.37)

SAVE:  Perkins (26)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  76 degrees, wind from NW at 14 mph                           TIME OF GAME 3:24                            ATTENDANCE:  38,078

 

HOME RUNS:     Wallace (8, 3rd inning off Gibson, none on, two outs, 1-0 pitch, 403 feet to left-center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

HOUSTON ASTROS

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Erik Bedard

6.0

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6

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104/64

Lucas Harrell (L)

2.0

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51/29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kyle Gibson

3.0

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81/47

Anthony Swarzak

3.0

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46/28

Brian Duensing (W)

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20/14

Casey Fien

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14/10

Glen Perkins (S)

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19/11

ASTROS NOTES:

  • ·    The Astros lost to the Twins tonight for their third straight loss and fourth loss in their last five games…Houston is now 9-13 all-time against the Twins and 5-6 in Minnesota…the Astros are now 30-33 when hitting a home run in a game and 18-36 on the road.
  • ·    Erik Bedard allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six in 6.0 innings…it was his fourth straight start allowing three runs-or-less…he has allowed just six hits in his last 17.1 innings…he has struckout 28 batters in his last 22.1 innings…despite being issued a no-decision in the start tonight, Bedard snapped a streak of five consecutive losses since July 2 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • ·    L.J. Hoes (1-for-4) stole his first career base, swiping second base in the third inning…he has a hit in three straight games and in three of his four games as a member of the Astros.
  • ·    Robbie Grossman (2-for-4) singled in the second and third innings tonight, his 15th straight game reaching base safely…in those 15 games he is hitting .304 (17-for-56) with three doubles, nine walks and three RBI…the singles extended his current hit-streak to six games, batting .500 (10-for-20) in that span.
  • ·    Brandon Barnes (2-for-4) collected his 13th multi-hit game of the season…he has a hit in each of his last three games and in four of his last five games.
  • ·    Jose Altuve (1-for-5) made his return to the Astros lineup today after missing the last two games with hamstring soreness…he extended his current hit-streak to five games tonight, batting .368 (7-for-19) over that span…tonight was his 100th start of the season in the Astros 109th game…since June 22, a span of 16 road games, he is hitting .273 (18-for-66) away from Minute Maid Park.
  • ·    Brett Wallace (1-for-3) hit his eighth home run of the season with a solo shot off Gibson in the third inning…it was his second home run in his last three games and his third home run in his last six games…he has a RBI in five of his last seven games, since July 27 at Toronto…16 of his 24 career home runs have come on the road.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins won their second game in a row and ensure the series win….the Twins are now 14-17-4 in series play this season…the Twins are 13-9 all-time against the Astros and 6-5 in Minnesota…the Twins earned their 24th come-from-behind victory tonight…Minnesota is now 12-6 against the AL West this season and 38-19 when scoring four-or-more runs…the Twins hit two triples in tonight’s game (Dozier and Arica), the first game with multiple triples since September 29, 2012 at Detroit (Revere and Mauer).
  • ·    The Twins had a walk-up crowd of 4,584, the largest walk-up crowd in Target Field’s history…it is the fifth time in Target Field history to have a walk-up crowd of at least 4,000…tonight was the sixth sellout of Target Field this season and the 152nd all-time.
  • ·    Kyle Gibson allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two in 3.0 innings…it was the shortest start of his career…the nine hits were the most since allowing 11 July 4 vs. New York-AL…he has allowed 12 runs in his last 9.1 innings at Target Field (11.57 ERA)…he has allowed a home run in three straight starts after beginning his career without allowing a home run in four starts.
  • ·    Justin Morneau (1-for-3) is hitting .314 (11-for-35) with three home runs, four RBI and three doubles over his last nine games at Target Field.
  • ·    Oswaldo Arcia (2-for-3) hit his second career triple tonight, the other coming on May 9 at Boston…with two hits in the game, he now has back-to-back multi-hit games after going hitless in his previous four games.
  • ·    Clete Thomas (1-for-3) stole home in the second inning after Doug Bernier attempted a steal of second and was caught in a rundown that allowed the delay steal of home…it was the first steal of home by a Twin since Torii Hunter stole home on May 4, 2002 at Detroit.
  • ·    Brian Dozier (2-for-4) extended his current hit-streak to 10-games with a triple in the second inning…over the 10 games he is hitting .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…the triple was his third of the season, which is tied with Aaron Hicks for the Twins lead…he has 38 hits in his last 39 games, 17 of which are doubles…he has 14 doubles since July 1 (26 games), a mark that was tied most in the MLB in that span coming into tonight.
  • ·    Ryan Doumit (2-for-4) extended his current hit streak vs. Houston to 10 games tonight…over those 10 against the Astros he is hitting .371 (13-for-35), since September 25, 2010…he drove in the go-ahead run with a bases loaded single in the seventh inning, his team-leading 10th game-winning RBI…he is a career .372 (29-for-78) hitter with bases loaded.