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Mike Trout launched a three-run homer

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota’s pitchers were struggling with the strike zone http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-vince-coleman-jersey , the Twins‘ hitters were teeing off.Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota’s third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday.Max Kepler and Jake Cave also connected as Minnesota won for the fifth time in six games. The Twins bashed 13 homers while taking three of four from the Tigers.“It’s one of those things, hitting’s contagious,” said Cave, who reached the second deck in center with his solo drive in the fourth.“Guys are hitting home runs, Kepler hits a home run in the same inning that I did. So when you got a guy who hits a home run in front of you, gives you a little cushion, then you get to a 3-2 count, it kind of helps you to be able to put your best swing on the ball.”Unlike Cave and Kepler, Rosario didn’t have a full count, but the result was the same. Behind 0-2 after two swings-and-misses leading off the eighth, Rosario launched the third fastball he saw from Alex Wilson (1-4) into the right field seats for his 22nd homer.“The ball flies here. You make mistakes up, that’s what these guys do. They’ve got some swingers Orlando Cepeda Jersey ,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.Minnesota has 15 homers on its homestand. But the Twins walked 22 batters during the four-game series against the Tigers, and it nearly cost them Sunday.Minnesota led 4-1 after the homers by Kepler and Cave. The Twins appeared to be cruising before Jake Odorizzi walked consecutive batters in the sixth, loading the bases with no outs.“It was the same command issues that were kind of haunting me all day,” Odorizzi said. “I was behind a lot of counts, even in the middle innings when I was going good. I just need to execute a little bit better.”Matt Magill then came in and walked Niko Goodrum on four pitches, forcing in a run. After Victor Martinez bounced into a run-scoring double play, Jim Adduci hit a tying RBI single.Trevor Hildenberger (3-3) relieved Taylor Rogers in the eighth and got James McCann on a grounder with two on to end the inning. He worked a scoreless ninth despite pinch-hitter Victor Reyes‘ leadoff single and a walk to Jose Iglesias.WHEN THEY GO HIGH .Wilson’s last two pitches to Rosario were high. The first drew a bad swing and a miss from Rosario. The second? Not so much.“I don’t know if he was guessing neck-high fastball again, but he guessed right,” Twins manager Paul Molitor quipped.BULLPEN DAYTigers reliever Buck Farmer allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings in his first start this season. He got the nod after the Tigers realized Jacob Turner didn’t meet a 10-day wait requirement after being designated for assignment this month. On Saturday night, the Tigers said Turner would be called up from Triple-A to start.Zac Reininger gave up the homers to Kepler and Cave before Daniel Stumpf threw two hitless innings.“Our pitchers did what we hoped. They gave us an opportunity,” Gardenhire said.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Iglesias returned to the lineup after a few days off to rest a bruised right thumb. Iglesias hurt the thumb on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and started Wednesday before being shut down, although he made one appearance off the bench.Twins: Molitor said RHP Ervin Santana would see a hand specialist on Tuesday about the recurring finger discomfort that sidelined him for much of the season. Santana, who went on the 10-day DL on Sunday http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-keith-hernandez-jersey , had surgery on his right middle finger in February.UP NEXTTigers: Open a two-game interleague series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Jordan Zimmermann (5-5) takes the mound for Detroit for his 18th start of the season.Twins: Top prospect Stephen Gonsalves will make his major league debut on Monday against the Chicago White Sox. The left-hander, a fourth-round draft pick by the Twins in 2013, went 9-3 for Triple-A Rochester this year with a 2.96 ERA. HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch said the top of the eighth inning on Saturday night was one of the ugliest innings the Astros have had all season.The bottom half of the inning was easily one of the team’s best innings of the year.Justin Verlander struck out 11 in six dominant innings, Jose Altuve capped a nine-run eighth with a two-run homer, and the Houston Astros rallied for a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.“It happened fast,” Hinch said. “Just guys doing their part and then we got a little fortunate that they made a mistake. A lot of quality at-bats, one mistake, a lot of key hits, three or four walks led to a huge inning.”After the Angels scored five times in the top of the eighth, Yuli Gurriel, Brian McCann and Evan Gattis each hit RBI singles off of Ty Buttrey (0-1) to close the lead to 5-4.“They found holes and they capitalized on some mistakes I made on some pitches,” Buttrey said. “There’s not much you can do in that situation but control what you can control.”With the bases loaded and one out, pinch-hitter Tyler White hit a chopper to third baseman Taylor Ward Bob Gibson Jersey , whose throw sailed into right field for an error and allowed two runs to score.“I was trying to get to first base as fast as possible,” White said. “I know we needed that run. That’s not really how you draw it up, but it got the job done. It got the runs in.”Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels had timing on their side on White’s chopper, but the throw got away from Ward.“He just lost it up and away,” Scioscia said. “It’s like we said, he’s got to experience a lot of things. He’s playing in a big ballpark against a team that’s in first place and he’ll make that play next time.”George Springer followed with a two-run single off of Blake Parker. Altuve, who led off the inning with a walk, launched a two-run homer onto the train tracks in left field.“I looked over at Dallas (Keuchel), and I was like ‘You know, they could easily hand us this game,'” Gattis said. “I think everyone on this team believes that and knows that we are never out of it.”The AL West-leading Astros remain 3½ games ahead of Oakland.Verlander allowed one hit and hit one batter in six innings. The right-hander retired the last 15 batters he faced after allowing Justin Upton’s single to lead off the second, including ten by strikeout.“I kept trying to attack the zone and be the aggressor,” Verlander said. “Those tight ballgames http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-willie-mcgee-jersey , one pitch can kill you. I was just trying to execute. I had good fastball control. I was able to use my off speed effectively when I needed to. I kept them off-balanced.”Verlander reached double digits in strikeouts for the third straight outing and has 12 such games this season. He set a career high with 280 strikeouts, besting the 269 he had in 2009.Houston’s pitching staff broke a major league record by striking out 1,615 batters this season, reaching the mark when Roberto Osuna fanned Sherman Johnson to lead off the ninth. The Astros have eight games remaining.The Angels jumped on the Astros’ bullpen in the eighth. Francisco Arcia tied the game at 1 with an RBI double off Hector Rondon, and Mike Trout launched a three-run homer to left-center off Joe Smith. Andrelton Simmons added an RBI double.Collin McHugh (6-2) earned the win after getting the final two outs in the top of the eighth.Gattis hit an RBI single in the fourth to put the Astros ahead.Jaime Barria allowed one run on four hits in five innings.TROUT’S HOME RUN BARRAGETrout homered in his third straight game and fifth home run in his last six games. He now has 38 on the season, three shy of his career-high 41 he hit in 2015.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: 1B Jose Fernandez left with a bruised right hand after being hit by a 96-mph fastball from Verlander in the first inning. X-rays were negative. The pitch was the 14th of the at-bat. Jefry Marte replaced Fernandez.UP NEXTRHP Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.15 ERA) starts the series finale Sunday against LHP Tyler Skaggs (8-8, 3.69). Morton is on a three-game winning streak and has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last three starts. Skaggs is making his second start since coming off the disabled list after throwing three scoreless innings in his last outing Tuesday at the Athletics.
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