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2015 Schedule
69-65, 2nd in AL Cent
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Astros blank Twins (0:42)
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Houston gets past Twins, 8-0

Astros Hank Conger hit a grand slam as they soared pass the Twins. Collin McHugh gave up seven hits and struck out six in picking up his second straight win. He has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last six starts. Box score

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George Springer returns to the lineup leading off and playing right field as the #Astros kick off a weekend series against the Twins. First pitch from Minute Maid Park at 7:10 on ROOT SPORTS, MLB Network, MLBN.TV and SportsTalk 790. The roof is closed.

How will Twins cope without closer?

Minnesota's decision to leave the injured Glen Perkins at home for the team's upcoming extended road trip raised eyebrows. After all, the Twins are only 1.5 games behind the second AL wild-card spot.

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Twins' fate rests on Byron Buxton

In his initial call-up, it was obvious the rookie sensation wasn't ready for the big leagues. Now he has no choice. His speed and range in center field is undeniable, but it's his bat that could hinder the Twins' playoff chances. Playoff X-factors (Insider)

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Your first place #Astros face the Twins at Minute Maid Park for three games starting tonight. The pitching rotation for the series is Collin McHugh (tonight), Lance McCullers (Saturday) and Dallas Keuchel (Sunday). Come on out and show your #HTownPride at the ballpark this holiday weekend!

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Most important series this weekend (1:39)

Relief duo feeling heat without Perkins?

Closer Glen Perkins told reporters Thursday he could "barely walk" due to back spasms. While he recovers, how much more pressure will recent bullpen additions Kevin Jepsen and Neal Cotts shoulder? MLB rumors roundup

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Twins in or out? (2:46)

Miguel Sano not wasting time

The Twins' youngster took only 51 games to hit 15 home runs. Only Albert Pujols reached that mark in fewer games among players 22 years old or younger.

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It's an #Astros off day today. Can't wait to be back in action tomorrow night against the Twins at Minute Maid Park.

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White Sox leading Twins

Jeff Samardzija has two walks and 0 K's, but he's also got a 0 where it matters: Earned runs. The White Sox have a 1-0 lead in the third inning over the Twins, who are a game back of the second AL wild card. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs57912th
Batting Average.24824th
On Base Percentage.30329th
Slugging Percentage.40015th
Earned Run Average4.1922nd
Quality Starts6024th
WHIP1.3424th
BAA.27226th

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