Jun 7, 2014 at 6:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dallas Keuchel shut out Minnesota for six innings, George Springer hit his 11th home run and the Houston Astros held on to beat the Twins 5-4 Friday night.
Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez also homered off Phil Hughes (6-2), who lost for the first time in nine starts.
Danny Santana hit his first career home run, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off reliever Tony Sipp as the Twins tried to rally late.
After the first pitch was delayed 1 hour, 21 minutes, by a storm that never arrived, Keuchel (7-3) struck out six and won for the fifth time in his last six starts.
Springer drove a pitch from Hughes that was down and away off the plate an estimated 402 feet to the opposite field in the sixth to give Houston a 5-0 lead.
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