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Twins take series opener in Houston

Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, right, watches his two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Houston. Photo: (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, right, watches his two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Houston.

April 22, 2019 11:24 PM

Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Astros on Monday night.

Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had RBI singles around Polanco's two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Twins built a 7-1 lead. Polanco homered in the eighth.

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C.J. Cron put Minnesota ahead with a two-run double in the first, and Jason Castro led off the second with a home run that boosted the lead to 3-0.

Jake Odorizzi (2-2) won his second straight start, allowing two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Houston has lost four of five since a 10-game winning streak. Brad Peacock (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in six innings. Following a pair of relief appearances, he made his first start since April 7.

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