Minnesota Twins Drop Game Two In Houston


Back to reality, Twins fans. The Minnesota Twins went into Tuesday’s game winning two in a row and apparently that’s where the ‘streak’ ends. The two-game set was demolished by a tune of 10-4 on Tuesday night after a not so shabby outing from Yohan Pino.

Pino allowed seven runs in 4.1 innings of work. After the game, manager Ron Gardenhire said Pino would still be in the rotation. Personally, I wouldn’t be so sure with Ricky Nolasco soon to return.

The Twins had three scoring plays on the night and all three were home runs. Minnesota actually held an early lead in the game when Oswaldo Arcia hit a solo jack in the second inning, but Houston went on to score 10 unanswered runs.

Minnesota finally answered in a mini-comeback attempt in the ninth inning when Kennys Vargas hit a solo shot of his own and then Oswaldo Arcia hit another homer, this time a two-run shot. The scoring stopped right there for the Twins though.

The Twins notched eight hits in the ballgame with only Oswaldo Arcia getting multiple hits, his two home runs.

It’s fairly uncommon for a player to hit two home runs in a game, it’s even more uncommon to have two players hit two home runs in a game, but that happen on Tuesday. Arcia did it for the Twins while Chris Carter knocked out two dingers for the ‘Stros. Carter’s home runs were two-run and three-run shots. Carter was 2-for-4 on the night with 5 RBI.

Here’s the boxscore from the Tuesday night loss.