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Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

The starting pitcher was perfect through four innings and held the Twins hitless into the eighth inning, allowing just one hit and two walks with five strikeouts.

By the numbers

4 The number of Twins pitchers who have left the mound with an injury midgame, including Danny Coulombe on Tuesday, all in the past 32 days.

7 Consecutive games in which Houston shortstop Jeremy Pena has recorded at least a hit.