SCORECARD

THIRD INNING

Twins: Eduardo Nunez homered to left off Houston starter Scott Kazmir.

Twins 1, Houston 0

FOURTH INNING

Twins: Eduardo Escobar doubled to left. Brian Dozier walked. Trevor Plouffe was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Eddie Rosario struck out. Torii Hunter was hit by a pitch, scoring Escobar; Dozier went to third and Plouffe to second. Nunez grounded out to second, scoring Dozier.

Twins 3, Houston 0

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Altuve 2b 5 0 2 0 0 1 .310

Lowrie 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225

Gattis dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .241

Rasmus rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .227

Gomez cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .198

Valbuena 1b 1 0 0 0 3 0 .212

Gonzalez ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .264

Castro c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .220

Conger pr-c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .215

Marisnick lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .227

Carter ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .182

Totals 33 0 6 0 4 10

TWINS AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Buxton cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .213

Escobar ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .257

Dozier 2b 3 1 0 0 1 2 .243

Plouffe 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .245

Rosario rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .272

Hunter dh 2 0 0 1 0 0 .233

Nunez 3b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .269

Suzuki c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240

Robinson lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .261

Totals 26 3 3 3 2 7

Houston 000 000 000 — 0 6 0

Twins 001 200 00x — 3 3 1

E—Nunez (3). LOB—Houston 10, Twins 3. 2B—Castro (19), Escobar (22). HR—Nunez (3), off Kazmir. RBI—Hunter (64), Nunez 2 (17). DP—Houston 1.

HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Kazmir L, 7-9 7 3 3 3 1 6 100 2.45

Qualls 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 3.67

TWINS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Gibson W, 9-9 5 2/3 4 0 0 3 4 111 3.82

Duensing H, 6 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 3 4.58

Perkins H, 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 2.55

May H, 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 3.92

Jepsen S, 9-13 1 2 0 0 1 2 31 2.44

Inherited runners-scored—Duensing 2-0. HBP—by Kazmir (Plouffe, Tor.Hunter). Umpires—Home, Ben May; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Mark Ripperger; Third, Bill Miller. T—2:49. A—28,636 (39,021).