Saturday's Twins-Astros game recap

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

The Twins ended a three skid with a 4-2 victory at Minute Maid Park on Saturday with the pitching carrying the load. The Twins pounded out eleven hits and walked four times with Brian Dozier smacking a solo jack while Eddie Rosario went 2-4 with a pair of RBI's.Kyle Gibson gets Sunday's start for the Minnesota Twins for his first meeting with the Houston Astros since 2015. His leadoff homer set the stage for Minnesota's 4-2 win Saturday night, which snapped the club's three-game slide and its seven-game losing streak against the Astros. If the first two games are any indication, we could see Dozier have another special second half. In 29 games, the infielder is hitting.290/.333/.403. The ball rolled away from Altuve who dived to stop the dribbler, but it trickled into right field, plating two runs and gave Minnesota a 4-2 lead.

"The traffic early may have led to him (Musgrove) just having to work so hard every inning", said manager A.J. Hinch. "We had every chance to break things open a little bit or at least make it a little bit closer but they won the big at bats".

With an implied total of 5.00 runs tonight, the Astros provide some appealing fantasy value. numberFire's models project Reddick to score 11.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,300, so he's worth targeting on Friday.

Gibson has been immune to Minnesota's recent issues with Houston, going 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four career starts versus the Astros. Keuchel last pitched in a major league game on June 2nd.

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