Jason Castro homered, drove in four runs and scored twice as the Twins hammered the Astros 8-2 in Minneapolis. Byron Buxton tripled in a run and scored during a six-run fourth inning for the Twins, who took three-of-four in the series. Jose Berrios tossed seven innings of two-run ball for the win as he moved to 5-and-1 on the year. Alex Bregman went deep and Tony Kemp knocked in the other run for Houston. Brad Peacock was pounded for seven runs in less than four frames to suffer the loss.
The Twins will hit the road for six straight including three in New York against the Yankees followed by three in Toronto against the Blue Jays. The series in New York will start Friday night with a 6:05 P-M first pitch. Kyle Gibson will face James Paxton.