Santana's bat, Gibson's arm lead Twins over Astros - NBC Sports

Santana's bat, Gibson's arm lead Twins over Astros
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 7, 2014, 5:48 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday.

Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his batting average to .373.

Gibson (5-5) scattered three hits and three walks while striking out five, allowing only one runner to reach second base. He was especially effective at keeping the ball on the ground -he induced 12 groundball outs, including the last nine batters he retired.

Scott Feldman (3-4) was chased in the second inning as the Twins jumped to a 3-0 lead. Feldman walked two, hit a batter and was stung by two infield errors that inning.

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