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Astros condemn Twins to 6th straight loss

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Trey Mancini homered for the second straight game, a three-round shot that lifted the Houston Astros to a 6-3 victory and a sweep of the flagging Minnesota Twins in the three-game series on Thursday.

Mancini, who hit a two-run homer Wednesday, has six homers and 16 RBIs in 18 games since he was traded from Baltimore.

The Twins have lost six straight, their worst losing streak of the season, and finished 0-6 this season against AL West-leading Houston.

The game was tied 1-1 in the first inning when Mancini hit his home run off Chris Archer (2-7), depositing the ball between the left-field seats.

Jeremy Peña hit an RBI double with two outs in the eighth, giving Houston a 6-3 lead.

Venezuelan Luis García (11-8) received five hits and three runs in five innings, during which he prescribed five strikeouts, to string together his third win. Rafael Montero struck out an opponent during a scoreless ninth inning to reach eight saves.

For the Twins, Venezuelan Luis Arráez 3-0 with an RBI. Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa 4-0, José Miranda 4-1. The Dominicans Jorge Polanco 3-1 with a run scored and one produced, Gary Sánchez 3-1 with a run scored, Gilberto Celestino 3-1. Colombian Gio Urshela 3-2.

For the Astros, Cubans José Altuve 3-3 with a run scored, Yuli Gurriel 4-2, Yordan Álvarez 4-0. Puerto Rican Christian Vázquez 3-2 with one run scored and one produced. The Dominican Peña 4-1 with an RBI. Honduran Mauricio Dubón 4-0.

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