Skip to main content

Astros blast Hughes, Twins to take the series

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Minnesota Twins 4

Houston Astros 16

It can't get much uglier than it did on Wednesday night as the Minnesota Twins were blown away by the Houston Astros 16-4 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

1. Hughes hit hard again

It was another rough and ugly start for Twins starter Phil Hughes (1-5). Hughes lasted just two innings and gave up six runs, including a leadoff home run to Jose Altuve.

2. Twins pitchers in shambles

Ervin Santana appears to be headed back from the disabled list and not a moment too soon. The Twins pitching staff is struggling at nearly unprecedented levels.

After giving up 16 earned runs on 14 hits, including three home runs and walking seven Twins pitchers have hopefully hit rock bottom.

3. Castro goes off

Astros catcher Jason Castro continued to have a big series. He finished the game 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs including his second home run in as many nights. He also doubled in the game.

Tweet of the Night:

It was just one of those nights.

Up Next:

The Twins have a much needed day off Thursday, but open a series in Chicago on Friday night. Ricky Nolasco (1-0) will start of Friday night against Chicago's Mat Latos (4-0).

Next Up

minneapolis police

Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.


Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.


Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.