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Pitching coach Neil Allen delivered a forceful lecture to Jose Berrios on the mound in the top of the second inning. Then the Twins offense broke open the game with six runs that also helped him settle in.
The 44-year-old pitcher had another rough outing on Tuesday, and is considering retirement, according to an ESPN report.
He's not taking quality at-bats, and it looks like he's trying to lift everything. He's struck out 17 times in his past 18 games after striking out 26 times over his previous 54.
Four of Houston's five runs in Sunday's victory over the Twins scored because Minnesota's defense came up short in an variety of ways.
The Twins' victory, thanks to a quirky double by Eddie Rosario, snapped a seven-game losing streak to Houston going back to last season.
HOUSTON – Next up: Bartolo Colon.The Twins announced on Saturday that Colon will make his Twins debut Tuesday when they play host to
Houston's eight-run second inning on Friday at Minute Maid Park had the Twins reliving bad memories of May routs by the Astros at Target Field.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said he hopes to know where Bartolo Colon's next outing will take place in the next couple of days.
As they return from the break, the Twins are 2½ games behind Cleveland in the American League Central. They'll start off with tough tests at Houston and against the Yankees.
Sano said he received advice from Brian Dozier, who participated in the derby in 2014 at Target Field, to take his time and not waste energy.