Altuve, Mancini HR; Valdez, Astros hand Twins 5th straight L


HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff homer and Trey Mancini added a two-run shot to back up another quality start by Framber Valdez, and the Houston Astros held on for a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Twins lost their fifth in a row.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli:

So how should Minnesota approach the final 40 games of the year?

Series wraps at 7:10 p.m. tonight on 950 KWAT.