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Twins-Astros Preview

(AP) -- Part of the Houston Astros' struggles can be attributed to their two top pitchers not quite matching their impressive 2015 numbers.

One just lost a record home winning streak, and Collin McHugh gets his shot to straighten things out Tuesday night against the visiting Minnesota Twins, who for a second straight game go with an inexperienced starter.

McHugh (2-3, 6.65 ERA), who was 19-7 with a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts a season ago, didn't make it through an inning in his 2016 debut, and after one strong start, he's allowed 11 runs in 14 1/3 innings in his last three. The best of those was Wednesday's 7-4 win in Seattle in which the right-hander gave up two runs in five innings.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.337
HR: B. Park6
RBI: M. Sano11
SB: E. Núñez5
W: K. Jepsen2
ERA: R. Nolasco4.05
Saves: K. Jepsen2
K: R. Nolasco28
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi White Sox 188.692-
Detroit 1410.5833
Kansas City 1312.5204.5
Cleveland 1012.4556
Minnesota 818.30810
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (16)
Runs: 85 (25)
Hits: 209 (12)
Home Runs: 21 (24)
Stolen Bases: 15 (10)
OBP: .311 (19)
SLG: .379 (23)
Total Bases: 327 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.05 (18)
Runs Allowed: 116 (22)
Saves: 2 (29)
Strikeouts: 200 (16)
OpBA: .267 (23)
OBP: .326 (18)
SLG: .433 (21)
Run Support: 3.41 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30 T. Plouffe Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/27 A. Albers Signed to a Minor League Contract
4/26 J. Berrios Purchased From Minors
4/26 K. Gibson Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained right shoulder)
4/26 J. Polanco Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/24 K. Gibson Strained right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
4/20 E. Santana Lower back strain (on 15-day DL)
4/18 T. Plouffe Strained right intercostal muscle (on 15-day DL)
4/11 G. Perkins Strained left shoulder (on 15-day DL)
4/10 D. Santana off 15-day DL
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