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PITTSBURGH -- After splitting the first two games of their interleague series, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros will meet for the series finale Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. Draymond Green Warriors Jersey .Pittsburghs quiet bats awoke in a dominant 7-1 win against Houston Tuesday, while the Astros (65-61) shut down the Pirates (63-60) in a 3-1 victory the night before. Something will have to give Wednesday, with each team attempting to gain ground in their respective wild-card races.The Pirates came out strong Tuesday, starting the game with six straight hits, and will hope to repeat that performance.I mentioned to our offensive coordinator Jeff Branson that I liked the way he scripted his first 20 plays, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. I think well stick with that. We came and hit balls where they were pitched and took advantage of a sinkerballer who wasnt getting the ball down.Pittsburgh will hope right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole (7-8, 3.30) can regain some of the control hes lost in recent starts when he opposes right-hander Collin McHugh (7-10, 4.99).Pittsburgh has lost in each of Coles past three starts dating back to a 5-3 win against the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 2. The Pirates ace, who has allowed at least three earned runs in each of those three starts, had a solid outing against the Miami Marlins on Friday, but allowed two home runs that cut his night short at 6 2/3 innings pitched, his longest start since recording his first career complete game July 27.Coles inconsistency wont be the only issue Pittsburgh will look to overcome, however. The Pirates floundering offense will try to find a spark and could against McHugh, who allowed seven runs, six earned, in three innings against the Baltimore Orioles when he last started Friday.McHugh has not won since allowing two runs through six innings of a 7-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels on July 23. Since that victory, he has gone past six innings once and went three or less twice, including when he surrendered eight runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched against the Detroit Tigers on July 29.Things could turn around for McHugh on Wednesday, though, if the Pirates offense cant build on its momentum from Tuesday.Entering Tuesday, Pittsburgh had failed to score more than two runs in each of its past three games. The Pirates had lost four in a row since taking five of six on their West Coast road trip last week, which included a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.That changed against right-hander Joe Musgrove, when Pittsburgh peppered him for four runs in the first inning before outfielder Gregory Polanco took him deep for a solo home run in the third.The teams seemed to trade places Tuesday. While the once-dormant Pirates exploded, the red-hot Astros cooled.Houston had scored 35 combined runs over four consecutive wins entering the series middle game, but couldnt solve right-hander Ivan Nova.Astros shortstop Carlos Correa exited Tuesdays game late due to an illness, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.Hes been sick. Half our team has been sick, Hinch said. We werent really doing much against them. We have a 12:30 game tomorrow, so pretty easy decision. Klay Thompson Warriors Jersey . 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They earned their fifth victory in nine games to clinch a winning road trip.Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as Minnesota rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Its easy to preach about trying to play nine innings, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Sometimes youre challenged to dig a little deeper, but its one of those games where youre really happy for the guys, the energy, and the offense staying with it.After taking two of three in Detroit against the Tigers, the Twins can take the series against Boston on Sunday.Tough night from the mound, obviously, Boston manager John Farrell said. You give up 19 hits, 11 runs, not a good night from the mound.Eddie Rosario had four singles for Minnesota, which won its second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.I wasnt frustrated at any time, Sano said of the game, though he could have been talking about the season.We played the game hard and did what we needed to do. We hit the ball well, we ran the bases well. We fought hard and did what we had to do to win the game.Hanley Ramirez belted a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts had four hits for the Red Sox, who lost for just the third time in 12 games. Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and two RBI.Red Sox starter David Price went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 11 hits for his second straight start. The left-hander gave up five runs, raising his ERA to 4.51.Honestly, I feel good, he said. I feel healthy, I feel confident, just not making good pitches, thats what it boils down to. You can feel bad out there and still execute good pitches. It doesnt matter how you feel if you dont go out there and execute.Ryan Pressly (4-5) got four outs in relief for the win. Brandon Kintzler worked the ninth for his eighth save.Twins starter Ricky Nolasco lasted just two innings, giving up six runs and walking three.Trailing 8-5 in the seventh, the Twins surged ahead with five runs. Max Kepler had an RBI triple and scored on Kennys Vargas double. Vargas scored the tying run on an overturned replayy on Rosarios single against Tommy Layne (0-1). Kevin Durant Jersey. Plate umpire Clint Fagan originally ruled him out on a throw from Bradley, but Vargas slipped his hand in on a head-first slide. Nunezs two-run single made it 10-8.Sano homered in the eighth.Ramirez homered as Boston erased a 4-1 deficit with a five-run second, hitting it over the Green Monster after Brock Holt scored on a wild pitch and Dustin Pedroia had an RBI double.Bradleys run-scoring double made it 7-4.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: C Kurt Suzuki was back in the lineup after getting Friday off, but had to leave to get stitches on his chin after taking a foul off the mask. ... 1B Joe Mauer was rested.Red Sox: CF Mookie Betts didnt play, resting his right knee after leaving Fridays game. He said he had tests that showed no structural damage and they were trying to get the swelling down and some fluid out. ... Farrell said closer Craig Kimbrel could have his first bullpen session (Sunday) or Monday and could be very close to a simulated game. Kimbrel had surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee on July 11.WINDY CONDITIONSEarly strong gusts made for a strange night.Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy was hit in the head by a falling monitor in the booth and was sent home to rest. Hes expected back Sunday.In the first, Minnesotas Robbie Grossman hit a fly into a gust, sending RF Michael Martinez twisting as the ball fell for a triple.There were a handful of stoppages as dirt from the tracks and litter swirled. Batters stepped out to wipe their eyes and Red Sox 1B Hanley Ramirez headed to the dugout to have a trainer help him clear his left eye.SEEING DOUBLESDavid Ortiz collected his 35th double of the season, tying the record for most by a player 40 or older. The 40-year-old Ortiz tied Sam Rice, who was also 40 and did it in 1930.UP NEXTTwins: LHP Tommy Milone (3-2, 4.71 ERA) is set to start the series finale on Sunday.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (12-2, 3.47) looks to remain unbeaten in his starts at Fenway Park this season. 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