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Recap - Minnesota Defeats Houston 1-0

Minnesota's pitching staff did its job for UNDER bettors, holding Houston scoreless in a 1-0 victory on Monday at Target Field.

Bettors who backed the Twins were rewarded as +158 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.

J Odorizzi earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from E Adrianza in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher J Verlander worked 6 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Correa in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 3 hits, while Minnesota only had 5.

B Parker pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hits in his outing.