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MINNEAPOLIS -- With their stagnant offense struggling the way it is, the Houston Astros cant afford the sort of defensive mistakes center fielder Carlos Gomez made Monday night. Wholesale Jerseys .Tyler Duffey pitched six effective innings and Minnesota took advantage of two misplays by Gomez in a three-run fifth that sent the Twins to a 3-1 victory over Houston.Gomez, the former Twins outfielder, let Jorge Polancos single skip by him for a two-base error that allowed one run to score. Then he lost a fly ball off Juan Centenos bat, turning it into an RBI triple.Danny Santana followed with a run-scoring single, and Minnesota won for the seventh time in nine games.The first one was hit really hard and I missed (it) in my glove, and the second one, I (didnt) know where the ball was, Gomez said. We lost the game because of that. I feel worse than anyone in this clubhouse.Collin McHugh (7-9) gave up three runs and 10 hits in seven innings, losing his third straight start. Meanwhile, the Astros have dropped 10 of their past 13 games and are averaging 2.28 runs during that stretch.We didnt lose because of defensive blunders, McHugh said. We lost because I gave up 11 hits, 10 hits, something like that. They strung some hits together, put guys on base and scored more runs that we did. One or two plays isnt deciding the game tonight, thats for sure.Duffey (7-8) permitted one run on four hits and struck out eight. Three relievers combined for three hitless innings, and Brandon Kintzler finished for his 10th save in 11 chances.Eddie Rosario had three hits for Minnesota, which has come around after a dreadful first half of the season.Minnesota finished the first half as the worst team in the American League. But since July 2, the Twins have gone 21-12 and lead the majors in runs, hits, doubles and triples.With 50 games, weve got to keep playing. Kind of enjoying what were doing right now, for the most part, manager Paul Molitor said. I think theres a lot of energy, guys are having fun, a lot of joking going around, which is good as long as the focus is where it needs to be.Polanco, called up from the minors when the Twins traded All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez to San Francisco, has hit .378 with six RBI in nine games since being recalled.Those guys are picking us up, Molitor said of Polanco, Rosario and Santana. Cant say enough about Polanco so far, just the quality of at-bats and what hes doing for us.GOMEZS FUTUREGomez was 0 for 3, dropping his batting average to .210. Hinch wasnt sure about Gomezs playing time going forward and said the outfielder wouldnt be in the lineup on Tuesday.Obviously, Ill take a look at it and see how it goes, Hinch said. Weve been pretty beat up in a lot of ways and you keep trying to hang in there with guys. You want to encourage, more than anything. Clearly, its been a rough patch for him for a while.GURRIEL GOING UPHouston moved infielder Yulieski Gurriel to Double-A as he accelerates though the minors. Gurriel, a highly coveted Cuban free agent who signed with the Astros on July 16, is expected to make his way to the Astros this season.Gurriel was 6 for 14 (.429) with a home run and nine RBI in four games at Class A Lancaster.Hes definitely graduated past A-ball, Hinch said. He dominated that level. I think hes in spring training mode. Theres no way to train for this game other than to play it every day. His body seems to be on the uptick. I know his bat speed is good. The reports have been very favorable of how he moves around the field defensively.Hinch said Gurriel would stay at third base in the minors. When Gurriel is ready, Hinch said rookie third baseman Alex Bregman could be a moved around to utilize his versatility.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: 2B Jose Altuve was given the night off, snapping the longest active streak in the majors at 202 consecutive games played. ... Right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson (left oblique strain) was scheduled to throw off a mound, and Hinch said Gregerson is progressing nicely. Hinch expects Gregerson to throw a few more times before being activated from the DL and said a rehab assignment likely wont be needed. ... INF Luis Valbuena (right hamstring) is back in Houston and has done some increased running, Hinch said.Twins: Trevor Plouffe returned to the lineup after missing 32 games with a broken rib. Plouffe started at third base and went 1 for 4.UP NEXTHector Santiago (10-5, 4.37 ERA) makes his first home start for the Twins on Tuesday night after the left-hander was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline. Houston counters with RHP Mike Fiers (7-5, 4.34). Cheap Jerseys From China . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Wholesale Jerseys China . Aaron Harrison scored a 22 points for Kentucky (6-1), which has won four in a row following a Nov. 12 loss to current No. 1 Michigan State. Julius Randle overcame a scoreless first half and added his sixth double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. https://www.wholesalejerseysaaa.com/ . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryans defense, leading the New York Jets to a 37-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.Fortes 3-yard run put New York ahead 27-24 with 2:12 left in the third quarter. He sealed the win by patiently waiting for a seam to open before scampering into the end zone from 12 yards to put New York up 37-24 with 4:02 left in the fourth quarter.Forte finished with 100 yards rushing, and the offseason free-agent addition became the 13th New York player to score three rushing touchdowns in a game.The Jets (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to Cincinnati and snapped a five-game skid against their AFC East rivals.Fitzpatrick finished 24 of 34 for 374 yards and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker.In beating one of his former teams, Fitzpatrick also overcame the stinging memories of last years season finale, a 22-17 loss at Buffalo that eliminated the Jets from playoff contention. Fitzpatrick closed the loss by throwing interceptions on each of the Jets final three possessions.I think it means a little bit more than a regular game because this was my life for four years being here, Fitzpatrick said about spending 2009-12 with the Bills. But Im more excited about our team and the way we responded in the second half.The Bills (0-2) are suddenly reeling in Ryans second season as coach , and two years after he has fired by the Jets.Obviously, we never expected this, Ryan said. The Jets were a much better team than we were today, especially their offense against our defense looked like a mismatch today. You look for a difference in the game and that was the difference in the game.The Bills offense sputtered in a 13-7 loss at Baltimore on Sunday, and now it was their defense that showed cracks against the Jets.New York finished with 493 yards offense, 28 first downs and had seven drives cross midfield.Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor rebounded five days after he was limited to 111 yards passing against the Ravens.He went 18 of 30 for 298 yards and three touchdowns and an interception. Marquise Goodwin scored on an 84-yarder catch, Greg Salas scored on a 71-yard catch and running back Mike Gillislee made it close, by catching an 18-yard touchdown pass with 1:17 remaining.The Jets scored on each of their first four possessions to build a 20-7 lead.The Bills responded by scoring on three straight possessions spanning halftime to go up 24-20. Safety Nickell Robey-Coleman capped the run by returning Jalin Marshalls fumble 36 yards for a touchdown. Wholesale Jerseys 2022. OING DEEPJets cornerback Darrelle Revis got off to another tough start. After having difficulty covering Bengals receiver A.J. Green on Sunday, Revis was burned by Goodwin on his 84-yard touchdown catch. Goodwin burst past Revis up the right sideline at midfield and had two steps on him when he caught Tyrod Taylors pass in stride at the Jets 35 and ran it in.It was Buffalos longest touchdown pass at home in team history, and longest since Fitzpatrick hit Terrell Owens for a 98-yard touchdown strike at Tennessee on Nov. 15, 2009.Adding in Salas 71-yard TD catch and Taylor became Buffalos fifth quarterback to throw two 70-plus yard touchdown passes in the same game, and first since J.P. Losman did it in 2006.FOURTH DOWNFortes final touchdown came after the Jets defense stopped the Bills twice for no gain at midfield, including run up the middle by LeSean McCoy on fourth-and-1. The Bills converted 3 of 10 third-down chances and were 1-for-2 on fourth down.QUICK HEALERJets receiver Brandon Marshall proved to be a quick healer. It appeared as if he sustained a serious injury when his left knee twisted beneath him while cornerback Stephon Gilmore brought him down by the facemask in the second quarter. Marshall immediately grabbed his knee and lay on the field for a few minutes before getting up on his own.Marshall returned for the next series and made a 21-yard catch after having his knee examined. The catch helped set up Deckers 5-yard touchdown catch that put the Jets up 20-7.INJURIESJets: Coach Todd Bowles said Marshall had a slight sprain. WR Quincy Enunwa continued playing despite sore ribs. LB Erin Henderson did not return because of a foot injury. OG James Carpenter injured a calf.Bills: Goodwin left the game late and was being for a potential concussion.THEY SAID IT:Fitzpatrick on Marshall returning to field: I thought he was down for the count, for sure.Bills LB Jerry Hughes: We just didnt play good football today. Just bad ball all around. ... We just didnt show up today.RETIRING NO. 78The Bills honored NFL career sacks leader and Hall of Famer Bruce Smith by retiring his No. 78 during a halftime ceremony.I dont know if Im worthy or lucky enough for all this, Smith told reporters before the game. He joins Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, whose No. 12, is the only number the Bills have retired.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 

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