MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Chris Carter and Jon Singleton hit their first career grand slams to power the Houston Astros to a 14-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Carter’s slam in the seventh inning sailed over the limestone overhang in right field and gave Houston a 9-3 lead. Singleton lined a fastball off Glen Perkins over the right-field wall that made it 14-5 in the ninth.
Dexter Fowler and George Springer also homered for the Astros.
Darin Downs got the last eight outs.
Trevor Plouffe and Josh Willingham hit RBI singles as Minnesota made it 5-3 in the fifth, but couldn’t get any closer before Carter and Singleton powered the game away.
Houston batted around in the fourth inning, scoring three runs after Samuel Deduno loaded the bases with nobody out.