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MINNEAPOLIS -- After getting his first night off in more than a year, Jose Altuve looked as fresh as ever Tuesday night.The All-Star second baseman, who sat out Monday for the first time since June 15, 2015, went 4 for 4 and scored twice as the Houston Astros topped the Minnesota Twins 7-5.The four-hit game for Altuve matched a career high and raised his batting average to .361 as he puts his name in the AL MVP discussion.Hes the biggest piece of this puzzle, teammate Carlos Correa said.Correa drove in four runs, including a first-inning homer with Altuve on base. That snapped a drought of seven straight games for the Astros without a home run.Altuve was given the night off during Mondays series opener, ending the longest active streak in the majors at 202 consecutive games played. He didnt miss a beat one day later, and his third hit helped spark a three-run sixth for the Astros.The undersized star has reached base safely in 39 straight road games, the longest current run in the majors.He looked refreshed, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. I dont think he ever has too much of a bad day. He came out with some fresh legs and the normal swing that he has. Hes just continuing a remarkable season and doing just about everything you could ask out of a player.Astros starter Mike Fiers (8-5) gave up three home runs -- he allowed four total in his previous eight starts -- but benefited from a good night at the plate from his offense. Fiers entered ranked fifth in the American League in run support (6.75 runs per game).No matter the situation, you always need this kind of game, Altuve said. Everybody swung the bat today.Hector Santiago (10-6) took the loss in his first home game for Minnesota and second start with his new team. Santiago was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Ricky Nolasco and made his Twins debut in Cleveland.Like a lot of other pitchers, Santiago had trouble getting Altuve out.You just try to throw it up there, make a good pitch and hopefully he can hit it at somebody, Santiago said. It just seems that every time he hits the ball, its somewhere where nobody is at.The Twins hit consecutive homers off Fiers in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Robbie Grossman hit a two-run shot to right, and Brian Dozier followed with his 23rd of the year. It was the 10th time this season Minnesota went back-to-back, the third-most in team history.Houston reliever Ken Giles allowed a run in the ninth but earned his second save in five opportunities this year. Minnesotas lineup finished 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.ASSISTING FROM THE OUTFIELDHouston outfielders came in tied for the most assists in the majors with 35. The Astros added another, and it came at a crucial time.Center fielder Jake Marisnick threw out Trevor Plouffe at home plate following a single up the middle by Jorge Polanco. Houston catcher Evan Gattis fielded the throw perfectly and tagged Plouffe, preventing what would have been a big run for the Twins.That play kept it a 5-4 Astros lead, and Houston went on to build on that advantage in the next inning. Minnesota also threw out a runner at home plate in the first inning, but the Astros outfield assist was a game-changer.It changes the complexion of the entire game, Hinch said. Jake continues to find ways to contribute in center field. Staying under control, he kept the throw low. Great pick by Gattis, good tag at the plate, and a momentum-shifter that would have changed the game.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: RHP Luke Gregerson (left oblique strain) will throw an aggressive bullpen session on Wednesday, Hinch said. Gregerson could return as early as Friday.UP NEXTAL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel (7-11, 4.56 ERA) starts Wednesday for Houston in the third game of the series. Keuchel pitched a three-hit shutout his last time out against Texas. Minnesota will send Ervin Santana (5-9, 3.62) to the mound. Jose Juan Barea Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Kostas Antetokounmpo Mavericks Jersey . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. http://www.officialmavericksfanstore.com/kids-luka-doncic-mavericks-jersey/ . LUCIE, Fla. Luka Doncic Jersey . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Jason Kidd Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . LAKELAND, Fla. -- Florida got a major contribution from the son of a Hall of Famer on Thursday night in a 73-66 victory over St. Bonaventure.Canyon Barry, the youngest son of Rick Barry and Lynn Norenberg Barry, came off the bench with 16 points and five rebounds as the Gators (3-0) survived two St. Bonaventure comebacks to preserve the neutral-court win.Canyon came to the rescue tonight, Florida coach Mike White said. He stepped up and made some huge shots for us.Matt Mobley, who played the entire game, scored a game-high 28 points for St. Bonaventure (1-1) and Jaylen Adams added 20, but no other Bonnie player scored in double figures.Barry gave Florida a 60-45 lead with three straight 3-pointers midway through the second half, and made three free throws in the final minute after St. Bonaventure (1-1) had erased the 15-point lead.When you have open looks, obviously you want to make them, Barry said. I air-balled the first one but I was able to come back and knock my shot down. They had trust in me and kept giving me open looks.Devin Robinson made all six of his shots for the Gators, who shot just 41 percent but made 8 of 17 3-pointers.Not that were a great offensive team, but weve got parity and weve got depth, and it was Canyons night tonight, White said.Mobleys 3-point play tied it 66-66 with 1:42 left, but St. Bonaventure never scored again.Barrys two free throws with 58.1 seconds left regained the lead for Florida. Dunks by Robinson and John Egbunu clinched it in the final seconds.In the first half, the Gators jumped out to a 12-point lead before Adams led a 22-11 Bonnie surge over the next seven minutes, driving for three layups and beating the shot clock with a desperation 3-pointer.St. Bonaventure cut Floridas lead to 31-30 on Adams two free throws with 4:24 left, but the Bonnies went scoreless for almost four minutes.dddddddddddd Allen drove the baseline for a layup and found Justin Leon open in the corner for a 3-pointer and a 38-32 Gator halftime lead.CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCKBarry, a graduate student in nuclear engineering who played three seasons for the College of Charleston, made 5 of 6 free throws underhanded, one of the trademarks of his father.BIG PICTUREFlorida: Allen, who has been declared a candidate for the John Wooden Award, and Mobley figure to have some big games with their ability to get inside against bigger and slower defenders. Florida enjoyed a frontcourt advantage of three inches per man.The Gators big frontcourt, having survived its first two tests, is getting a chance to gain experience and keep Florida in contention for a ranking before SEC play begins at Arkansas on Dec. 29.TIP-INSSt. Bonaventures only lead of the game was 4-3. ... The Bonnies have only played Florida twice, dropping the first meeting in 1977.Floridas foul shooting was a sore spot last season, but the Gators are at 74 percent after three games in spite of missing four straight in the second half.UP NEXTSt. Bonaventure: Starting Monday against Arkansas-Little Rock, the Bonnies will play three games in three days in the Lone Star Showcase in Austin Texas.Florida: The Gators next four games will be next week on neutral courts, beginning with Mondays game against Belmont in Tampa. Because of a renovation at the Stephen F. OConnell Center, they will not play a game in Gainesville until Dec. 21. ' ' '

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