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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Hector Santiago with Carlos Correa in the fifth inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Houston Astros’ George Springer, left, celebrates his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Hector Santiago with Carlos Correa in the fifth inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston’s season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez also went deep for the Astros, who scored 40 runs in the three games to set a franchise record for runs in a series of any length. They had 19 hits on Wednesday and 37 in the series.

Springer’s two homers traveled an estimated 900 combined feet, including a moon shot off of Ryan Pressly in the six-run seventh inning that landed just short of the third deck in left-center field. That was measured at 473 feet, the second-longest homer in the majors this season behind a 481-footer by Arizona’s Jake Lamb on April 29.

PADRES 2, CUBS 1

Rookie Franchy Cordero tripled in the eighth and scored on Yangervis Solarte’s fielder’s choice as San Diego handed Chicago its season-high sixth straight loss.

Luis Perdomo and two relievers combined to hold the struggling Cubs to three hits. The rebuilding Padres won their season-high fourth straight game and swept the Cubs for the first time since Aug. 6-8, 2012.

ORIOLES 10, YANKEES 4

Adam Jones homered and drove in five runs and Chris Davis added a two-run shot as Baltimore beat Masahiro Tanaka and New York.

Baltimore took two of three from the AL East leaders after coming in with a seven-game losing streak. The Yankees have lost 11 straight series in Baltimore — the second-longest road skid in franchise history behind a 12-series drought at Oakland from 1985-91.

CARDINALS 2, DODGERS 1

Dexter Fowler hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to back Carlos Martinez and give St. Louis a victory over Los Angeles.

Martinez (4-4) allowed one run and four hits while striking out nine as he pitched eight innings to help St. Louis snap a three-game losing streak.

DIAMONDBACKS 6, PIRATES 5, 14 INNINGS

Chris Owings singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and Arizona outlasted Pittsburgh in a game that took more than 4½ hours to play — plus a 93-minute rain delay.

Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed homered for the Diamondbacks, who led in the ninth and 11th before finally putting away the Pirates. T.J. McFarland (3-0) pitched three hitless innings for the win.

BLUE JAYS 5, REDS 4

Devon Travis hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the seventh inning and Luke Maile also hit a two-run home run as Toronto beat Cincinnati to complete a three-game sweep.

Jason Grilli (2-4) pitched one inning for the victory as the Blue Jays won for the eighth time in nine games and finished May at 18-10. Toronto hit 49 home runs in May, going deep in 18 of its final 20 games.

BREWERS 7, METS 1

Eric Thames hit his first home run in three weeks, Keon Broxton also went deep against an ineffective Jacob deGrom, and Milwaukee beat New York for just its third win in 10 games.

Released by the Mets following a 50-game minor league drug suspension in 2009, Junior Guerra (1-0) defeated New York for the first time. He allowed four hits in six scoreless innings, struck out four and walked three, baffling batters with his splitter.

ATHLETICS 3, INDIANS 1

Sean Manaea allowed three hits in seven innings, Chad Pinder homered twice and drove in all three Oakland runs in a 3-1 win over Cleveland.

Manaea (4-3) retired the first 10 hitters before Francisco Lindor homered with one out in the fourth. He gave up singles to Daniel Robertson and Edwin Encarnacion, along with a walk to Jose Ramirez.

MARLINS 10, PHILLIES 2

Justin Bour hit two home runs, increasing his season total to 15, and Miami completed its first series sweep of the season by beating Philadelphia before a sparse crowd.

Marcell Ozuna hit his 14th homer for the Marlins, who have won four games in a row, their longest winning streak since last July.

NATIONALS 3, GIANTS 1

Max Scherzer struck out 11 in a five-hitter and Washington beat San Francisco to complete a three-game sweep.

Ryan Zimmerman hit his 15th homer, a three-run shot off Matt Cain (3-4) in the first inning that stood up as Scherzer (6-3) went the distance for the first time this season.

RED SOX 4, WHITE SOX 1

Pablo Sandoval hit a tiebreaking single in Boston’s four-run sixth inning and Drew Pomeranz struck out eight in his second straight win, helping the Red Sox beat Chicago.

Sandoval went 3 for 4 in his first game since he was activated from the disabled list Tuesday after being sidelined by a sprained right knee. It was an encouraging sign for the Red Sox, in need of some help at the plate with Dustin Pedroia on the DL due to a sprained left wrist.

RAYS 7, RANGERS 5, 10 INNINGS

Logan Morrison and Derek Norris homered in a three-run 10th inning to cap a late Tampa Bay comeback against Texas.

Kevin Kiermaier tied the score with two outs in the ninth with a first-pitch homer off closer Matt Bush. The 10th-inning drives came off Sam Dyson (1-6), who began the season as the Rangers’ closer.

TIGERS 6, ROYALS 5

J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton each hit a two-run double with two outs in the third inning, helping Detroit hold off Kansas City.

Royals starter Ian Kennedy (0-5) walked the bases loaded before giving up the doubles on consecutive pitches.

ANGELS 2, BRAVES 1

Eric Young Jr. made his first home run of the season a timely one, hitting a solo shot in the eighth inning to lift Los Angeles over Atlanta.

Angels slugger Albert Pujols remained at 599 home runs. He had one single in four at-bats.

MARINERS 5, ROCKIES 0

James Paxton and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as Seattle blanked Colorado.

Paxton (4-0), activated from the disabled list before the game, retired 16 of his first 17 batters, allowing only a two-out infield single in the third inning. Making his first start since May 2, the left-hander struck out Pat Valaika to open the sixth, then gave up consecutive singles, ending his 74-pitch outing. (The Associated Press)

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