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 (1-0) 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 (2-4) loaded the bases with nobody out.