The Twins beat the Astros 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Minnesota improves to 54-65 with the win.

Kyle Gibson improved to 11-9 on the season after allowing one run on six hits with four strikeouts and a couple of walks in 7.2 innings pitched.

Joe Mauer stretched his hitting streak to 15 games with a solo home run and a single, and Danny Santana went 4-5 to improve his average to .331 on the season.

The Twins have Thursday off then will begin a series with first place Kansas City at Target Field on Friday night.