Astros Hold Off Twins To Take Game One, Lead ALDS 1-0

Division Series - Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros - Game One

Ryan Pressly #55 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Martin Maldonado #15 after a 6-4 victory against the Minnesota Twins during Game One of the Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 07, 2023 in Houston, Texas.Photo: Bob Levey / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

The Astros have a 1-0 lead in their best of five ALDS against the Twins after earning a 6-4 victory in Game One at Minute Maid Park.

Justin Verlander was credited with the win after striking out six batters over six scoreless innings.

Ryan Pressly secured his first save of the series after striking out two over a scoreless ninth inning. Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and Yordan Alvarez went deep twice in the game.

Bailey Ober was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on four hits over three innings pitched.

Jorge Polanco and Royce Lewis hit back to back homers in the top of the seventh.

Minnesota hopes to even the series at a game apiece when it faces Houston in Game Two Sunday night.

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