Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today

Lance McCullers

Santana, Twins find their groove against Astros

MINNEAPOLIS Whatever flaw Ervin Santana discovered in his delivery, it seemed to fix the problem. Santana, scuffling through a disastrous August, suddenly became unhittable again on Sunday, shutting out the Astros for seven innings and helping the Twins win their third straight series with a 7-5 victory at Target Field. The 32-year-old right-hander, who worked with pitching coach Neil Allen on some mechanical issues with his delivery after posting a 9.12 ERA in five previous August starts, gave up six hits over seven innings and never allowed a baserunner to advance beyond second base. Santana, 3-4, earned his first victory since July 23, didn't walk a batter, and became the first...