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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were happy to complete a sweep, even if it was against the Houston Astros. Justin Morneau and Oswaldo Arcia homered Sunday as the Twins completed a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. "We needed these games against these guys," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Were fighting through some of the same things, with all the kids and all those things. We had to win these games." The Twins hadnt swept a series, or won three games in a row, since June 18-20 against the Chicago White Sox. And although the Astros have baseballs worst record at 36-74 and have now lost 9 of 11 it didnt dampen the Twins joy over their modest winning streak. Minnesota started the six-game homestand with three straight losses to the Royals, prompting Gardenhire to call a team meeting then send an additional message with an early-morning workout. "We couldnt keep playing that way," said right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who laboured through five innings Sunday and left with the game tied 2-2. "I think Gardy was right the other day when he said it seemed like Kansas City might have wanted it a little more. Thats frustrating, because we were flat. But we came out and responded. Hopefully we dont have to get an early workout next time to (get us) to play a little better, but whatever it takes to win games. I think were all here to win; it doesnt always work out as much as it should." Arcia led off the seventh with a home run that broke a 2-all tie. He connected against Brad Peacock (1-4), who was promoted from Triple-A to make the start and set career highs with 10 strikeouts and seven innings pitched. The ball bounced off the top of the tall scoreboard in right-centre and back into play, but second base umpire Bob Davidson quickly signalled homer. Caleb Thielbar (2-1) got two outs for the win, and Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 27th save. Morneau hit a two-out, two-run homer in the first inning after Joe Mauer drew a walk off Peacock, who was recalled from Triple A to make the start. It was Morneaus third homer in eight games; he had hit one in his previous 17. "He misfired on Joe and I got to see some pitches," Morneau said. "I got 2-0 and felt like I had a decent swing and pulled the ball foul, and its still a hitters count, and was able to be aggressive. He pitched a great game; he deserved to win that game. But that was one we needed." The homer gave Pelfrey a head start toward his first victory in nearly a month. But he laboured, needing 78 pitches to work himself into and out of trouble through four innings before it caught up with him in the fifth, when he gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. The right-hander hasnt won since pitching six scoreless innings to win at Toronto on July 6. Hes 1-3 since then but has an ERA of 3.35 in five starts. Still, 4-9 with a 5.23 ERA is not what Pelfrey was looking for in his first season back from ligament replacement surgery. "I look in, get the sign and give it everything I have," Pelfrey said. "Im just not making pitches." NOTES: Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) went to join Triple-A Rochester in Durham, N.C., for a rehab assignment. He is expected to play four games with the Red Wings and rejoin the Twins for a four-game series against the White Sox, likely as the designated hitter. ... Twins C Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) was sent to Double-A New Britain to continue a rehab assignment. Cheap Raiders Hoodies .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Cheap Raiders Hoodies Jerseys . 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LOS ANGELES -- Gonzaga was in attack mode from the opening tip , eager to assert itself against an Arizona team that had owned the rivalry in recent years.Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points and the eighth-ranked Zags beat No. 16 Arizona 69-62 on Saturday in the inaugural Hoophall LA doubleheader at Staples Center.Josh Perkins added 16 points for the Zags (8-0), who beat the Wildcats (6-2) for the first time since 2011 after losing six of the previous seven matchups.Its my first win against Arizona in five years, happy about that, said Karnowski, a senior from Poland.Five of the previous meetings were decided by five points or less.We showed some toughness, Zags coach Mark Few said. In this series with these guys it seems like weve led for 75, 76 of the prior 80 minutes and just didnt close it out.Arizona freshman Rawle Alkins scored 16 points and 7-foot freshman Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and eight rebounds. Dusan Ristic, a fellow 7-footer, added 12 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Kobi Simmons, who was averaging 13.0 points, shot 1 of 9 and finished with two points.We never give up, Alkins said. Playing hard at both ends of the floor. Rebounding. Were supposed to be rebounding every second on offense.Karnowski and Perkins combined to score Gonzagas first 17 points of the second half, extending its lead to 53-40.Gonzaga led by 13 for much of the second half and it didnt get close until the final 6:45 when the Zags couldnt make free throws. They missed eight of their last 14.The Wildcats got to 63-58 on a basket by Chance Comanche before Nigel Williams-Goss hit a floater for the Zags, their last basket of the game with 1:10 to play.POLL IMPLICATIONSWith No. 1 Kentucky, No. 6 Virginia and No. 7 Xavier all losing on Saturday, the Zags figure to move up in next weeks rankings. They havent been as high as seventh since finishing 2014-15 in that spot. Theyre 8-0 for the first time since 2012-13 and remain one of four West Coast teams that are undefeated.HALL OF FAMERSThe doubleheader attracted Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Spencer Haywood, Bernard King, Gary Payton, Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes, who were introduced at halftime.The Laker Girls performed during the game, althouggh Arizona brought its cheerleaders.ddddddddddddThe game, associated with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, was played on the Lakers court.JACKSON-CARTWRIGHT INJURYThe Wildcats played without guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, a junior from Los Angeles who sustained a high ankle spain on Wednesday against Texas Southern. He was averaging 8.2 points and 5.3 assists.It really affects everything and everybody, Miller said. Our zone offense, our out of bounds offense. 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