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    Miranda entered the game against the Houston Astros with 10 consecutive hits. In his first plate appearance, he was hit on the arm by a pitch from Brown. After being examined by the Twins training staff, Miranda remained in the game.

    “I thought it was going to be a little more serious. It got me right here,” said Miranda, pointing to a spot toward the bottom of his hand, just below where he’s covered by a protective pad. “Thankfully, it wasn’t that bad.”

    In the second inning, Miranda drove Brown’s first pitch into center field for an RBI single. In the fourth, he got another single to right-center to tie the major league record of 12 straight hits, accomplished by Johnny Kling in 1902, Pinky Higgins in 1938 and Walt Dropo in 1952.

    “I know Jose very well and I’m happy for that run,” Astros manager Joe Espada said. “I wish we were not here for part of it, but it’s pretty impressive stuff.”