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Astros Overcome Early Hole To Beat Twins

Astros end 3-game losing skid after falling behind 3-0

April 23, 2019 - 10:19 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Just as they had in all three games of their three-game losing skid, the Astros found themselves in a hole early on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, but found a way to dig there way out with a 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. 

Four batters in, the Twins took the lead when Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer off Wade Miley, but the Astros starter shut the door the rest of the night. Those were the only runs he allowed over six innings while striking out six, and the Astros chipped away against Minnesota starter Michael Pineda. 

George Springer singled home Tyler White in the third to put the Astros on the board, and he struck again in the fifth with an RBI double to make it a 3-2 game. That advanced White to third, and after Jose Altuve struck out for the second out of the inning, Alex Bregman singled both home to give the Astros their first lead of the night, though it didn't last.

With Miley out of the game, the Twins tied the game in the seventh against Hector Rondon when Max Kepler's single plated Jonathan Schoop, but the Astros responded in their half of the inning by loading the bases with one out. Bregman broke the tie with a sacrifice fly, and Michael Brantley's opposite-field single afterwards added insurance.

After Ryan Pressly made the lead hold by tossing a 1-2-3 eighth inning, the Astros added to the lead when Jake Marisnick scored Yuli Gurriel with a squeeze bunt. Jose Altuve's ninth home run of the season blew the game open, capping a four run inning.

Will Harris retired the side in order in the ninth.

Bregman finished with one hit, but he drove home three runs. Springer had a two hit, two walk, two RBI, and two runs scored. Carlos Correa, Josh Reddick and White also had two hit nights as the Astros improve to 14-9 on the season.

Schoop doubled twice for Minnesota as the Twins 3-game winning streak came to an end.

The Astros and Twins will play the rubber game of their three-game series Wednesday night with Justin Verlander slated to take the mound for the Astros.