Rosario 2-Run Triple In 9th Lifts Twins Past Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Ervin Santana (4-4) gave up just one run and six hits over eight innings to help the Twins bounce back after an 8-0 loss in the series opener the previous night.
With the score tied 1-1, Brian Dozier singled off Houston closer Luke Gregerson (7-3) to open the ninth, and moved to second on Joe Mauer's grounder. Trevor Plouffe was hit by a pitch with two outs, and Rosario followed with his hit to right field that a diving George Springer got a glove on but couldn't hold.
Kevin Jepsen gave up a leadoff homer to Jed Lowrie in the bottom of the ninth but finished up for his 11th save.