MLB

more stats

American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Houston



(Monday, August 11)

Final Score: Minnesota 4, Houston 2

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Mauer hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning in his first game back from the disabled list as the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

After Eduardo Escobar struck out to start the ninth, Jordan Schafer and Brian Dozier worked walks against Josh Fields (2-5) around a pop out.

Mauer then shot a base hit through the hole on the left side to plate Schafer. Dozier scored from first after Danny Santana hesitated getting the ball into the infield.

"You just got to get the ball in ... you have to get the ball into the infield," Astros manager Bo Porter said.

Mauer, who had missed the last five weeks with a strained right oblique, also smacked a double for the Twins, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game losing streak.

"We got enough hits in some big moments, and a big one from Joe," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "So, welcome back."

Lefty Tommy Milone, acquired from Oakland last month for Sam Fuld, made his first start for Minnesota. He allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings.

Brian Duensing (3-2) recorded the final two outs of the eighth to notch the win, while Glen Perkins fired a scoreless ninth to post his 29th save of the season.

Jose Altuve and Chris Carter cracked solo homers for Houston, which has dropped five of its last seven games.

Both teams scored a run apiece in the first to open the scoring.

Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI groundout with the bases loaded in the first before Altuve's blast in the home half tied the score.

Minnesota plated a run in the fourth, but the Astros got it back in the fifth.

Escobar hit a one-out double in the fourth, advanced to third on Santana's single and scored on a pickoff throwing error.

Carter's one-out solo shot off the facade in the fifth knotted the contest at 2-2.

Robbie Grossman threw out Plouffe at the plate in the eighth following Chris Parmelee's two-out base hit into right.

Game Notes

Earlier Monday, the Twins traded outfielder Josh Willingham to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jason Adam ... Minnesota was 4- for-15 with runners in scoring position, while Houston finished 0-for-6 ... Brad Peacock surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and a walk over five frames in his start for the Astros.

08/12 02:18:54 ET

  • NFL: Miami at Denver

    Today at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State vs. South Florida

    Today at 4:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NFL: Washington at San Francisco

    Today at 4:15 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Dallas at NY Giants

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
4:00pm Today
CREI
NCCU
 
4:00pm Today
NCSU
SFLA
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
6:00pm Tonight
MEM
LAC
6:00pm Tonight
BOS
POR
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
GSW
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
DEN
Final
GMAS 60
COC 61
 
2nd
FSU 57
UMASS 59
 
2nd
SHSU 51
WOFF 60
 
2nd
UNCG 60
YOUNG 65
 
2nd
CMICH 44
ARKPB 28
 
Half
ILLCH 21
SILL 35
 
1st
MORE 6
AMER 2
 
1st
CORN 10
DREX 5
 
2:00pm Today
CCST
COOK
2:00pm Today
ARKLR
CSNO
2:00pm Today
LEH
CLMB
 
2:00pm Today
USB
MERMAR
 
2:00pm Today
FAIR
SD
2:00pm Today
NMU
TEXAM
2:00pm Today
STLU
TAMCC
 
2:30pm Today
EMICH
LONG
2:30pm Today
ND
PROV
3:00pm Today
RAD
CATAWBA
 
3:00pm Today
DEN
COPST
 
3:00pm Today
UAB
JST
 
3:00pm Today
WICHS
NWM
3:00pm Today
OKLA
NWST
3:30pm Today
PSU
USC
3:30pm Today
KSU
YALE
4:00pm Today
CREI
NCCU
 
4:00pm Today
NCSU
SFLA
4:00pm Today
UCR
STKAT
 
4:05pm Today
HC
NICHOLSCOL
 
4:30pm Today
BC
DAY
4:30pm Today
MON
TOWS
4:30pm Today
SAMF
UMKC
4:30pm Today
HOF
WAGN
 
5:00pm Tonight
CIN
EILL
5:00pm Tonight
UGA
FATL
5:00pm Tonight
BRAD
NCAT
 
5:00pm Tonight
LATU
PBY
5:00pm Tonight
RUTG
Terriers
 
5:30pm Tonight
NAVY
BING
6:00pm Tonight
SHU
GWEBB
6:00pm Tonight
UNT
IONA
6:00pm Tonight
KENT
MNTST
6:00pm Tonight
FORD
MLOWELL
 
6:00pm Tonight
UCF
USCU
 
6:30pm Tonight
SCAR
AKR
6:30pm Tonight
WVU
UCONN
7:00pm Tonight
CALST
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
HOW
HOOD
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
SHU
7:00pm Tonight
VANDY
TENST
8:00pm Tonight
NE
MAN
8:00pm Tonight
COLST
MERC
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
NARZ
8:00pm Tonight
WASH
PAC
8:00pm Tonight
LMU
SDCHR
 
9:00pm Tonight
CHAR
MIAMI
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
ODU
9:00pm Tonight
GAELS
UCI
10:00pm Tonight
UCLA
LBSU
10:30pm Tonight
SEAT
MONT
 
4:30pm Today
WIN
STL
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
MON
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
ARI
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
CHI
2nd
HOU 0
CIN 7
 
2nd
ATL 7
CLE 7
 
2nd
NEP 7
DET 6
 
2nd
MIN 0
GBP 7
 
2nd
IND 3
JAC 3
 
2nd
CHI 0
TAM 7
 
1st
PHI 17
TEN 0
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
ARI
4:05pm Today
SDC
STL
4:25pm Today
DEN
MIA
4:25pm Today
SFX
WAS
8:30pm Tonight
NYG
DAL