Astros erupt for 11-run rally in 8th to stun Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Astros shocked the Twins with an 11-run eighth, overcoming a six-run deficit for the first time since 2008, for their season-high-tying fifth consecutive win, 16-8, on Monday afternoon at Target Field. Houston was 0-659 in franchise history going back to 1962 when entering the eighth down by six runs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Josh Reddick provided the go-ahead hit with a two-run double on a sinking liner to center off lefty Craig Breslow that Eddie Rosario couldn’t handle as he tried to make a sliding catch. Rosario was in center after Byron Buxton left with a lacerated ring finger on his right hand. Jose Altuve added an insurance run with an RBI single before Carlos Beltran smacked a three-run homer. It was the fourth time the Astros overcame a five-run deficit this year. Alex Bregman added a two-run homer in the ninth to put an exclamation point on Houston’s victory.


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