facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Houston 6, Minnesota 5

Sept. 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

HOUSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Trevor Crowe's double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Jonathan Villar with the game-winning run Wednesday, helping the Houston Astros beat Minnesota 6-5.

The Astros seemed on their way to a victory in the top of the ninth, holding a 5-4 lead, but Minnesota's Ryan Doumit pounded a score-tying homer off Erik Bedard (4-10) to lead off the inning.

Houston responded in the next half-inning against Brian Duensing (6-2) when Villar opened with a single, went to second on Jose Altuve's sacrifice and scored the game-winner when Crowe (2-for-4, two RBI) laced a hit into the left-field corner.

Brandon Barnes drove in a pair of runs for the Astros, who avoided a three game sweep.

Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, his first round-tripper for the Twins, and rookie Josmil Pinto collected a pinch-hit single -- his sixth hit in nine at-bats to begin his major-league career.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms
NFL notebook: Richardson, Gates, McClain suspended four games
Wimbledon: Brown knocks off Nadal
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals