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Houston Downed 9-6 By Minnesota - Kevin Chapman Takes Loss

Houston Downed 9-6 By Minnesota - Kevin Chapman Takes Loss

Minnesota needed extra innings to claim victory on Tuesday, scoring late against Houston for a 9-6 final at Minute Maid Park.

The Twins were a +105 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Caleb Thielbar earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Darin Mastroianni in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Jarred Cosart worked 4 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Brandon Barnes in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 16 hits, while Houston only had 10.

The game was closed out by Josh Roenicke who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 2 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.