Despite Barnes' efforts, Twins outlast Astros in 12
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Darin Mastroianni hit a two-run double in a three-run 12th inning, as Minnesota fought off Houston, 9-6, in the second edition of a three-game series.
Mastroianni ended up with three hits and three RBI, Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe each hit a two-run homer and Alex Presley added two his with a run driven in for the Twins, who have won the first two in the set and three of four overall.
Caleb Thielbar (3-2) fanned two in a scoreless 11th for the win, while Josh Roenicke earned his first save despite walking two in the home 12th.
Brandon Barnes did all he could to keep his team alive, going 3-for-5 with a a two-run single and game-tying three-run homer in the ninth, while Chris Carter added a solo shot for the Astros,
Kevin Chapman (0-1) was touched for all three runs on as many hits in the top of the 12th.
09/04 00:36:27 ET