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1-in-660: Astros make historic comeback

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The Astros were 0-for-659 when trailing six-or-more runs entering the 7th inning...make that 1-for-660 after Monday.

MLB: Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Monday was weird. The Twins scored seven runs in the fifth inning. The Astros started a comeback in the eighth inning and there was a 10-plus minute rain delay that could have possibly killed the Astros momentum, but it didn’t.

The Astros scored 11 runs in the eighth inning and three runs in the ninth inning to throttle the Twins 16-8. The Astros needed only to get into the Twins bullpen after Ervin Santana allowed just two runs over seven innings.

In the eighth inning, Houston sent 14 batters to the plate. 11 batters reached base safely. Eight Astros collected hits, including two extra-base hits (a double by Josh Reddick and a three-run home run from Carlos Beltran).

In the ninth inning, Alex Bregman hit a two-run home run and Carlos Correa forced home a run with a groundout.

On two fronts it was a historic day for the Astros.

One, the Elias Sports Bureau stated that the Astros were 0-for-659 in franchise history when trailing by 6-plus runs after the sixth inning.

It’s been a long time since the Astros scored 11 runs in one inning.

And the Rest of the AL West is pretty bad...