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.
Astros last scored 11 runs in an inning on July 18, 1994 vs. St. Louis.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 29, 2017
And the Rest of the AL West is pretty bad...
Seeing the Astros scored 11 runs in the eighth inning in Minnesota. The A's have scored 11 runs total in their last 32 innings.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) May 29, 2017