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Twins 4, Astros 2: Astros leave'em loaded

Houston had their chances.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

There haven't been many games when the Houston Astros have gotten solid pitching and haven't pulled out a win. Saturday was one of those games. The Astros left the bases loaded three times in the 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

The game didn't have a good start for Joe Musgrove, Saturday's starter for Houston. He gave up a first-pitch leadoff home run to Brian Dozier.

But the Astros settled down and took the lead in the third inning. Yuli Gurriel doubled home a run in the second but George Springer couldn't make it a bigger with the bases loaded and two outs. Jose Altuve's home run in the third put Houston up 2-1.

It was Altuve's turn to leave three on the bags in the fourth inning, grounding out to end the frame.

Musgrove gave up singles to Max Kepler and Robbie Grossman. He was replaced by Tony Sipp. A double from Sipp's first batter Eddie Rosario scored two runners for the Twins in the sixth. Minnesota led 4-2.

The final bases-loaded chance came in the seventh, Gurriel grounded into a force out, and the Astros couldn't get any offense going after that.