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Astros complete comeback with 11-run 8th inning for 16-8 win over Twins

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa
Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Houston Astros don't seem to mind being down in a game. Not when the team's offense can explode for double-digit runs in one inning.

Houston was trailing the Twins 8-2 heading into the eighth inning Monday afternoon in Minnesota when the Astros took control of the game with an 11-run outburst in the top of the eighth. The 'Stros then added three more runs in the top of the ninth.

The two Carlos', Correa and Beltran, each knocked in three runs. They also reached base twice during the top half of the eighth, along with Josh Reddick and Jose Altuve.

The Astros combined eight hits, two walks, a hitter batter and a balk in the eighth to rally from an 8-2 deficit. The Twins tried three pitchers in the inning, a day after they used eight relievers in a 15-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

Beltran finished with four hits and Correa had three, including a home run. Alex Bregman also homered for Houston, which had a season-high 18 hits, 13 of them in the last two innings.

Jordan Jankowski (1-0) got his first major league win with 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Brad Peacock. He allowed four earned runs and gave up home runs to Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman but he benefitted from the Houston hit parade.

Craig Breslow (1-1) took the loss.

The Astros pushed their major league-leading record to 36-16.