Aug 11, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter (23) is congratulated by catcher Jason Castro (15) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Fall To Late Rally Yet Again

Fresh off winning the golden boot, the Houston Astros moved on to bigger and better things and welcomed the Minnesota Twins into town. Brad Peacock took the mound, and there aren’t many nice things you can say about his recent form, surrendering 15 runs in 8.2 innings. But he’d be given the chance.

The Twins would get the first run, but Jose Altuve was quick to prove that no neck soreness would ever put him out, as he hit his 5th home run of the season to tie the game at 1.

The boys from Minnesota would take a brief lead again in the fourth, but again, the Astros were quick to answer in the 5th via yet another home run by Chris Carter.

Peacock only went 5.0 innings, but it was a positive outing when compared to what he’s been putting up. He gave up two runs, one earned, on seven hits, one walk and five strikeouts.

The Twins looked like they’d be taking the lead in the 8th, but Robbie Grossman delivered a laser to the plate on a single by Chris Parmelee to peg Trevor Plouffe at the plate and preserve the tie.

But the Twins would get their clutch single to drive in what should have been one, but Domingo Santana’s brain fart allowed another run to cross the plate to make it 4-2 in the 9th and that would be all the Twins needed.

Domingo Santana continued to prove that he is far from MLB-ready. After striking out 11 times in 13 at-bats in his first call up, Santana struck out another three times tonight. He also had a minor mental collapse to give the Twins their fourth run.

But on the bright side, Jake Marisnick had another great game, going 4-for-4. He’s now 9-for-15 in his last four games.

Game MVP: Jake Marisnick

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