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MLB: Houston 6, Minnesota 5

June 20, 2009

Michael Bourn hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-5 inter-league victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Ivan Rodriguez drove in two runs for the Astros and Lance Berkman homered for his 999th career RBI.

Houston starter Brian Moehler (4-4) allowed three runs on four hits in six innings to get the victory. Jose Valverde gave up a two-out double in the ninth but held on for his fourth save.

Jason Kubel had a two-run homer and Joe Mauer, Brendan Harris and Delmon Young added solo shots for the Twins, who did all their scoring with the long ball. Mauer’s 14th home run set a career-high and extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He’s hitting .417 so far this season.

Twins starting pitcher Scott Baker gave up three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Sean Henn (0-3) retired only one batter while being charged with the loss.


Source: upi



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