The Twins coughed up an 8-2 lead and lost 16-8 Monday to the Houston Astros.  Houston scored 11 runs in the 8th inning and 3 in the 9th inning to come from behind to win.  Ervin Santana allowed 1 earned run in 7 innings but the bullpen struggled.  Ryan Pressly allowed 5 earned runs, and both Craig Breslow and Matt Belisle allowed 3 earned runs.

Miguel Sano hit a 2-run homerun, Robbie Grossman had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, a homerun and 2 RBIs for Minnesota.

The Twins are 26-21 and hold a 1-game lead on Cleveland for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will host Houston again tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:30.  Right hander Jose Berrios (3-0) will start on the mound for the Twins and Mike Fiers (1-2) toes the rubber for Houston.

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