Colabello's slam gives Twins 10-6 win over Astros

Colabello's slam gives Twins 10-6 win over Astros
September 2, 2013, 6:02 pm
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Minnesota Twins' Chris Colabello (55) hits a home run against the Houston Astros in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

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HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Chris Colabello homered twice, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Monday.

It was 6-all before Chia-Jen Lo (0-3) allowed a single to Brian Dozier with one out in the ninth. Doug Bernier and Chris Herrmann drew two-out walks on full-count pitches before Colabello hit the next pitch into the bullpen in right-center.

It was the first career grand slam for Colabello, who ended a 0-for-23 skid with a single on Sunday.

The Twins trailed 5-1 after two innings, but chipped away at the lead with the help of solo homers by Trevor Plouffe, Colabello and Dozier. A two-out RBI single by Pedro Florimon tied it in the eighth.

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