Astros take advantage of a mistake in the ninth inning to beat Minnesota in Game 1

Minnesota hasn’t won a postseason game since Game 1 of the 2004 Division Series against the New York Yankees.

For their part, the Houston Astros, who have reached the World Series in two of the last three seasons, qualified this year despite the signal theft scandal in which they lost their manager and ended the short season with a 29-31.

An error in the ninth inning by Jorge Polanco and a walk by Mexican Sergio Romo to José Altuve gave them the advantage.