Houston Astros defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-5

Twins outfielder Denard Span took batting practice and caught fly balls before Saturday's game, and feels as if he's almost all the way back from the right ear infection that led to dizziness this month.

He said the medication he is taking is working well.

"Just two more pills, then I will be done," he said.

Span said his main concern now is getting his legs back in shape to play every day as he gets closer to Thursday, when he can be activated from the 15-day disabl...

The Twins need to persuade themselves that it's OK to be two games over .500.

Every time they try -- they have had four chances this season -- the opponent knocks them back.

The most recent occurrence came Saturday night, when the Twins slugged four homers but lost to Houston 6-5 at the Metrodome.

Brendan Harris, Delmon Young, Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel homered for the Twins, but the Astros jumped all over reliever Sean Henn during a four-run seventh inning that fo...