Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Minnesota Twins left fielder Darin Mastroianni helped out his starting pitcher Tuesday by making a diving catch against Houston. Then a Twins reliever had to return the favor by giving Mastroianni a helping hand -- and a belt. Mastroianni dove to make a catch on a Jose Altuve fly ball to left field for the first out of the fourth inning. There was a problem, though: as Mastroianni dove and hit the ground, he broke his belt in the process. Instead of stopping the game to head to the dugout to grab another belt, Mastroianni improvised. He turned to the Twins' bullpen in the outfield and got an assist from relief pitcher Josh Roenicke. Minnesota's right-hander took off his belt and passed it through the chain link fence in the bullpen as Mastroianni passed his broken one to Roenicke. He then put on Roenicke's belt and returned to action. "I dove for the ball, and I've kind of got a used belt since I left mine in Minnesota," said Mastroianni, who had three hits and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-6 win. "It just snapped on me. I was right next to the bullpen, so I could just hand Roenicke my belt that was already snapped in half. He gave me his." Mastroianni missed most of the season with a stress reaction in his ankle, which required surgery. Tuesday marked just his 13th game with the Twins this season after playing in 77 a year ago. For better or worse, his broken belt Tuesday was among the more memorable plays of his season -- and it happened to be captured for all to see at Minute Maid Park in Houston. "As I was doing it, I was like, 'I hope they don't put this on the jumbotron,'" Mastroianni said. "I peeked up and there it was." Chalk up the belt exchange as Roenicke's first save of the game. He later pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn yet another save as he preserved Minnesota's victory over the Astros. While Roenicke saved Tuesday's game, his belt swap with Mastroianni may have been the more impressive save of the night. FOX Sports North's Jamie Hersch contributed to this report. Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Thunder interested in trading for Carmelo Anthony

Mayweather says he will stand ‘toe to toe’ with McGregor

Raiders to limit Marshawn Lynch's workload in 2017?

Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

Andy Reid chastises Tamba Hali for social media outburst

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Every 2009-2016 NBA MVP will now play for Warriors or Cavaliers

Mike Tyson weighs in on Conor McGregor’s chances of beating Floyd Mayweather

Report: Robert Griffin III scheduled to work out with Chargers

Report: Derrick Rose will sign with Cavs

Notes on the prospects from 2017 NBA Summer League

Mississippi State fan uncovered infamous Freeze phone call

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

Kicking It: USMNT struggles to find consistency in Gold Cup as World Cup qualifying nears

Three Up, Three Down: The Dodgers are a complete juggernaut right now

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

Who won the Open Championship in the year you were born?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker