TWINS 10, MARINERS 5
Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs, utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s hustle keyed a six-run sixth for Minnesota. CJ Kron also belted a three-run homer in the seventh to add to the Minnesota lead.
Cruz homered in the third and added a two-run single in the sixth when Adrianza helped key the rally. Max Kepler led off with a walk, and Adrianza singled Kepler to third. Mariners right-hander Brandon Brennan (2-6), on in relief, threw wildly past first trying to pick off Adrianza.
Kepler scored and Adrianza took second on the throwing error. Adrianza advanced on Brennan’s wild pitch and scored on a ground ball by Jason Castro with the infield in, sliding headfirst to beat second baseman Dee Gordon’s throw. Cruz and Kepler each drove in two runs with singles later in the inning.
Ryan Harper (2-0) was the beneficiary of the Twins’ rally.
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