SEATTLE (AP) – Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh and the Minnesota Twins won their third straight with a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Kevin Jepsen pitched the ninth for his fifth save despite Seattle having the tying run at third base with no outs. Jepsen got a shallow popout from Dae-Ho Lee that was not deep enough to score Shawn O’Malley from third. Seattle then ran itself into a game-ending double play with O’Malley getting caught off third base and Kyle Seager tagged out trying to advance to second.
Ryan Pressly (2-3) won in relief, while Nick Vincent (2-2) took the loss.
Eduardo Nunez and Joe Mauer both hit their fifth home runs for the Twins. Nori Aoki and Luis Sardinas each hit solo homers for Seattle.