Mauer, Sano homer again; Twins beat Mariners for sweep

Both homered for the third-straight game on Sunday

Minnesota Twins outfielders Robbie Grossman (36), Danny Santana and Miguel Sano (22) share congratulations after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) – Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.

Mauer and Sano hit back-to-back home runs off Taijuan Walker into the bullpens behind left field for a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Sano has homered in four consecutive games.

Ricky Nolasco (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings for Minnesota. Kevin Jepsen got his sixth save despite allowing two runs.

The Twins homered three times off starter Walker (2-5).

After Byung Ho Park’s walk, Juan Centeno hit a two-out double to drive in another run to extend Minnesota’s lead in the fourth. A single, hit batter and walk by Walker to load the bases in the fifth inning brought his day to a close. His five earned runs marked a season high.

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