Escobar’s HR Leads Twins 8-5 Win
SEATTLE (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs and seven Twins scored a run.
Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches.
Austin Jackson had a two-run home run for the Mariners in the seventh, his second.
After the Twins capitalized on two first-inning Mariner errors for a 1-0 lead, Nelson Cruz drove in a pair on a double down the right-field line.
They gave Cruz a league-leading 20 RBIs. It's the most by a Mariners player in April since 2003, when Bret Boone had 21. The club record is 30 by Ken Griffey Jr., in 1997.