Suzuki Walk Off Single Gives Twins the Win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Suzuki hit the winning RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning after two wild pitches by Seattle closer Carson Smith let Minnesota tie the score, and the Twins beat the Mariners 3-2 on Saturday.
Miguel Sano led off the ninth with a double, moved up on an errant fastball by Smith (1-5) that nearly hit Torii Hunter in the head. Then with two outs, pinch-runner Shane Robinson sprinted home with the tying run on another wild pitch that let Eddie Rosario take second.
Rosario, who was intentionally walked, stole third base and then scored on Suzuki's sharp single to left field.
Trevor May (7-7) pitched a perfect ninth inning for the victory.
Nelson Cruz led off the sixth with his 28th home run, a full-count pitch from Kyle Gibson off the back wall of the bullpen behind left-center field and gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead.