Twins Win on Rare Walk Off Double Play
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 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.