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Twins beat Mariners with Homer Barrage



It was the fifth time this season that the Twins completed five or more home runs in one game. This made them the first team in Major League history to perform before June 1.

Buxton and Schoop each finished five RBIs, while Cron, who also doubled and left on the warning lane, finished with four. Miguel Sano also scored, with Marwin Gonzalez leading the pack with a 3-by-6 lead when Minnesota scored 19 goals and extended its winning streak to the top five games of the season.

Tyler Duffey (1-0) took the win. To the relief of Jose Berrios, who failed to make the required five innings to claim the win, despite taking a 15-0 lead in the fifth inning. Berrios, who allowed only two singles in the first four innings, scored four runs in eight goals in 4 2/3 innings. Duffey hit 1

1/3 in scoreless innings.

Wade LeBlanc (2-1), who was activated by the injury list before the game and made his first start since April 12, after suffering a sprain of his right slash, took seven losses to defeat Hits in 2 1/3 innings.

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Minnesota struggled in both the second and third innings, scoring five runs in both races as he took the lead 10-0. It was the first time since July 25, 1996, against Boston that the twins fought the Order in two consecutive innings. This was also the last time that Minnesota scored five or more runs in two consecutive innings.

Cron opened the scoring with the 100th home game of his career and Buxton made it 5-0 with the second Grand Slam of his career. Cron then took third place with his second homer in two innings and 12th of the season, increasing the lead to 6-0. Sano followed with a solo shot and Schoop added a 3-run drive to finish the 10th : 0 to achieve.

The Twins extended their lead to fourth on Jason Castro and Buxton's RBI singles to 12-0 and finished 15th in the fifth place thanks to a double with two runs by Cron and a sacrificial fly by Sano.

Seattle struggled to score six goals, including a RBI single by Edwin Encarnacion, who finished four runs with three goals and a pursuit of Berrios at 15-4 in the fifth.

Schoop hit a homer with two runs in the sixth, and Eddie Rosario had an RBI single in eighth to finish the race. Substitute catcher Tom Murphy threw for the Mariners a ninth place between two and three, including successive clashes between Sano and Castro.


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