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SportGordon helps Mariners beat sloppy Twins 9-6 in 10 innings

07:55  13 june  2019
07:55  13 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams

MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams The Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of two of the major leagues' hottest teams. Minnesota, a big league-best 38-18, overcame a 3-1 fifth-inning deficit and won for the 13th time in 16 games. The Twins opened a season-high 10 1/2-game in the AL Central. They have scored three or more runs in 24 straight games, matching the Minnesota record for a single season, set in 2006. BOX SCORE: TWINS 5, RAYS 3 Jose Berrios and Taylor Rogers (2-1) combined on a four-hitter and stopped a six-game winning streak by the Rays (35-20), their longest since last August.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle got another chance in the 10 th inning , and Dee Gordon ran his way to the win for the Mariners . Gordon scored on one of Minnesota's five errors, helping the Mariners beat the Twins 9 - 6 on Wednesday night. Seattle went 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position and

Dee Gordon scored on one of Minnesota's three errors in the 10 th inning , helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 9 - 6 on Wednesday night. The AL Central-leading Twins finished with five errors for the game. (© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Gordon helps Mariners beat sloppy Twins 9-6 in 10 innings© The Associated Press Seattle Mariners' Shed Long celebrates his three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS — Dee Gordon scored on one of Minnesota's three errors in the 10th inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.

Gordon opened the 10th with a ground-rule double off Tyler Duffey (1-1). Shed Long then walked before the runners advanced on Dylan Moore's sacrifice.

Mallex Smith followed with a grounder to first baseman C.J. Cron, who tried to get the speedy Gordon at the plate. Mitch Garver picked up the error when he was unable to handle the throw.

Hill, Dodgers beat Phillies 8-0 to complete 3-game sweep

Hill, Dodgers beat Phillies 8-0 to complete 3-game sweep Rich Hill scattered three hits over seven innings, the Dodgers broke out with seven runs in the eighth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday to complete a three-game sweep in a matchup of the National League's top two teams. The West-leading Dodgers extended their winning streak to five with their seventh series sweep, improving the best home record in the major leagues to 25-7. East-leading Philadelphia has lost four in a row for the first time this season. Hill (2-1) struck out nine and walked three, including a pair of intentional passes to Maikel Franco. He did not allow a hit until J.T. Realmuto singled starting the fifth.

Gordon scored on one of Minnesota’s five errors, helping the Mariners beat the Twins 9 - 6 on Wednesday night. Seattle went 1 for 17 with runners Twins right-hander José Berríos allowed seven hits in 6 2/3 innings . He struck out six and walked two. Seattle scored five times in the eighth to open

MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams. The Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of two of the major leagues' hottest teams. Minnesota, a big league-best 38-18, overcame a 3-1 fifth- inning deficit and won for the 13th time in 16 games.

BOX SCORE: MARINERS 9, TWINS 6 (10)

After Kyle Seager struck out, Long and Smith scored when third baseman Miguel Sanó flubbed Edwin Encarnacion's grounder. The AL Central-leading Twins finished with five errors for the game.

Seattle carried a 6-4 lead into the ninth, but Byron Buxton hit a tying two-run shot off Anthony Bass (1-1) with no outs. Roenis Elías worked a perfect 10th for his sixth save.

It was a frantic finish after pitching controlled most of the action.

Gerson Bautista worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings for Seattle in an opener role. Then Tommy Milone came in and pitched six innings of three-run ball against his former team.

Daniel Vogelback hit his 17th homer for the Mariners in the sixth inning, but Marwin González tied it at 1 with his eighth homer in the seventh.

Betts homers as Red Sox beat Royals 7-5 for 3-game sweep

Betts homers as Red Sox beat Royals 7-5 for 3-game sweep Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in a four-run third inning and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Thursday to complete their first series sweep in nearly a month.Boston outscored the Royals 23-8 over three games and swept a series for just the fourth time this year, the first since May 10-12 against the Chicago White Sox. The World Series champions are 27-16 following a 6-13 start. Betts is 7 for 11 with five home runs against Duffy (3-3), including six hits, five home runs and a walk in his last seven plate appearances. Kansas City has lost six straight and nine of 10, dropping to a big league-worst 19-43.

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Twins right-hander José Berríos allowed seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Seattle scored five times in the eighth to open a 6-1 lead. Long had the big blow, hitting a three-run shot to right for his first career homer.

Minnesota responded with three in the bottom half. Max Kepler launched his 16th homer, and Mitch Garver and González had run-scoring singles.

STREAKING

Minnesota's Jorge Polanco extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the eighth inning. It also extended his on-base streak to 26 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Manager Scott Servais said infielder J.P. Crawford, who has missed the last two weeks with a sprained left ankle, should rejoin the team in Oakland on Friday. Crawford hit a three-run homer Tuesday during his rehab assignment with High-A Modesto, and Servais said Crawford "felt good."

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Mariners: Rookie LHP Yusei Kikuchi has lasted just 3 1/3 innings in each of his last three outings. He'll look to snap his three-game losing streak in the series finale.

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Twins: RHP Michael Pineda has allowed three earned runs in each of his last six starts. He'll try to beat the Mariners for the second time this season, having previously earned a win on May 16 in Seattle.

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