Julio Rodriguez belted two home runs and Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead, two-run double to highlight a three-run ninth as the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 9-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in Minneapolis
Cade Marlowe hit his first major league home run to go along with a double and two runs, while Cal Raleigh had two hits for Seattle, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Matt Brash (5-3) picked up the win with one inning of relief, and Paul Sewald garnered his 20th save.
Matt Wallner and Michael A. Taylor homered, Edouard Julien and Willi Castro each had an RBI triple and Max Kepler had two hits and two runs for Minnesota, which saw a four-game winning streak end. Oliver Ortega (0-1) suffered the loss.
Trailing 6-2, Seattle rallied to tie the game with a four-run eighth. Twins reliever Jovani Moran issued back-to-back walks to J.P. Crawford and Suarez to start the inning, and Raleigh followed with an RBI double
Suarez then scored on Teoscar Hernandez's groundout and Rodriguez ripped a two-run blast -- his 16th homer of the season -- to make it 6-6.
Marlowe led off the ninth with a walk against Ortega, stole second and went to third on a bunt single by Kolten Wong. After Crawford was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Suarez doubled to bring home a pair and give Seattle an 8-6 lead.
Hernandez's sacrifice fly later in the inning gave the Mariners a three-run lead
Taylor led off the bottom of the ninth with his 12th home run to pull the Twins within two, but Sewald retired the next three batters in order to end the game
Minnesota jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Seattle starter George Kirby. Edouard ripped an RBI triple to center and scored on Kepler's single before Wallner sent a two-run homer to the right field seats.
Rodriguez cut Seattle's deficit to 4-1 with a solo home run in the second. The Twins extended their lead to 5-1 in the third when Castro had his run-scoring triple
Marlowe made it 5-2 with his milestone homer in the fifth, but the Twins answered with a sacrifice fly by Donovan Solano in the sixth
Kirby allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings, while Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings.
--Field Level Media