MLB: Six-run inning sends Twins on way to rout of D-backs


Gary Sanchez and Ryan Jeffers each hit two-run homers to help the Minnesota Twins roll to an 11-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Phoenix.

Max Kepler, Alex Kirilloff and Gio Urshela added two RBIs apiece as the Twins racked up 14 hits. It marked the fifth time Minnesota scored 10 or more runs this season.

Dylan Bundy (4-3) gave up one run and four hits over eight innings while recording his first win since April 23. He struck out seven and walked none while halting a seven-start winless stretch.

The victory was Minnesota’s first in Phoenix since June 8, 2005. The Twins had lost five straight in the desert, including Friday night’s 7-2 setback.

Luis Arraez, Carlos Correa, Nick Gordon, Trevor Larnach and Kepler each had two hits for Minnesota, which was 7-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

The Diamondbacks had just four hits.

Arizona’s Luke Weaver (1-1) was rocked for nine runs and 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.

The Twins erupted for six runs and six hits in the third inning.
Runners were at first and third with one out when Correa singled in the first run. Kepler followed with a double to make it 2-0.

One out later, Kirilloff cracked a two-run double, and Sanchez followed with a mammoth 456-foot homer to left-center to make it 6-0. The homer was Sanchez’s eighth of the season.

Minnesota tacked on three runs in the fourth. Kepler hit an RBI single, and Urshela followed with a two-run double to make it 9-0.

Arizona got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Buddy Kennedy tripled and later scored on Carson Kelly’s sacrifice fly.

The Twins struck again in the seventh when Jeffers slugged a 422-foot homer to left-center to make it 11-1. It was his fifth blast of the season.

–Field Level Media



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