Rosario’s pinch-hit homer sparks Twins’ win over Rays

Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, right, reaches second base with a two-run double ahead of the tag from Tampa Bay Rays' Logan Forsythe during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday. AP Photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Eddie Rosario had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh inning, Miguel Sano homered and had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night.

Rosario’s seventh homer put the Twins up 3-2 after Erasmo Ramirez walked Eduardo Escobar.

Sano got his 16th homer off Ramirez (7-9) in the eighth. Joe Mauer drove in two more runs with a double in the ninth for the Twins, who have won seven of nine.

Brad Miller’s solo homer off starter Ervin Santana gave the Rays a 2-1 lead in the sixth. It was the fifth homer in seven games for Miller and his 20th of the season.

Santana (5-9) struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on six hits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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