Sano homers twice, Twins beat Rays 6-3

Tampa Bay Rays
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Miguel Sano homered twice and drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins took two of three in a series between the teams with the AL’s worst records by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Sunday.

Sano put the Twins up 3-1 on a three-run shot off Matt Andriese in the third and added a solo drive during the ninth against Ryan Garton. He also became the first player to hit a ball off the roof at Tropicana Field, which opened in 1998, in the first when his pop fly hit 210 feet above the playing surface before being caught by third baseman Evan Longoria.

Kyle Gibson (4-6) gave up two runs, six hits and walked four over five innings. Brandon Kintzler, the Twins fourth reliever, pitched the ninth for his ninth save.

Nick Franklin and Longoria homered for the Rays. Longoria has seven homers in seven games against Minnesota this season.

Andriese (6-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

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