Seattle’s Cruz Homers Twice; Leaves Game With Wrist Soreness in a M’s 4-3 Win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday.
Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances.
Trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2001, Seattle is 2 1/2 games behind Baltimore for the second American League wild-card spot with a week to play.
Max Kepler homered and Robbie Grossman had three hits for Minnesota in its 100th loss. This is the second time in team history the Twins have had triple-digit losses: The 1982 squad finished 60-102.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz left Sunday's game in Minnesota with left wrist soreness.
Cruz, who hit two home runs in the game, appeared to hurt himself on a sixth inning swing. His second home run of the game came on the next pitch. He hit four home runs in the three-game series and has nine in his last 10 games at Target Field.
He has 41 home runs and 100 RBI on the season, his third straight year with at least 40 home runs.