Zunino Hits 2nd HR in 9th to Rally Mariners Past Twins 6-5
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that gave the surging Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Kyle Seager also homered for the Mariners, who overcame a three-run deficit and won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Ben Gamel singled with two outs in the ninth off closer Brandon Kintzler (2-1). Zunino, who hit a solo shot in the third, sent a 2-1 pitch over the wall in center field for his fourth home run.
Edwin Diaz (2-2) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
After trailing 5-2, the Mariners scored once in the fifth and pulled to 5-4 in the sixth on Seager’s seventh homer.
Miguel Sano’s three-run homer capped a four-run fifth against Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo — all with two outs.