Kyle Gibson threw a one-run shot into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two Robinson Canó errors in a single play to beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday.
Minnesota avoided the sweep in the three-game series and cut Seattle’s five-game winning streak thanks in part to the unexpected mistakes of one of the competition’s best defensive second basemen.
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In the fifth episode, with two outs and a runner in second base, the Canó played badly a slow roulette of Joe Mauer. It made the error worse when trying to reach the Venezuelan Ehire Adrianza in third, since its launch was low, it passed of length of Kyle Seager and it allowed the race of Adrianza.
One day after admitting the home run of the win in the ninth inning, Minnesota closer Brandon Kintzler took the last three outs for his 16th save.
Jason Castro shot a homer to Seattle starter Christian Bergman (3-3) in the fourth, the only big mistake made by the right.
For the Twins, Miguel Sanó of 3-1. Kennys Vargas of Puerto Rico 4-0. The Venezuelan Ehire Adrianza of 3-1, with an annotated one.
For the Mariners, the Cuban Guillermo Heredia of 4-2. Robinson Canó of 4-1.