MINNEAPOLIS — Gilberto Celestino walked with the bases loaded within the tenth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Saturday evening.
It was the second straight win for Minnesota, which had beforehand misplaced six in a row.
Pinch-runner Caleb Hamilton began the additional inning on second base and superior to 3rd on an ideal sacrifice bunt by Nick Gordon. Gio Urshela walked and Max Kepler was deliberately walked earlier than Celestino took 4 straight balls from Dominic Leone (4-5), San Francisco’s fifth reliever of the evening.
Minnesota scored all its runs within the ultimate two innings.
Right down to its final out, RBI singles by Carlos Correa and Jake Cave off San Francisco nearer Camilo Doval tied the rating 2-2 within the ninth.
Kepler walked to open the ninth and Luis Arraez walked two outs later. Correa singled to proper to drive in Kepler and Miranda went the opposite method to rating Arraez. Correa had a season-high 4 of Minnesota’s 9 hits.
With Jhoan Duran (2-3) pitching, a heads up play by Correa at shortstop opened the San Francisco tenth. With Luis González making an attempt for third base on a floor ball, Correa threw to Gio Urshela for a straightforward tag.
Correa began a near-rally within the eighth in opposition to John Brebbia, hitting a pointy single previous third baseman Evan Longoria. Cave snapped an 0-for-21 skid with a single to get Correa to 3rd, however Brebbia acquired Jose Miranda to come out and Gordon struck out for the third time.
Doval changed Brebbia and Urshela lined out. Minnesota was 2 for 10 with runners in scoring place.
Tommy La Stella drove in an early run for the Giants, who had simply 4 hits for the second straight evening. Three of these got here within the ninth earlier than Austin Slater’s sacrifice fly scored one other.
San Francisco starter Alex Cobb allowed 4 hits whereas placing out seven; nonetheless, he wanted 99 pitches to get by his quintet of innings, 31 within the five-batter second inning.
After Zack Littell threw a 1-2-3 sixth, Alex Younger survived a shaky seventh by, first, getting Celestino to hit right into a double play. Two batters later and moments earlier than a 51-minute rain delay, Arraez flew out with a person on second and lightning close by.
Minnesota starter Sonny Grey additionally put up the outs in his five-inning outing with out a lot brevity. Of his 90 pitches, 53 had been strikes.
Grey took a no-hitter into his ultimate inning however walked Slater and González — Slater was picked off first base — earlier than Joey Bart lined a double to left subject for the primary San Francisco hit. La Stella adopted with a sacrifice fly to attain González.
Grey has allowed two or fewer runs in six of final seven begins because the All-Star break, going 3-1 in that span with a 1.91 ERA. He is struck out no less than 5 in all however Saturday’s recreation, the place his complete was 4.
San Francisco recalled González from Triple-A Sacramento after the Giants optioned OF Bryce Johnson to the River Cats after Friday’s recreation.
Giants: 1B LaMonte Wade Jr. was again within the lineup. A late scratch Friday with hip tightness, he struck out thrice.
Twins: 2B Jorge Polanco left the sport within the sixth with left patellar tendinitis and is each day. … RHP Tyler Mahle (proper shoulder tightness) felt good after throwing 25 pitches in a Friday bullpen session. A extra intense bullpen session is deliberate subsequent, though no time has been set. He’s eligible to return off the 15-day disabled listing Sept. 2.
Sunday’s sequence finale has San Francisco RHP Jakob Junis (4-3, 3.58) scheduled to face Minnesota RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 7.36).