Bauers’ 1st homer for Mariners caps comeback, tops Twins 4-3

Jake Bauers barely cleared the wall in right-center subject along with his first residence run since being traded to Seattle and lifted the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins

SEATTLE — When Jake Bauers related within the fifth inning, he was sure the ball was destined to go away the park solely to see it caught on the warning observe due to the heavy air and huge outfield of his new residence subject.

“I’ve had a number of homers to middle in my day and that was undoubtedly on the record of one thing that I’d say ought to be a homer,” Bauers mentioned.

Three innings later Bauers had sufficient on his drive, barely clearing the wall in right-center subject along with his first residence run since being traded to Seattle and lifted the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night time.

Bauers’ third homer of the season was a tiebreaking, solo drive with one out within the eighth inning off reliever Hansel Robles (2-3). Bauers lined a 1-0 pitch simply past the attain of Nick Gordon’s leaping try on the fence.

“That final one, I booked it a bit of bit as a result of I assumed I might need had an opportunity at a triple after which lastly noticed them signaling residence run,” Bauers mentioned.

Bauers was traded from Cleveland to Seattle final week after he was designated for project by the Indians earlier this month.

“There’s nothing higher than contributing to your membership and serving to them win a number of video games,” Seattle supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. “You’re feeling such as you belong. You’re making huge impression as you get to know folks and get to know our course of and the way we sort of go about issues right here. (I am) excited for him.”

Seattle trailed 3-1, however scored twice within the fifth and the Mariners bullpen shut down the Twins lengthy sufficient for Bauers to come back via with the massive hit.

JT Chargois and Paul Sewald (3-2) mixed for 3 scoreless innings of aid and Drew Steckenrider pitched the ninth for his first save.

Jake Fraley was on base 4 occasions for Seattle, together with an RBI single within the third. Ty France had an RBI double and Dylan Moore an RBI triple within the fifth for Seattle.

Minnesota’s runs got here on Trevor Larnach’s RBI single within the first and residential runs from Alex Kirilloff and Gilberto Celestino within the fourth. Kirilloff related for the primary time since Could 2, whereas Celestino’s homer was the primary of his main league profession.

Neither Minnesota starter Kenta Maeda or Seattle’s Marco Gonzales had been round to be concerned within the determination.

Maeda was reinstated from his rehab at Triple-A to make his first begin since Could 22 because of an adductor pressure. Maeda was going to be on a restricted pitch rely however was finished after 4 innings.

Maeda struggled to get out of the primary strolling three consecutive batters within the opening inning, however recovered to get via 4 innings on 76 pitches and permitting one run. Maeda did snap his streak of 20 consecutive begins permitting two of fewer walks.

“My pitch rely went up. That’s one thing that I ought to be capable to repair within the subsequent outing. However general all my pitches had been there at the moment. I feel it was nice pitching normally,” Maeda mentioned via an interpreter.

Gonzales managed to make it via 5 innings regardless of giving up arduous contact and the homers to Kirilloff and Celestino. Gonzales was capable of push his pitch rely above 90 for the primary time since lacking greater than a month with a forearm pressure, however allowed eight hits.

“There have been some pitches I attempted to get a bit of bit extra on and my end was a bit of bit inconsistent in these counts,” Gonzales mentioned. “Actually not glad, a bit of pissed off in sure pitches, however a step in the correct route general.”


Twins: Together with activating Maeda, the Twins additionally reinstated INF/OF Luis Arraez from his rehab project after lacking the previous 19 video games because of a proper shoulder sprain. … RHP Michael Pineda (proper elbow irritation) and OF Rob Refsnyder (left hamstring pressure) went on the 10-day IL. Supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned Pineda’s situation seems to be extra muscular and the place the forearm and elbow meet. … OF Byron Buxton is with the group, however nonetheless could also be a pair extra days earlier than he’s activated from the injured record.

Mariners: OF Mitch Haniger was out of the lineup Monday after fouling a pitch off his knee a day earlier than and leaving the Mariners sport in Cleveland. Based mostly on his situation on Monday, Servais mentioned he thinks Haniger will be capable to keep away from a visit to the injured record. … Seattle traded RHP Yacksel Rios to the Boston Purple Sox in trade for money. Rios was designated for project final week.


Twins: LHP J.A. Happ (3-2, 5.75) makes his twelfth begin of the season. Happ has allowed a minimum of 4 earned runs in 5 of his previous six begins.

Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (5-3, 4.68) will make his twelfth begin. Flexen has pitched a minimum of six innings in his previous three begins.


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