Kyle Seager’s second HR caps Seattle Mariners’ big comeback vs. Minnesota Twins

Apr 11, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) celebrates after hitting an RBI double in the third inning while Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford (3) looks on at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Seager went 4 for 4 and hit two home runs, including a three-run shot in the top of the ninth inning, as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis and take two of three games in the series.

Rookie Taylor Trammell also homered for Seattle, his second in as many games.

Minnesota’s Byron Buxton went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and four RBIs.

The Mariners rallied in the ninth against Twins closer Alex Colome (0-1). Mitch Haniger and Ty France singled before Seager hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall in right-center field to give Seattle its first lead.

Seattle relievers Will Vest, Drew Steckenrider (1-1) and Rafael Montero combined for four hitless innings. Montero earned his second save of the season.

Trailing 6-0, Seager led off the sixth with a home run to right and Jose Marmolejos followed with a double high off the wall in right-center.

After Luis Torrens grounded a single into left field to put runners on the corners, Trammell went deep to right to make it 6-4.

That was it for Twins right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who allowed four runs on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in five-plus innings.

The Mariners pulled within a run in the seventh as Ty France was hit by a pitch and Seager grounded a single into right to send France to third. France scored on Dylan Moore’s groundout to make it 6-5.

Seattle right-hander Chris Flexen gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in five innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly in the first to give the Twins an early lead. They scored three more in the third on Buxton’s bases-loaded, two-run double and Max Kepler’s sacrifice fly.

Cruz walked to lead off the fifth and Buxton hit the next pitch deep into the Twins’ bullpen, just a few feet to the left of straightaway center, for a 6-0 lead.

–Field Level Media