Jose Miranda defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis, winning in the bottom of the ninth inning to select Alex Kirilloff.
Minnesota tied it with a 3 when Jorge Polanco hit a 425-foot home run from Jorge Lopez (3-5) against the bullpen in the center left and led from the bottom nine.
After one, Kirilov doubled the bottom of the fence in the center left and advanced to third place with Gary Sanchez's broken bat single. Miranda then followed with a sharp single to the left to win it.
Twins beat Byron Buxton's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning from Lopez in Friday night's series opener 3-2. Lopez did not allow home runs in the previous 371/3 innings before Baxton and Polanco hit home runs in a row at bat.
Nick Gordon hit a home run, Luis Arráez, Gio Urshela, and Gordon each hit twice in Minnesota, and won the Orioles 12 times in a row until July 9, 2017. I won in a row. Emilio Pagan (2-3) won in 9th place 1-2-3, including two strikeouts.
Anthony Santander hit a home run and Tyler Nevin doubled the RBI to lead Baltimore.
The Orioles led 1-0 in the second inning when Ryan Mountcastle led in a double and scored a double out in the gap in the center right of Nevin's line.
Santander finished 3rd in 3rd place on his 15th home run of the season, a 375-foot drive to the bleachers on the right.
Baltimore extended their lead to 3-0 in 4th place. Rougned Odor started the inning with a double line drive above left fielder Alex Kirilloff and was sacrificed to third place by Robinson Chirinos. After Nevin walked, Jorge Mateo drove the scent on a sacrifice fly.
Minnesota made a 410-foot drive to the dead center on Gordon's fourth home run of the season, cutting to 3-1 on the seventh.
When Urshela led the single runner Gilberto Celestino and Arráez advanced to 3rd place in the double, the Twins approached 3-2 in 8th place. After Baxton attacked, Celestino scored on Carlos Correa's sacrifice fly.
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