By MIKE COOK Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jorge Polanco doubled with two outs at the bottom of the 10th round to score Max Kepler and give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians Monday night.
It was the second straight walk-off victory for the Twins, who have won eight of 11. Polanco had a sacrifice in the ninth inning to beat Tampa Bay on Sunday. Minnesota last had consecutive walk-off victories 13-14. September 2017.
Minnesota, who left the bases loaded in the ninth, had them loaded without outs in the 10th. Rob Refsnyder hit a sharp ground ball to third baseman Jose Ramirez, who stepped on the sack and threw home to get Ryan Jeffers.
Polanco then made a double along the right field line outside Nick Wittgren (2-6).
Caleb Thielbar (5-0), Minnesota’s fourth relief, struck a 1-2-3 final lap, including strikes by Franmil Reyes and Bradley Zimmer.
Kepler and Ryan Jeffers homerated, and Josh Donaldson and Luis Arraez had a couple of hits for Minnesota. Zimmer and Amed Rosario each had two hits for Cleveland.
Cal Quantrill survived an early scare to throw five innings for the Indians, leaving three earned races in eight hits. He knocked out the stove.
A first-inning line drive from Donaldson drilled Quantrill in his left wrist. After a visit from the coach, it became right-handed in the game.