Twins stun Reds 7-5 on 9th inning HR

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CINCINNATI, OHIO – AUGUST 03: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins turns a double play past Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park on August 03, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Heath Hembree walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker. Polanco fouled off four two-strike pitches before connecting on a liner into the Twins bullpen down the right field line. Mitch Garver had a three-run homer in the fifth for the Twins. Jonathan India’s two-run homer in the fifth off Kenta Maeda gave the Reds a 5-4 lead.

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