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Arizona scores late to take down Twins

(Phoenix, AZ) — Arizona’s Ketel Marte drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single in the seventh inning as the Diamondbacks topped the Minnesota Twins 5-4 last night in Phoenix. Marte also opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first inning. Eugenio Suarez tripled in a run and Tucker Barnhart had an R-B-I for the D-backs, who rallied after blowing an early 4-0 lead. Kevin Ginkel picked up the win in relief and Paul Sewald closed it out for his 10th save. Byron Buxton hit a solo home run to give Minnesota its first run. Ryan Jeffers belted a three-run homer to tie the game in the seventh for Minnesota, which has dropped four of its last six to dip to 43-36. The Twins trail first-place Cleveland by nine games in the A-L Central. The Guardians have won seven straight games and are a Major League Baseball-best 51-26. Minnesota reliever Jorge Alcala took the loss. Game two of the three-game series is tonight at Chase Field.

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