The Minnesota Twins homered their way past the Miami Marlins once again with a 7-5 win on Wednesday.
The Twins hit three home runs in this one, which came a day after tallying four blasts. Miami has not answered back with power of its own, and finds itself down 2-0 in the series. The Marlins are now 3-5 in eight interleague games this year.
Wei-Yin Chen gave up all three home runs in a poor start. The lefty ended up allowing five total runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings. Chen exited before the Twins took the lead and ended up with a no-decision.
Giancarlo Stanton had a couple of hits and a run batted in to give him 29 on the season. Stanton had seen his average slip under .200 due to a prolonged slump. With the two hits on Wednesday, Stanton is now hitting .202 on the season. The slugger hit fifth in the lineup behind Marcell Ozuna.
The best offensive game for a Marlins hitter came from Ichiro Suzuki. Getting a start at the designated hitter spot, Suzuki had three hits, a run scored and an RBI. The veteran now is only 29 hits away from 3,000 in his career.
Miami was 6-13 with runners in scoring position, but those hits did not bring runners home enough. The Marlins left nine men on base and that ended up being the difference in the loss.
The Marlins and Twins will play one more on Thursday when Tom Koehler takes the mound for Miami.