Miguel Sano blasts three home runs before Jorge Polanco wins it for Twins in a walkoff
May 19, 2021
Yermin Mercedes' home run off a backup catcher one day earlier was on everybody's mind Tuesday night. At least, until Miguel Sano started hitting home runs off actual pitchers.
The slumping slugger lined a shot into the left-field bleachers, blasted a screamer into the juniper bushes in center field, and, after Tyler Duffey and Rocco Baldelli were ejected for an apparent retaliation against Mercedes for Monday night's "disrespect," launched a long fly ball into the seats in right-center in the eighth, the first three-homer game of his career.
An inning later, Jorge Polanco drove home Andrelton Simmons with a 340-foot single into the right-field corner, and the Twins beat the White Sox for the first time in five meetings, 5-4 in a walk-off victory at Target Field.