Twins win again on Polanco walk-off after bullpen dominates into extra innings


August 17, 2021

Jim Mone, Associated Press

Jorge Polanco beat the tag by Cleveland catcher Austin Hedges in the third inning.

After winning series from division-leading Houston, the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay, the Twins welcomed second-place Cleveland to Target Field on a breezy summer's night Monday and kept on winning.

Jorge Polanco drove in Max Kepler with a two-out, walk-off single as the Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games after their bullpen kept the game tied with a nearly perfect stretch of pitching.

John Gant, Juan Minaya, Alex Colome and Caleb Thielbar combined to pitch four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk after the game was tied 4-4 when Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers hit a 426-foot homer to left-center field in the sixth inning. That was his 11th home run this season.


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