SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer against his former team, rookie starter Bailey Ober struck out six and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2.
Cruz's second-deck shot to left field in the fifth inning made it 6-0 and helped snap the Twins' three-game losing streak.
It was his 431st career home run, moving him into a tie with Lou Gehrig at 49th on the career list.
Ryan Jeffers followed with a solo homer two batters later.
Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson left after scoring in the first inning with right calf tenderness.