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Twins fall to Mariners in first game of the series, 4-3

One of the three points from Minnesota came from Gilberto Celestino, who hit his first home run in major league baseball on Monday night.
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 14, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — The Minnesota Twins lose another game, this time to the Seattle Mariners on their home field. 

Jake Bauers, a new trade to the Mariners from Cleveland, barely cleared the wall in right-center field with his first home run since being traded to Seattle. The hit lifted the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. 

Bauers' third homer of the season came with one out in the eighth inning off Hansel Robles. Bauers lined a 1-0 pitch just beyond the reach of Nick Gordon's leaping attempt at the fence. Seattle trailed 3-1, but scored twice in the fifth and the Mariners bullpen shut down the Twins long enough for Bauers to come through with the big hit.

One of the three points from Minnesota came from Gilberto Celestino, who made his major-league debut on June 2, 2021. His hit was this first MLB career home run during the fourth inning.

The Twins have gone 12-19 away from home. The Bomba Squad has slugged .432, good for third in the American League.

Nelson Cruz leads the club with a .549 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 13 home runs.

Twins take on the Mariners again Tuesday night in the second game of three in Seattle.