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Polanco 3-run blast stuns Reds in 7-5 Twins win

Polanco fouled off four two-strike pitches before connecting on a liner into the Twins bullpen down the right field line.
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Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, high-fives Tony Diaz, right, after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

CINCINNATI — Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Heath Hembree walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker. Polanco fouled off four two-strike pitches before connecting on a liner into the Twins bullpen down the right field line.

Mitch Garver had a three-run homer in the fifth for the Twins. 

Jonathan India’s two-run homer in the fifth off Kenta Maeda gave the Reds a 5-4 lead.