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Sano 3-run homer propels struggling Twins past A's 5-4

Miguel Sanó snapped a 19-game homerless drought with a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano, top, is congratulated by Max Kepler after hitting a three-run home run off Oakland Athletics pitcher Jake Diekman in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sanó snapped a 19-game homerless drought with a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins came back to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4.

Reliever Jake Diekman (2-1) allowed the homer for Oakland. 

Alex Colomé (2-3) pitched a scoreless inning in relief of José Berríos. 

Hansel Robles secured his first save of the year despite a one-out double in the ninth from Chad Pinder. 

Mark Canha and Matt Olson homered for the Athletics, who started the day leading the American League in home runs.