MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó's pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
Sanó's 19th home run of the season went an estimated 443 feet off reliever Chris Martin, hitting high off the wall in center field.
Martin (0-3) was making his second appearance for Atlanta since being acquired at the trade deadline. He got two quick outs before allowing a single to Luis Arraez. Sanó then hit the first pitch he saw for the first pinch-hit, walkoff home run for Minnesota since 2006.
Trevor May (5-3) pitched two innings with one hit allowed for the Twins, who have won four in a row to stretch their lead over Cleveland in the AL Central to four games. They've won nine of their past 11 games.
The Braves have lost three of four and are 12-11 since the All-Star break.
Freddie Freeman hit his 27th homer for Atlanta.
Max Kepler followed with his 31st homer. Kepler has eight home runs in his past 15 games.