Celestino RBIs three, Sánchez homers and Twins shut out SF

Gilberto Celestino cleaned the bases with a double and fellow Dominican Gary Sanchez added a two-run homer during a six-run third-inning drive for the Minnesota Twins, who snapped a six-game losing streak with a 9-0 blowout Friday. to the San Francisco Giants.

Carlos Correa and Kyle Garlick also homered for Minnesota, which had scored just a dozen runs and hit .176 during its nearly week-long losing streak.

Garlick had three hits in his return to the lineup after being sidelined since Aug. 1 with a right rib contusion.

Joe Ryan (10-6) allowed two hits and struck out eight in six shutout innings to become the first major league rookie to reach 10 wins this season.

Ryan has an AL rookie-high 113 strikeouts, including 20 in 18 2/3 innings over his last three starts.

Austin Slater, Mike Yastrzemski, Tony La Stella and Joc Pederson had all the hits for the Giants, who have eight losses in eight games.

Correa, 1-for-11 with four strikeouts in Minnesota’s sweep of Houston this week, hit his homer to the left side in the first inning for a 2-0 lead.

In 15 of the previous 16 games, Minnesota had failed to record six touchdowns.

San Francisco starter Alex Wood (8-11) had his worst start of the season for the second straight time on Friday, allowing eight earned runs on six hits, including a pair of home runs. He also hit two batters.

For the Twins, Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa 3-2, two runs scored, two RBIs, and José Miranda 3-1, one produced. Colombian Gio Urshela 4-0. The Dominicans Jorge Polanco 2-0, one scored; Gilberto Celestino 3-1, one run scored, three RBIs, and Gary Sánchez 4-1, one run scored, two RBIs. The Venezuelan Sandy León 4-1, one scored.

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For the Giants, Venezuelans Wilmer Flores 3-0 and Thairo Estrada 4-0.

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