Must see: Twins storm back from 8-0 and tie Cleveland on 3-run homer by Miguel Sano

But they still lost to Cleveland, 9-8.
Publish date:

For the second game in a row the Twins found themselves dead in the water only to mount an incredible comeback. 

Trailing 8-0 after four innings, the Twins score two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and four more in the seventh to the game the 8-8. 

The game-tying bop game on a 3-run homer by Miguel Sano. 

Here's how the Twins scored: 

  • Robbie Grossman RBI single (8-1 Cleveland)
  • Ryan LaMarre RBI single (8-2 Cleveland)
  • Logan Morrison home run (8-3 Cleveland)
  • Eduardo Escobar home run (8-4 Cleveland)
  • Eddie Rosario RBI single (8-5 Cleveland)
  • Miguel Sano 3-run homer (8-8 tie game)

Thursday's comeback is more impressive than Wednesday's comeback in which the Twins trailed the Royals 9-0 before making it a 9-8 game that they wound up losing 11-8. 

Unfortunately, Addison Reed's subpar season out of the bullpen continued and he immediately served up a solo homer to Francisco Lindor to give Cleveland a 9-8 lead in the eighth. 

Lindor went 4-for-5 with two homers and two doubles to pace Cleveland. 

The largest come-from-behind win in Twins history is seven runs, set in May of 2000. 

The loss drops the Twins to 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Indians. 

Next Up


Winter storm watch issued where snow could exceed 6 inches in MN

Snow will spread from west to east starting Saturday morning in western Minnesota.


President Biden signs more COVID executive orders: here's what they are

The new president has set a target of administering 100 million doses in 100 days.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead in stabbing, another dies in separate shooting in Minneapolis

One person has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Gary Kubiak

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.


Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.


Watch: Sano crushes homer into 3rd deck at Target Field

The 460-foot blast carried into the third deck in left field.

Sano homers in 4-hit performance, call-up to Twins nears

Sano is working his way through the minors on a rehab assignment.

Twins recall Sano after torrid hitting streak at Triple-A

Sano got super hot during his five-game rehab stint.

Miguel Sano not on the roster for tonight's Twins-Yankees game

He could be added to the roster if the Twins advance to play Cleveland.

Twins demote Miguel Sano to the minors

Sano is hitting just .203 on the season.

Miguel Sano

Sano powers Twins over Angels with clutch home run

The Twins are now 13-3 after a loss this season.