Nelson Cruz homers twice, Mariners hang on to beat Twins

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz celebrates his home run against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept.

The Mariners keep their playoff hopes alive by winning two out of three against the Twins and head to Houston for a critical three-game series starting Monday night. Seattle is 2½ games out of a wild-card spot with seven games left on its schedule.

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