Twins win 5th straight, beat Rays 11-7 behind 3 homers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins' fifth straight win.

Dozier gave Minnesota a 7-5 advantage on a two-run drive off reliever Matt Andriese (3-4) in the fourth. It was his third homer in 11 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season.

Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run double during a three-run fifth that extended the Twins' lead to 10-6.

Tampa Bay catcher Curt Casali made it 10-7 on his ninth homer since the All-Star break and 10th overall later in the fifth, but appeared to take an awkward step near first base and had to leave the game after slowly going around the bases.

Sano opened the scoring on a towering three-run drive to center off Nathan Karns in the first.

J.R. Graham (1-1) allowed one run over two-thirds of an inning for his first major league win.