Minnesota luck at home runs out against Tampa Bay

Cole pitches into 5th inning in Pirates’ loss to Twins

Tampa Bay pounded out 19 hits and scored five runs in the sixth inning, salvaging the final game of a three-game series.

The loss was Minnesota’s second in the past 10 home games.

The Rays scored three runs off right-hander Kyle Gibson in three innings, then scored five off the Minnesota bullpen in the sixth inning alone.