MINNEAPOLIS -AP- Kennys Vargas had three hits, including a big two-run double in the fifth inning, hours after being recalled from the minors to help lead the Minnesota Twins to a 9-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for his first major-league win as the Twins rallied from a 6-0 hole to send Baltimore to its fifth straight defeat.
Vargas has 3 hits, 2 RBIs as Twins beat Orioles 9-6
Vargas' two-run double off reliever Miguel Castro (1-1) tied the score in the fifth, and Chris Gimenez's RBI single completed the impressive comeback one batter later.
Manny Machado homered twice and had his second four-hit game of the year. Seth Smith also homered as he and Machado went deep back-to-back to lead off the game against Twins rookie Felix Jorge.
Brandon Kintzler pitched the ninth for his American League-best 24th save.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman appeared headed for his third win in a row before allowing a leadoff triple to Brian Dozier in the fifth, followed by Robbie Grossman's double to make it 6-3. Max Kepler chased Gausman with an RBI single after a throwing error by Machado at third allowed Miguel Sano to reach and set the stage for Vargas.
On a news-filled day for Minnesota -- Kintzler's All-Star selection, Joe Mauer placed on the disabled list, Bartolo Colon agreeing to a minor-league deal -- Vargas' recall from Triple-A Rochester would've otherwise been lost in the noise.
Machado added a three-run shot in the third that quickly put Baltimore up 5-0. Jorge lasted only 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs and seven hits.
Byron Buxton had an RBI-single and came around to score in the eighth to add some insurance.

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