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The Minnesota Twins reportedly agreed to contract extensions with both outfielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco on Thursday.According to ESPN's Jeff Passan http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-j.-d.-martinez-jersey , Kepler's extension is worth $35 million over five years with a sixth-year option for $10 million, including a $1 million buyout. Passan added that Polanco agreed to a five-year, $25.8 million deal with two club options.The 26-year-old Kepler is set to enter his fifth MLB season and has spent his entire career with the Twins. Last season, the Germany native hit just .224, but he popped a career-high 20 home runs, scored a career-high 80 runs and registered 58 RBI.Kepler's most productive season to date was 2017, when he slashed .243/.312/.425 with 19 homers, 69 RBI and 67 runs.Minnesota had previously avoided arbitration with Kepler for 2019 by signing him to a one-year, $3.1 million deal.Polanco David Ross Jersey , 25, has appeared in games across five MLB seasons, but he has only been a significant part of the Twins' roster over the past three.Last season, Polanco appeared in 77 games and hit .288 with six home runs and 42 RBI. It was a significant drop-off from his career year in 2017, when he slashed .256/.313/.410 with 13 homers, 74 RBI, 60 runs scored and 13 stolen bases.Part of the issue for Polanco in 2018 was the fact that he was suspended 80 games for violating MLB's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.Both Kepler and Polanco are penciled in as starters and important parts of Minnesota's lineup in 2019 and beyond.After surprisingly making the playoffs in 2017, the Twins took a step back last season by going 78-84. With the additions of sluggers Nelson Cruz and Jonathan Schoop, as well as the continued development of their younger players Steve Cishek Jersey , however, Minnesota has a chance to be far more competitive in 2019. SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners had been waiting for a big day from Kyle Seager to spark their struggling offense, and they finally got it Sunday.Seager hit two home runs and Nelson Cruz added another as the Mariners powered their way to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.“We had the Seager game today,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “We’ve been waiting for that one and Kyle was huge there.”The Mariners had been held to three or fewer runs in 18 of their last 23 games, including three straight losses to the Blue Jays to begin the series, but got 10 hits Sunday as they snapped a five game losing streak.“The at-bats were better. We made better contact,” Servais said. “We need it to continue. It’s been a rough stretch here offensively but hopefully today is a bright spot and we turn the corner here going forward.”Toronto tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh after shortstop Aledmys Diaz hit his 14th home run of the season against Seattle starter Mike Leake, but the Mariners responded in the bottom of the inning. Cruz and Seager homered back-to-back against reliever Joe Biagini (1-6) with one out after Jean Segura led off the inning with a single.“Today felt good and hopefully we continue to put up some good at-bats and score some runs,” Seager said.Seager had gone 21 games without a home run before hitting his 17th and 18th of the season Sunday. He recorded his eighth career multi-homer game and his 31st multi-hit game of the season.“He was due Drew Smyly Jersey , there’s no doubt about that,” Servais said.Zach Duke (4-4) picked up his first win as a Mainer when he got one out in the seventh for the win. Alex Colome pitched a scoreless eighth and Edwin Diaz locked down his major league-leading 41st save of the season as the Mariners avoided the series sweep.Cruz finished with four RBI, driving in the game’s first two runs with an RBI single off the glove of Diaz in the third to go along with his broken bat home run that put Seattle ahead 5-3 in the eighth.Seager hit his first solo homer of the game when he took Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio deep on the first pitch of the fifth inning, giving Seattle a 3-1 lead.“You know where he’s always at in the middle of that lineup, and he can burn you, no doubt about that,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He’s dangerous.”Diaz finished 3-for-4 to lead Toronto and accounted for all three of the team’s runs, scoring on an RBI single by catcher Luke Maile after leading off the fifth inning with a double. Diaz notched multiple hits in back-to-back games, and homered three times against the Mariners and five times during Toronto’s 10-game road trip.Leake lasted 6 2/3 innings http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-drew-storen-jersey , allowing nine hits and striking out five.Gaviglio allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking three against his former team, suffering his fifth straight loss. He made 11 starts with the Mariners in 2017.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: Second baseman Dee Gordon was out of the lineup for the second straight game with a sprained ankle and is day-to-day, according to Servais. Andrew Romine replaced Gordon at second base, and Denard Span took his place at the top of lineup.UP NEXTBlue Jays: Right-hander Marcus Stroman (4-8, 5.63 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday as Toronto returns home for a three-game series against the Red Sox. Stroman allowed four runs in five innings in his last start against Boston, a 5-2 loss on July 15.Mariners: Lefty Wade LeBlanc (6-2, 3.95) goes for his first road win this season when the Mariners take on Texas on Monday. LeBlanc is 0-1 with a 4.57 ERA in 10 starts away from Safeco this season.