Rockies hold on to beat Twins despite rough ninth

Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon each homered and the Colorado Rockies held on for a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.Michael Toglia also drove in a run for the Rockies, who evened the three-game series at one win apiece heading into Wednesday afternoon’s rubber match. The Rockies won for only the third time in their past 11 games.Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run for Minnesota. Carlos Santana also hit a two-run homer for the Twins.Rockies starter Cal Quantrill (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings. He scattered three hits, walked one and struck out five.Twins left-hander Caleb Thielbar (2-2) took the loss out of the bullpen. He gave up four runs on three hits and a walk without recording an out.Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley collected his fifth save despite allowing two runs in the ninth.The game remained scoreless until the top of the sixth inning, when the Rockies erupted for four runs.Charlie Blackmon led off the inning with a single. Brenton Doyle followed by drawing a walk, and Tovar delivered moments later with a three-run shot to left-center field.The blast marked Tovar’s 11th homer of the season and his third in the past four games.