Timely Hits Lead To Twins Win In Seattle
SEATTLE, WA -- The Minnesota Twins had seven different players drive in a run in an 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners Saturday night.
The Twins cracked the scoreboard first, as Seattle starter James Paxton walked Eduardo Nunez with the bases loaded, allowing Brian Dozier to score.
Twins starting pitcher Trevor May was unable to hold the first inning 1-0 lead, surrendering a two-RBI double to Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz that made the scored 2-1.
May settled down a bit after the rough first inning, but left the game in the fourth after being hit by a line drive in his right elbow. X-rays were negative and May is listed as day-to-day with a bone bruise.
The Twins tied the score in the fourth with a home run by Eduardo Escobar and took the lead the next inning on RBI singles by Nunez and Kurt Suzuki.
Minnesota extended their lead to 6-2 in the sixth with and RBI double by Torii Hunter and RBI single by Joe Mauer. The Twins added runs in the seventh as well -- with an RBI single by Shane Robinson and an RBI double by Dozier.
Reliever Tim Stauffer picked up the victory, and set-up man Casey Fien held the lead in the eighth -- allowing Glen Perkins to notch his fourth save of the season.
With the win, the Twins improve to 7-10 on the season and will face Seattle in the rubber match of the series today at 3:10 p.m. with Kyle Gibson taking the mound.