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Ryan Doumit's two-run triple off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the ninth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon.
This was the third blown save of the season for Wilhelmsen (0-1), all in his last four tries. The right-hander pitched a perfect ninth for the save Friday night, but he walked the first three batters he faced a day later after inheriting a 4-2 lead. Josh Willingham followed with a sacrifice fly, and Doumit - who missed the cycle by a home run - drove in two more for the walk-off win.
Wilhelmsen also issued two walks in a squandered save at San Diego on Wednesday. This one wiped out two homers by Jason Bay and an effective start by Aaron Harang.
Rookie Caleb Thielbar (1-0) picked up his first major league victory with a scoreless ninth inning.
Four of Bay's eight home runs, all of them with none on base, have been in his last five games. Kyle Seager also homered and scored after a single in the seventh....
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MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit has been in a groove lately. The Twins catcher had a stretch of four straight multi-RBI games earlier this week as he helped Minnesota win four straight against Milwaukee.After going 0-for-4 on Friday against the Mariners, Doumit found his groove again in dramatic fashion.With two runners on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Doumit delivered...
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero was diagnosed with a
torn meniscus in his left knee on Saturday and is set to undergo surgery next
week, the team has announced. The procedure is expected to sidelined Montero
for four to six weeks.
The Mariners recently demoted Montero – the former top
prospect acquired in the trade that sent Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins thought they lucked out by not having to face Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in this weekend's three-game series.
It turns out Hernandez may have been a welcomed sight at Target Field.
Instead, the Twins were shut down by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. The 32-year-old right-hander blanked Minnesota for 7 23 innings as the Mariners won Friday&...
The Seattle Mariners have outrighted short stop Robert Andino to their Triple-A Tacoma farm club after he cleared waivers following his designation for assignment a few days back.
Battling a cold bat all season long, he batted a mere .184 in 76 at bats for the Mariners this season.
Short stop is a pretty weak position, so to go unclaimed shows you just what major league organizations...
MINNEAPOLIS Chris Herrmann couldn't stop smiling as he rounded the bases Sunday in the fourth inning. And who could blame him.
Herrmann hit his first career major league home run in Sunday's 10-0 over the Seattle Mariners. Herrmann drove a 1-2 pitch from Jeremy Bonderman to left field for an estimated 373-foot homer.
The emotion on Herrmann's face following the home...
After snapping a season-high eight game losing streak, the Seattle Mariners kept things heading in the right direction against the San Diego Padres. The Mariners earned back-to-back series splits: splitting two in Safeco on Monday and Tuesday then two on the road in San Diego on Wednesday and Thursday. The Mariners, one game under .500 after the Yankee series a couple weeks ago...
Who would have thought a simple slip and fall while shoveling snow would end someone's season? Carl Pavano's season ended before it ever began - before he even had a team to play for. This past winter he suffered a ruptured spleen and now says he will not pitch at all this year.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Pavano is still battling through recovery from...
The Seattle Mariners have spent the past few games without sluggers Mike Morse and Justin Smoak. That should change this weekend, as the M's expect to get both players back from their injuries, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Morse has been recovering from a quad injury that he suffered during Tuesday's contest. He sustained the ailment while attempting to score...
The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Hicks left the nightcap of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Nationals in Washington.
To replace Hicks on the roster, the Twins will recall outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester before Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Arcia has appeared...
While the Minnesota Twins appear to be playing some of their best baseball, they're likely in for a tough test against a right-hander who hasn't lost in more than a month.
The surging Twins look to match their season-best winning streak Friday night when they face the Seattle Mariners' red-hot starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Minnesota (23-28) took advantage of struggling Milwaukee...
Joe Mauer is batting second in today’s game against the Mariners, which most people think is the right move. You want your best on base hitters to get on early and often. Line up efficiency researchers have even said that the best hitters should bat 2nd, because it allows for them to be on base with good hitters behind them and chances to hit with runners on base immediately behind...
Trevor Plouffe had not even been off the 7-day disabled list long enough to play in a game before he was placed back on the 15-day disabled list. The 26-year old outfielder was recovering from a concussion, but now he is battling a calf strain.
Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North confirmed the strange move yesterday. It was only strange in the fact that Plouffe had not been available...
Hisashi Iwakuma struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Kendrys Morales homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Iwakuma (6-1) gave up seven hits and walked two and Jesus Sucre added two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who snapped Minnesota's four-game winning streak. Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his 12th save.
The walkoff single. The walkoff homer. The walkoff double. The walkoff...walk. We've seen all of them this week. We've now also seen one of the most impossible walkoff hits for anyone to achieve: the walkoff triple. That's what happened in Minnesota yesterday, when Ryan Doumit of all players hit a walkoff triple to gvie the Twins a 5-4 win over the Mariners. With Minnesota...