There weren't many highlights for the Minnesota Twins on their recent road trip, which turned out to be a trip to forget.
The Twins' six-game West Coast swing culminated with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Seattle Mariners, who took the three-game series from Minnesota after the Twins won the series opener Friday. With Sunday's loss, the Twins finished just 1-5 on the road trip. The only win was a 3-2 victory Friday over the Mariners.
There was a common theme during the Twins' trip out west: Not much starting pitching, and even less offense. That was again the case Sunday, as starter Nick Blackburn allowed five runs in six innings. But Minnesota's bats didn't pick Blackburn up. The only offense came from designated hitter Ryan Doumit, who hit a pair of solo home runs for Minnesota's two runs in the game.
Including Doumit's pair of homers, the Twins hit just four extra-base hits in the six-game road trip.
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