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May 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Mariners cruise past slumbering Twins for series victory

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This game was pretty much done after the first inning. The Minnesota Twins have just 14 hits their past five games, which is about as bad as you’ll ever see a professional offense — and I use the term loosely.
So, when the Mariners scored three runs in the first inning, you could see the air go whizzing out of the Twins balloon. Not that there was much air in there to begin with.
So, a 5-2 win by the Mariners, who didn’t score after the fourth inning and didn’t need to.
Hector Noesi scattered four hits over seven innings. The big shocker was that one of those hits was a Ryan Doumit home run. When you consider the Twins had gone 259 plate appearances without a long ball, that was pretty big news.
That Doumit hit another long ball in the ninth off Tom Wilhelmsen was even bigger news.
The fact the Mariners won this series was not news. It was expected.
Going to be a long season in Minnesota. In Seattle? We’ll have to wait and see.

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