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May 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Twins — May 16, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Larry Vanover (27, CC), 1B Angel Hernandez (55), 2B Adrian Johnson (80), 3B Toby Basner (99)
  • Mariners’ official game notes05.16.14 Game Notes
  • Twins’ official game notesTwins_Notes_ 5-14
  • Daily MLB statpack05.16.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE

 

First inning

The Mariners got something going with Saunders delivering a one-out single and then beating out a force play at second on Cano’s slow roller. Smoak drew a two-out walk to load the bases. But Seager struck out looking on a tough call on an inside pitch.

Chris Young works a 1-2-3 inning, which included a nice catch on a line drive off the bat of Brian Dozier.

Mariners 0, Twins o

Second inning

Brad Miller got a sharp single through the left side with two outs. It didn’t mean much in the inning, but it was big for Miller.

Jason Kubel came up with a two-out single off of Young, but Josmil Pinto popped up to end the inning.

Mariners 0, Twins 0

Third inning

Cano delivered a one-out single, making it 24 straight games of reaching base. He’s now reached base in 38 of 40 games this season. But the Mariners do nothing with the base runner.

The Twins take a lead. Aaron Hicks doubled past Smoak at first base and later scored on Brian Dozier’s double to left. Trevor Plouffe doubled to left-center to score Dozier.

Twins 2, Mariners 0

Fourth inning 

The M’s are making Kyle Gibson look like Jake Odorizzi and Collin McHugh. They go down 1-2-3 in the inning.

The lead is pushed to 3-0. Josmil Pinto hit a two-out solo homer to left.

Twins 3, Mariners 9

Fifth inning

The Mariners are on the scoreboard. Michael Saunders drew a two-out walk and then scored when Robinson Cano missed a home run by like six inches, belting a double off the top of the wall in center field.

The Twins got the run back as Brian Dozier hit a solo homer to left with one out. And a few more hits, but Young limits it to that.

Twins 4, Mariners 1

Sixth inning

1-2-3 for M’s hitters

The Twins tack on another run. Eduardo Escobar delivers a RBI single to left.

Twins 5, Mariners 1

Eighth inning

With Gibson out, the Mariners finally come back, scoring three runs off the Twins bullpen. Ackley had the big hit – a two-run triple to right-center.

Joe Beimel gets in minor trouble and allowing a couple of runners to reach. But Tom Wihelmsen and strikes out Brian Dozier with two outs to end the inning.

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