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May 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Twins — May 17, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Angel Hernandez (55), 1B Adrian Johnson (80), 2B Toby Basner (99), 3B Larry Vanover (27, CC)
  • Mariners’ official game notes05.17.14 Game Notes
  • Twins’ official game notesTwins_Notes_5_17_14
  • Daily MLB statpack05.17.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE

Yes, Angel Hernandez is behind the plate. He is considered to be one of the worst umpires in all of baseball with also one of the worst attitudes. So this should be fun. Somebody in the stands might be getting a Mariners’ cap tossed to them

First inning

Mariners go down 1-2-3 against Deduno

Elias doesn’t look quite as sharp. He gives up a lead-off single to Brian Dozier and later a two-out double to Kurt Suzuki to score a run. The Twins avoided a sure double play Trevor Plouffe’s ground ball to third, having Dozier steal second on the play.

Twins 1, Mariners 0

Second inning

Smoak with a two-out walk, but nothing else for the M’s.

Elias has an adventurous inning. He issued a one-out walk to Eduardo Nunez, he then was called for a balk by Hernandez to move him to third. He wild pitched Nunez to third and walked Aaron Hicks. But he got out of the inning by striking out Eduardo Escobar on a pitch in the dirt and Zunino threw out Hicks, who was trying advance on a ball in the dirt.

Twins 1, Mariners 0

Third inning

The Mariners have a lead. Brad Miller drew a one-out walk and scored on James Jones’ triple to right field. Michael Saunders then scored Jones with a sac fly to deep right field.

Elias hit Dozier with a pitch, but got Maurer to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.

Mariners 2, Twins 1

Fourth inning

1-2-3 for the M’s

Brian Dozier continues to hit against the M’s. After a pair ground ball singles from Hicks and Escobar with one out, Dozier blasted his 11th homer of the season – a three-run shot into left-center.

Twins 4, Mariners 2

Seventh inning

M’s had a great chance to at least cut the deficit to one run. With Deduno out, Justin Smoak led off with a hard double  to right center. He advanced to second on Ackley’s deep fly to right. Zunino  drew a one out walk to put runners on the corners. McClendon called on Stefen Romero to pinch hit for Miller. Romero grounded back to the pitcher for a 16-3 double play to end the inning.

Twins 4, Mariners

Eighth inning 

Mariners cut the lead to 4-3 with a solo home from Michael Saunders. Corey Hart followed with a double but Seager struck out to end the inning.

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