It’s a winning streak! The Minnesota Twins have won three games in a row and took their series in Seattle against the Mariners three games to one. Thursday night was originally going to be a Felix Hernandez night, but he was bumped to pitch against the division rival Oakland A’s… maybe a little bit of putting the buggy in front of the horse by Seattle.
Seattle’s starter, Tom Wilhelmsen, only went 2.2 innings and was the locomotive of a six pitcher train that the Mariners threw out on the field on Thursday. Not to be outdone the Twins had a five person pitching parade with a Yohan Pino start that only lasted five innings. Pino only allowed a run, but was optioned back to Triple-A after the ballgame to make room for Kris Johnson.
On the positive side of things, the Minnesota Twins did score four unanswered runs at a point in the ballgame. Sure, they were down after a second inning solo shot from Kyle Seager, but they responded by scoring on a throwing error and a Kurt Suzuki sac fly in the third to take a 2-1 lead. In the fifth, Kendrys Morales took advantage of his former team again with a two-run RBI double to give the Twins a 4-1 lead. Seager notched another RBI in the seventh with a sac fly, but the Mariners still fell 4-2.
Kurt Suzuki and Chris Parmelee were the multi-hit men for the Twins on Thursday both notching two. Parmelee got extra bases with a double. The M’s had two three-hit men with James Jones and Robinson Cano.
Here’s the boxscore for the Twins third win in a row.