The Minnesota Twins win a wild one against the Seattle Mariners
The Minnesota Twins won last night on a dramatic double play to end the game. The Twins were on the verge of giving up their lead again when the Mariners attempted some very ill-advised baserunning.
Both runners Seattle had on were tagged out. They shot themselves in the foot and handed the Twins the game on a platter. Big assist from the Mariners in this win.
It was one of the worst baserunning gaffes that we’ve seen in a long time.
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Long before all that late drama, Phil Hughes toed the rubber for the Twins. He struggled again and was visibly upset when he came back to the dug out. He lasted 4.2 innings, throwing 86 pitches and allowing 4 earned runs.
The Twins would eventually use 6 relievers to complete the game from that point. Taylor Rogers was charged with a run in his 0.2 innings but Ryan Pressly, Buddy Boshers, Trevor May, Fernando Abad and Kevin Jepsen all put up zeroes and held the Mariners at 5 runs.
However, Jepsen was on the ropes in the 9th and nearly gave up the tying run before the Mariners terrible baserunning and his defense bailed him out.
The Twins’ offense put up a solid 6 runs. Miguel Sano, Eduardo Nunez and Joe Mauer all knocked balls out of the park. Those three players had all six RBI. Danny Santana was caught stealing again. His 6 caught stealing are 2nd in the league.
MVT: Miguel Sano
The Twins will play the final game of their series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 3:10 PM CT. Ricky Nolasco, hoping to get back on track, takes the hill for Minnesota.