Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Joe Mauer hit a go-ahead RBI single in the
seventh inning on Friday and the Twins downed the Mariners, 3-2, in the opener
of a three-game series.
Minnesota, which was no-hit by the Angels' Jered Weaver on Wednesday, trailed
2-0 entering the seventh before loading the bases with one out. Chris Parmelee
then scored on a throwing error by reliever Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1), Alexi
Casilla crossed the plate on a groundout and Mauer made it 3-2 with a base hit
up the middle.
Carl Pavano (2-2) earned the win, allowing two runs on eight hits without
issuing a walk over six innings. Matt Capps recorded his fifth save of
the season for the Twins, who had been shut out in their previous two
Kyle Seager and Mike Carp both had an RBI double in the fifth inning for
Seattle, which has lost seven straight.
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