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81-73, 2nd in AL West
13h

Sano, Duffey lead Twins to 3-2 win over Mariners

Miguel Sano hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings for his best start in more than a month as the Twins beat the Mariners 3-2.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Mariners had a chance down 3-2 in the ninth after Miguel Sano made an error to put runners on first and second with no outs, but Kyle Seager grounded into a 5-3 double play and Adam Lind flew out as the Mariners went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. A chance to gain a game on Detroit was missed ... a big miss.

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Sano smacks go-ahead solo shot (0:25)
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Cruz blasts monster HR to left (0:23)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Who is the next closer on a wild-card contender to have a catastrophic blow-up? On Friday, it was the Astros' Ken Giles, who gave up six runs in the ninth. Today, it was the Tigers' Francisco Rodriguez, who gave up five in the ninth. With the Blue Jays shutting out the Yankees again, it's now looking like the Tigers, Orioles, Mariners and Astros battling for one spot.

Lineup: Mariners (81-72) at Twins (55-99)

  • 1. Nori Aoki, LF (L)
  • 2. Seth Smith, RF (L)
  • 3. Robinson Cano, 2B (L)
  • 4. Nelson Cruz, DH (R)
  • 5. Kyle Seager, 3B (L)
  • 6. Adam Lind, 1B (L)
  • 7. Leonys Martin, CF (L)
  • 8. Mike Zunino, C (R)
  • 9. Ketel Marte, SS (S)
  • SP: Ariel Miranda, LHP
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M's win on the road, again

With Friday's victory over the Twins, the Mariners have now won seven straight road games for first time since 2003, when they won 13 in a row on the road. (ESPN Stats & Inf)

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Friday's longest home runs

Nelson Cruz's 463-foot, two-run blast against the Twins paces the longest home runs from Friday. Two pairs of teammates round out the list of long balls: the Phillies' Darin Ruf and Maikel Franco, and the Nats' Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa.

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Cruz annihilates home run 463 feet (0:20)
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Buxton robs Nelson Cruz of homer (0:18)
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Mariners' win on Aug. 2 stands out

The M's season has featured many improbable wins (and losses), but their comeback from down 4-0 in the eighth to David Price and the Red Sox last month was especially exciting. Of note: Edwin Diaz sealed the game for his first major league save. Pivotal wins for wild-card contenders

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His & Hers surprised over Clevenger's suspension (1:46)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7268th
Batting Average.25811th
On Base Percentage.3269th
Slugging Percentage.42712th
Earned Run Average4.0310th
Quality Starts72Tied-14th
WHIP1.2811th
BAA.25210th

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