Seattle 5, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 17, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 22602

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 0
Seattle 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 50-68 24-37 26-31 L3
Seattle 56-64 28-30 28-34 W3

Recap


Mariners 5, Twins 3: Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and John Jaso and Miguel Olivo both hit homers as host Seattle won its third straight game.

Iwakuma (4-3) followed up Felix Hernandez’s perfect game by retiring the first 12 Minnesota batters before Justin Morneau led off the fifth with a double. Iwakuma allowed one unearned run and four hits and struck out six while winning for the third time in four starts.

Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 19 opportunities.

Jaso hit a two-run homer in the first off Twins starter Nick Blackburn (4-9), who lost his fifth straight decision. Olivo went deep in the second to give the Mariners a 3-0 edge.

Minnesota got on the board in the fifth when Morneau scored on a one-out single by Matt Carson, who was playing in his first major-league game since 2010.

Seattle made it 4-1 in the sixth on back-to-back doubles by Trayvon Robinson and Eric Thames. Dustin Ackley singled in Thames to give the Mariners a four-run advantage.

Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the eighth for the Twins, who lost their third straight game.

Blackburn allowed five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seattle has won 10 of its last 11 home games. … Minnesota OFs Denard Span (shoulder) and Ben Revere (ankle) both missed Friday’s game. … The Mariners activated LHP Charlie Furbush (triceps) from the disabled list and optioned RHP Shawn Kelley to Triple-A Tacoma. … Twins SS Pedro Florimon went hitless in three at-bats in his first major-league appearance of 2012. He played in four games for Minnesota last season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Seattle
Nick Blackburn Player Hisashi Iwakuma
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 6
11 Hits 4
8.44 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Seattle
Joe Mauer Player John Jaso
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 6 2 13 .182 12 8 3 1 0 0
Seattle 11 2 19 .324 16 4 5 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Mariners have a W/L % of .446 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Twins have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .412 after a loss.