Seattle 5, Minnesota 2
When: 8:10 PM ET, Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Mariners 5, Twins 2:
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dana DeMuth, 1B -
Doug Eddings, 2B -
Kerwin Danley, 3B -
Dustin Ackley belted a three-run homer and Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run in six innings as visiting Seattle continued its dominance of Minnesota.
Kyle Seager had two hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, to power the Mariners to their seventh straight victory over the Twins.
Iwakuma (5-3) was effectively wild, allowing only one hit but walking four and tossing a wild pitch while throwing only 49 of 93 pitches for strikes.
Brendan Ryan had three hits and Tom Wilhelmsen got the final out for his 20th save as Seattle handed Minnesota its 16th loss in 19 games.
Ben Revere had a sacrifice fly in the third and Ryan Doumit added an RBI double in the ninth for the Twins, who scratched out only three hits and have scored only 10 runs against the Mariners during the seven-game skid.
Twins left-hander Scott Diamond (10-6) went seven innings and allowed a season high-tying five runs on seven hits. He was suspended six games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Texas' Josh Hamilton in his last start, but pitched pending his appeal.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Ackley's three-run blast snapped a 15-game homerless streak. ... The Twins will be the host team for the 2014 Major League All-Star Game, according to the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. Minnesota last hosted the game in 1985. ... Mariners ace Felix Hernandez's shutout on Monday night made him the third pitcher in major-league history to throw three 1-0 shutouts in one month, joining Carl Hubbell (1933) and Dick Rudolph (1916). He also became the third pitcher since 1969 to post four 1-0 victories in one season. ... Twins CF Denard Span sat out Tuesday's game and is listed as day-to-day with a sore collarbone. Span initially suffered the injury on Aug. 12 while trying to make a diving catch.
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