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Twins 3, Mariners 2: Duffey Deals, Sano Strokes Solo Shot

Twins end a seven-game losing streak, shame themselves by not clinching the #1 draft pick yet.

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Say what you want about Tyler Duffey (and the consensus around these parts seems to be he's better-suited for the bullpen) -- the dude works fast. Consider these game lengths: 2:35, 2:25, 2:15. The three previous shortest Twins games this season, all Duffey starts. Tonight's game? Two hours, six minutes. Paging Mark Buehrle!

Seattle's only runs came on this monster bomb by Nelson Cruz, up there with some of Jim Thome's humungulous Target Field dongs:

Duffey finished with 7 IP, four hits, those two runs, and four Ks. His opponent, mermaid Ariel Miranda, was lifted after only four innings, as Seattle is trying to make the playoffs and Miranda'd already allowed three runs. A homer from Jorge Polanco, a fielder's choice RBI by Logan Schafer, and a go-ahead solo dong via Miguel Sano.

Believing in reciprocity, Sano tried to throw this game back with a one-on, no-out "Grossman" bobble in the ninth, giving Seattle runners at first and second. Brandon Kintzler induced a Kyle Seager GIDP and Adam Lind pop-up to seal the win. Taylor Rogers pitched a great eighth inning against three Mariners batting righthanded, just to make Bryz mad.

Aside from Jorge and Miguel, only suspicious German Max Kepler got another hit. First time the Twins have won a game with merely three hits this season. If you feel like it's the first time Minnesota has won ANY game this season, I don't blame you.

Tune in tomorrow at 1:10 for Hector Santiago against Taijuan Walker. There's probably some free crap being given away at the ballpark if you get there early. Resist this impulse.

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