Twins Grind Out Their First Win of the Season

Posted: April 8, 2009 by twinsfan21 in Uncategorized
Alexi Casilla

Alexi Casilla

 The Minnesota Twins pulled out a late win Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners.  Brandon Morrow retired the first two Twins batters, but walked the next three batters to get into a pitching jam.  The Mariners then made a pitching change for Morrow, and Denard Span came up to bat for the Twins and hit an RBI infield single to score Carlos Gomez.  This made the game 6-5, with Alexi Casilla coming up to bat.  Casilla answered the call to win the game by producing a game-winning single to center field to score Brendan Harris, and Brian Buscher. 

Nick Blackburn started for the  Twins on Tuesday night, while Erik Bedard started for the Mariners. Blackburn pitched five innings, giving up 8 hits on four runs.  Phillip Humber, and Matt Guerrier pitched three scoreless innings of relief of Blackburn.  Luis Ayala gave up a run in the ninth inning, but got the win for Twins against the Mariners. 

Joe Crede, and Carlos Gomez were the only Twins batters to record extra base hits Tuesday night, and while Span, Cuddyer, and Casilla all recorded RBIs.

Tonight the Twins play the Mariners again at the Metrodome with Kevin Slowey going up against former Twin Carlos Silva.

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