Twins score three in the ninth to defeat Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) -- Ryan Doumit delivered a game-winning two- run triple off Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins got past the Mariners, 5-4, to knot this three-game series at a game apiece.
With Seattle leading 4-2, Wilhelmsen (0-1) took over in the ninth and walked the bases loaded before Josh Willingham brought the Twins within a run with a sacrifice fly to deep left field. Doumit then came up to bat and smacked a liner to right-center field, plating the decisive runs.
"I was looking for one spot and a pitch I could drive, and I got it," Doumit said of the hit.
Doumit had three hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle for Minnesota, which won for a fifth time in six games.
Caleb Thielbar (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first-career win.
Jason Bay homered twice for Seattle, which had won four of six coming in.
Bay and Kyle Seager hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, providing Aaron Harang with some early run support. Bay took Twins starter Kevin Correia deep to left field while Seager lined a 1-0 offering into the stands in right.