Minnesota Twins Get Rude Welcome from Seattle Mariners in Series Opener
Minnesota received a first-hand exhibit of the Mariners’ new-found offense last night as Seattle put up a season-high six runs in the second inning en route to an 8-2 victory.
The Twins were introduced to Mariners rookie Nick Franklin, who had only four games at the big-league level under his belt the last time these two teams squared off, but is now a vital part of MLB‘s highest-scoring offense this month. Franklin led the demonstration in how the M’s have been scoring the majority of their runs all year with a three-run homer in the second.
Minnesota was also reacquainted with Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who picked up his second win against the Twins this year after hurling six scoreless innings. Iwakuma hasn’t allowed a run to the Twins in 13.2 innings of work this year.
Things don’t get any easier for the visiting team Friday, as Seattle will send their ace Felix Hernandez to the mound.
If the Twins were coming to Seattle and expecting to see the same team they took two out of three from in Minnesota earlier this year, they were wrong. These are the new-look Seattle Mariners, and they score runs in bunches.
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