MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 30: Jesus Montero #63 of the Seattle Mariners slides in safely as Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins defends home plate during the sixth inning on August 30, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Mariners Vs. Twins: Seattle Picks Up Another Series Win

The Mariners captured another series win on Thursday. They defeated the Twins thanks to strong starting pitching and some clutch hits.

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Mariners Vs. Twins Final Score: Seattle Takes Series With 5-4 Win

The Seattle Mariners were able to hang on and defeat the Minnesota Twins by a final score of 5-4 on Thursday afternoon. The win gives the series to Seattle, who took three out of four games at Target Field.

The Mariners got the scoring started in the top of the first as Kyle Seager drove in Franklin Gutierrez with a single. The lead did not last long, as the Twins plated two runs in the bottom of the first with an RBI single from Alexi Casilla and a Justin Morneau sacrifice fly.

After allowing those first two Twins runs, starter Blake Beavan settled down and pitched extremely well, eventually allowing just five hits and two walks in seven innings of work.

The Mariners were able to get Beavan in line for the win with a big four-run sixth inning that ended up being the difference. Seager hit a sacrifice fly to tie things up and Jesus Montero hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-2 Seattle. With two outs, Trayvon Robinson hit a two-run single that ended up being the difference in the game.

Minnesota cut the M's lead to one run in the bottom of the eighth with the 33rd home run of the year from Josh Willingham. Tom Wilhelmsen got into some trouble in the bottom of the ninth but was able to preserve the one-run lead for his 21st save of the season. Beavan picked up his ninth win of the year.

For more updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Seattle. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit the Twins blog Twinkie Town and the Mariners blog Lookout Landing. For more news, notes, and analysis, check out Baseball Nation.

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Mariners Vs. Twins Final Score: Seattle Blown Out In 10-0 Loss

On Wednesday night, the Seattle Mariners found themselves on the wrong side of an offensive barrage. Seattle starter Jason Vargas had an unusually bad game in a 10-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins got things started in the third inning with RBI singles from Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Trevor Plouffe hit a home run off of Vargas in the fourth inning and Josh Willingham hit a solo shot in the fifth. Vargas was knocked out of the game after giving up six runs in just 4.2 innings.

Willingam hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Plouffe added an RBI double to make it 9-0 Twins. Mauer tacked on one last run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

The Mariners were held to just two hits in the game. Seattle batters did not draw a walk and struck out 10 times.

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Mariners Vs. Twins Final Score: Seattle Picks Up Another Big Win, 5-2

The Seattle Mariners are making themselves right at home at Target Field. On Tuesday, Seattle picked up their second straight win over the Minnesota Twins by a final score of 5-2.

The Mariners got the scoring started in the top of the third inning as Kyle Seager hit a big two-out double to stake Seattle to a quick 2-0 lead.

The Twins were able to cut that lead in half in the bottom of the third on a Ben Revere sacrifice fly, but Dustin Ackley was able to deliver the knockout blow for the Mariners. Ackley belted his 10th home run of the year in the fifth inning, a three-run blast that made it 5-1 Mariners. The home run also gave the M's five hitters with double-digit home runs for the first time since 2009.

Hisashi Iwakuma was terrific, giving up an unearned run on one hit and four walks in six innings of work.

Ryan Doumit hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning, bringing the Twins another run closer, but Tom Wilhelmsen was able to get the save -- his 20th of the year.

The Mariners will try to manage the series win with a victory on Wednesday.

For more updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Seattle. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit the Twins blog Twinkie Town and the Mariners blog Lookout Landing. For more news, notes, and analysis, check out Baseball Nation.

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Mariners Vs. Twins Final Score: King Felix Hurls Another 1-0 Gem

The Seattle Mariners were back in the win column once again on Monday, thanks to another exemplary performance from their pitching ace Felix Hernandez. King Felix is firmly inserting himself into the American League Cy Young discussion with each phenomenal outing. Monday's 1-0 complete game shutout required Seattle's King to throw just 100 pitches as he held the Minnesota Twins to five hits and one walk.

It should be noted that Twins starter Liam Hendriks was every bit as good as Hernandez on Monday, limiting the Mariners to three hits and one walk as he also went the distance. Unfortunately for Hendriks, he allowed a leadoff home run to Eric Thames in the eighth inning, which Hernandez was able to make hold up as the M's captured the series opener.

For more updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Seattle. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit the Twins blog Twinkie Town and the Mariners blog Lookout Landing. For more news, notes, and analysis, check out Baseball Nation.

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Mariners Update: Jason Vargas, Kevin Millwood Placed On Waivers

The Seattle Mariners have placed pitchers Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood on waivers, and both are likely to be claimed, reports Ken Rosenthal via Twitter.

Vargas is owed just over $1 million in salary for the remainder of the year while Millwood is due just over $200,000.

The 29-year-old Vargas has a 3.75 ERA and is averaging 5.6 strikeouts and 2.3 walks per nine innings. He also boasts a 40.8 percent ground ball rate in 180 innings of work. One area of concern is the disparity between his effectiveness at home vs. on the road. At the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, Vargas has posted a 2.62 ERA while struggling to a 4.63 mark on the road.

Millwood, however, has been equally as effective both at home and on the road, though at 37 years old, he is not as coveted as Vargas. The Mariners signed him to a minor-league deal in January, and he's managed to become one of baseball's most productive minor league signees of 2012.

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Mariners Vs. Twins Preview: Seattle Tries To End Losing Streak

King Felix takes the hill again for Seattle.

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