Jim Thome literally crushed any pieces of remaining hope that the Mariners and their fans had in the bottom of the seventh inning when he hit a a two-run home run to left field, his second of the night, and career No. 593. Despite falling behind 6-2 with only two innings left, the Mariners somehow found a way to extend their win streak to six games, beating the Minnesota Twins in extra innings, 8-7.
Carlos Peguero played hero for the Mariners Monday night. After scoring two runs in the eighth inning, the Mariners were down only one run. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Peguero hit a Matt Capps' fastball up the middle to drive in Michael Saunders from second base. This single tied the game at 7-7.
After Jamey Wright held the Twins scoreless in the ninth, the bottom of the Mariners lineup got to work. After back to back base hits by Jack Wilson and Miguel Olivo, Ichiro sacrificed bunted to move them into scoring position.
The Twins' Anthony Swarzak intentionally walked Chone Figgins and then Luis Rodriguez hit a deep fly ball to right center field that scored Wilson from third. Brandon League retired three straight Twins in the bottom of the tenth to secure the Mariners sixth straight victory.