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Santana, Twins seek sweep of Mariners

Apr 19, 2007 - 2:07 PM Minnesota (9-5) at Seattle (5-5) 6:35 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Johan Santana and the Minnesota Twins look to continue their road success on Thursday when they try to complete a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners.

The Twins have outscored opponents, 19-7, in their last three road wins, including a 5-4 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday that ended in dramatic fashion.

Jose Vidro stroked an RBI single with two outs in the ninth, but Twins second baseman Luis Castillo nailed Adrian Beltre at the plate with a great relay throw to thwart the rally.

Minnesota turns to Santana (2-1, 3.60 ERA), who is 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 career games - seven starts - vs. Seattle.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner struggled in his last outing, allowing four runs and six hits in seven innings in a 4-2 home loss to Tampa Bay on Friday. Santana had gone 17-0 in his previous 24 starts at the Metrodome.

However, the lefthander yielded just one hit in seven shutout innings while striking out nine in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on April 8.

Santana will be opposed by lefthander Jarrod Washburn (0-1, 3.75), who allowed four runs - three earned - and seven hits in a 5-2 loss to Texas last Friday. He is 5-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 11 career starts vs. the Twins.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 6 13 1
    SEATTLE 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - JOHAN SANTANA, JESSE CRAIN (8TH), PAT NESHEK (9TH), JOE NATHAN
    (9TH) AND JOE MAUER
    SEA - JARROD WASHBURN, JULIO MATEO (7TH), GEORGE
    SHERRILL (7TH), CHRIS REI

    Apr 19 9:22 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RAUL IBANEZ (1) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF PAT NESHEK SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI AND JOSE VIDRO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, SEATTLE 5
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.200, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 9:15 PM
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    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 9:15 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 10 1
    SEATTLE 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - JOHAN SANTANA
    SEA - GEORGE SHERRILL

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.273, 1-FOR-2)
    R IBANEZ (.220, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    R SEXSON (.206, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 19 8:30 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE REDMOND SCORED JOE MAUER AND MICHAEL
    CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M REDMOND ON FIRST, J MORNEAU ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J RABE (.154, 1-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 8:25 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MICHAEL CUDDYER SCORED JASON BARTLETT AND ALEXI
    CASILLA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CUDDYER ON SECOND, J MAUER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.278, 1-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 8:22 PM


  • AL
    MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE
    NOTE: MINNESOTA SECOND BASEMAN LUIS CASTILLO LEFT THE GAME
    IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.

    Apr 19 7:45 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: A Casilla ran for L Castillo.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, A CASILLA ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N Punto (.150, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 19 7:42 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
    SEATTLE 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - JOHAN SANTANA
    SEA - JARROD WASHBURN

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: L CASTILLO (.259, 0-FOR-2)
    N PUNTO (.150, 1-FOR-2)
    J MAUER (.340, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 19 7:39 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JOHAN SANTANA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.265, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 7:23 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 1 1 3 1
    SEATTLE 1 1 2 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - JOHAN SANTANA
    SEA - JARROD WASHBURN

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.219, 3 HR, 11 RBI)
    J GUILLEN (.200, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
    K JOHJIMA (.414, 0 HR, 2 RBI

    Apr 19 7:06 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON TYNER SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J TYNER ON FIRST, J RABE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J BARTLETT (.216, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 7:05 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    SEATTLE 1 END BOTTOM, 1ST

    Twins vs. MarinersApr 19 6:58 PM