Does orange sports drink come out of Minnesota pinstripes? That's a question for whoever does the Twins laundry, as Ryan Doumit got the ol' Gatorade shower after his ninth-inning triple knocked in two to snatch a win for Minnesota over Seattle Saturday at Target Field 5-4.
Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen walked three straight Twins with his club leading 4-2 to start the ninth. Josh Willingham hit a sac fly, scoring Pedro Florimon, to pull Minnesota to within one. Then Doumit lined to right center, knocking in Eduardo Escobar and Joe Mauer to put the game away. It was the second walk-off win for the Twins at Target Field this year.
Doumit also connected for a single and a double on a day when the Twins didn't have much offense, getting nearly half of the Twins seven hits, according to the Sports Network. For this he was rewarded with the shower and a shaving-cream pie in the face during his post-game interview with Fox Sports North.
Twins starter Kevin Correia gave up back-to-back homers to Jason Bay and Kyle Seager in the top of the first, but settled in to go 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits. Bay also touched him for a dinger in the seventh. Caleb Thielbar (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first-career win.
The Twins, who bounced back from a loss Friday to Seattle, have won five of their last six, and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. Seattle, which had won four of six coming in, remains in Minneapolis for the rubber match of the three-game series Sunday.