Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Twins beat Mariners 4-3 on Dozier's 3-run homer

Author:

Samuel Deduno pitched six strong innings, and Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night at Target Field.

Deduno gave up two runs on two hits and two walks over six innings to get his first win of the year. The Twins (21-20) have now climbed above the .500 mark on the season.

The Twins scored one run in the first, and the Mariners scored both their runs off Deduno in the third inning.

Minnesota went ahead for good in the fifth inning on Dozier's three-run blast. Aaron Hicks and Eduardo Escobar singled ahead of Dozier to set up the score.

With 11 homers through the first 41 games, Dozier is on pace to surpass his career-best 18 homers from a year ago, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Dozier is now tied with Boston's David Ortiz for third in the American League home run race.

The Mariners got to within one run in the eighth on a solo home run. But Twins closer Glenn Perkins shut out the Mariners in the ninth inning for his 12th save in 14 chances.

The two teams finish out their three-game series on Sunday at Target Field. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

covid

3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

Related