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Sweep thwarted
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Mariners 5, Twins 3
Erik Bedard donned a pink necklace in observance of Mother's Day. (Jim Mone/AP)
Seemingly headed for a three-game sweep at the hands of the Twins after Erik Bedard labored through just 4 2/3 innings, the Mariners put together a late-game rally to claim the series finale, punctuated by Ken Griffey Jr.'s two-run homer.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (16-16)
Won 1
Seattle 5, Minnesota 3   MIN
Minnesota (15-17)
Lost 1
May 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1   5 10 0
Minnesota
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1   3 7 0
Standings thru 5/10/09  |  Recap: SEA | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Twins stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .315
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 .256
Griffey Jr., DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 .218
Beltre, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .234
Branyan, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .289
Balentien, LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .313
  Gutierrez, F, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265
Johnson, Ro, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .207
Chavez, En, CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Totals 37 5 10 4 2 8 13  

BATTING
2B: Griffey Jr. (4, Blackburn), Chavez, En (2, Blackburn), Balentien (4, Crain).
HR: Griffey Jr. (3, 8th inning off Mijares, 1 on, 1 out), Lopez, Jo (3, 9th inning off Breslow, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Beltre 2; Chavez, En 2; Lopez, Jo 4; Suzuki, I; Griffey Jr. 6; Johnson, Ro; Balentien 2; Branyan.
RBI: Griffey Jr. 2 (7), Balentien (3), Lopez, Jo (19).
2-out RBI: Lopez, Jo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y; Johnson, Ro.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Chavez, En (Morneau at 3rd base).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .295
Tolbert, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .167
  a-Kubel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308
Mauer, DH 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .485
Morneau, 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 .322
Cuddyer, RF 4 0 1 1 1 2 3 .270
Harris, B, 3B 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 .286
Redmond, M, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .237
Gomez, C, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .218
Punto, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .207
Totals 33 3 7 3 9 7 23  

a-Struck out for Tolbert in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau (9, Bedard), Punto (2, Bedard).
TB: Cuddyer; Punto 3; Gomez, C; Morneau 2; Mauer 2.
RBI: Morneau (26), Cuddyer (18), Mauer (10).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer; Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Tolbert 2; Span; Redmond, M; Harris, B 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (3, 2nd base off Morrow/Johnson, Ro).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bedard 4.2 5 2 2 5 4 0 2.53
Lowe, M 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.07
Batista (W, 2-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.24
Aardsma (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.88
Morrow (S, 6) 1.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 4.70
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 7.0 5 0 0 1 6 0 4.32
Mijares (BS, 1) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.50
Crain (L, 1-1) 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 7.88
Guerrier 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63
Breslow 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.75

Crain pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Bedard 45, Blackburn 72.
WP: Bedard, Crain.
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 110-63, Lowe, M 32-16, Batista 5-3, Aardsma 9-6, Morrow 35-19, Blackburn 99-65, Mijares 10-4, Crain 11-7, Guerrier 8-7, Breslow 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bedard 4-3, Lowe, M 3-3, Batista 0-0, Aardsma 0-2, Morrow 2-0, Blackburn 8-7, Mijares 1-0, Crain 0-0, Guerrier 0-0, Breslow 0-2.
Batters faced: Bedard 23, Lowe, M 8, Batista 1, Aardsma 3, Morrow 7, Blackburn 27, Mijares 3, Crain 3, Guerrier 2, Breslow 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lowe, M 1-0, Batista 1-0, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:19.
Att: 25,555.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
May 10, 2009
May 10, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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