10:10 PM ET, August 4, 2008
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- If the Minnesota Twins fall short in their quest to win the AL Central, they may remember this loss.And if these young, upstart contenders end up winning their tight division, they may still remember it: for the levity and leadership shown after it by manager Ron Gardenhire.
• Raul Ibanez hit his seventh career grand slam to give the Mariners the edge, and his six RBIs tied a career high.
• Seattle won for just the fifth time in its last 16 games overall and just the second time in its last eight home games vs. Minnesota.
• Ibanez, Adrian Beltre and Jose Lopez had three hits each for the Mariners, whose 18 hits tied a season high.
-- ESPN.com research
When Francisco Liriano's first major league win since 2006 put the Twins in first place on Sunday, it was the first time since 1990 a team had gained sole possession of first place this late in a season on a pitcher's initial win of the season.
Regular Season Series
|Minnesota leads 5-4 (as of Mon 8/4)|
|» Mon 8/4||@SEA 11, MIN 6||Box Score|
|Tue 8/5||@SEA 8, MIN 7||Recap|
|Wed 8/6||MIN 7, @SEA 3||Recap|
|Fri 8/15||@MIN 9, SEA 3||Recap|
|Sat 8/16||@MIN 7, SEA 6||Recap|
|Sun 8/17||@MIN 11, SEA 8||Recap|
|Mon 8/25||@SEA 4, MIN 2||Recap|
|Tue 8/26||@SEA 3, MIN 2||Recap|
|Wed 8/27||MIN 6, @SEA 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Twins | Mariners|
|1st||M Lamb doubled to left, N Punto scored, J Morneau to third.||1||0|
|3rd||N Punto homered to right.||2||0|
|3rd||D Young hit sacrifice fly to right, J Mauer scored, J Morneau to third, M Lamb to second.||3||0|
|3rd||B Buscher hit sacrifice fly to center, J Morneau scored.||4||0|
|4th||J Morneau doubled to deep left center, D Span and N Punto scored, J Mauer to third.||6||0|
|6th||J Vidro grounded into double play, shortstop to first, R Ibanez scored, J Lopez out at second, A Beltre to third.||6||1|
|7th||R Ibanez homered to right, Y Betancourt, I Suzuki and W Bloomquist scored.||6||5|
|7th||J Lopez singled to right, A Beltre scored.||6||6|
|7th||J Clement singled to right, J Lopez to third, M Cairo to second, J Lopez scored, M Cairo to third, J Clement to second on throwing error by right fielder D Span.||6||7|
|7th||Y Betancourt reached on infield single to shortstop, M Cairo scored, J Clement scored, Y Betancourt to second on throwing error by shortstop B Harris.||6||9|
|7th||R Ibanez singled to center, Y Betancourt and I Suzuki scored, W Bloomquist tagged out at home.||6||11|
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|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||27,758 (58.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||76 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski|