Twins 5, Mariners 4

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ryan Doumit's ninth-inning triple off the right field wall scored two runs and rallied the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Doumit's triple, his third hit of the game, came after Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen walked the bases loaded and allowed a run on Josh Willingham's sacrifice fly.

Doumit hit the ball in the gap, easily scoring Eduardo Escobar from second. Joe Mauer was on first and never stopped running, sliding across the plate with the game-winner as the relay throw sailed to the backstop.

It was Williamson's (0-1) third blown save of the season and gave rookie pitcher Caleb Thielbar his first career victory.

Thielbar, who grew up in nearby Randolph, Minn., allowed one hit in pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He has not allowed a run in his first six major league appearances.

Jason Bay hit two home runs for Seattle, the second breaking a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning. Kyle Seager hit a home run right after Bay's first-inning shot, and Raul Ibanez had an RBI single for the Mariners.

Except for a two-out, game-tying single by Brian Dozier in the sixth inning, the Twins had a hard time getting anything going until the ninth.

Minnesota didn't have a hit until the fourth and scored their first run on two Seattle errors in the second inning.

Twins starter Kevin Correia settled down after a rough first inning but unraveled in the seventh. He allowed seven hits and four runs, walking two and striking out three.

The first could have been an even bigger inning for the Mariners, who stranded two base runners when Correia got the final out.

After being shut out on Friday, the Twins finally got on the board in the second inning, and the Mariners have themselves to blame.

After shortstop Brendan Ryan botched a potential double-play grounder, pitcher Aaron Harang threw the ball several feet over the head of catcher Kelly Shoppach and Chris Parmelee scored from third.

Harang struck out the Pedro Florimon and Eduardo Escobar to prevent further damage.

Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello opened the fourth with singles, but Harang again was able to stop the bleeding.

NOTES: Justin Morneau was out of the Twins' lineup on Saturday because of the flu, and rookie Chris Colabello got the start at first base. ... Kendrys Morales had 16 extra base hits in May (11 doubles, five home runs), the most by a Seattle player since 2009. ... Jason Bay's first home run was the 450th hit at Target Field, and 263rd by a visiting player. The Twins have hit 187 home runs in their home park. ... After batting third for five straight games, Joe Mauer was back in the No. 2 hole on Saturday. ... The Twins have committed an error in two straight games after going 11 without making one.
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