Twins Hold Off Mariners 6-5, Sweep Series

Michael Cuddyer hit the go-ahead two-run double in a five-run seventh as the Minnesota Twins beat Seattle 6-to-5, completing a three-game sweep.

The Twins led 6-to-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, but Raul Ibanez hit a two-out, three-run homer off Pat Neshek.

Joe Nathan came on and gave up a double to Richie Sexson that Cuddyer in right field lost in the sun. Nathan then struck out Jose Guillen to end the ballgame.

Johan Santana pitched seven innings of four-hit ball with seven strikeouts for the win. He's 3-and-1. Jarrod Washburn was touched for four runs over six and a-third innings and suffered the loss to fall to 0-and-2.

It was Nathan's fifth save.


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