Mariners vs. Twins: Luke rallies, Gilbert keeps it quality, and Seattle stays chaotic

Despite an electric extra innings victory to kick things off, Seattle failed to keep up their momentum at home as they lost the series to the Twins
Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners
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Best Moment: Work smaller, not harder

The first game of the series was undoubtedly the best for fans, not just because it was the only win, but because of the way in which Seattle clinched the victory. After Correa's go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning, the Mariners weren't able to get into scoring position until the eighth inning.

Mitch Haniger worked a leadoff walk and Josh Rojas hit a single. J.P. Crawford laid down a bunt but popped out to Jose Miranda at third base. Julio Rodríguez stepped into the box and after a choked up swing that sent the ball to third base, Jose Miranda snagged the ball and tried to tag pinch runner Luke Raley before throwing to first base. A relatively straightforward play turned disastrous after Raley avoided the tag and Carlos Santana failed to pick the throw, allowing Julio to reach and more importantly Raley to score, tying the game.

In the tenth inning, Julio grounded out to advance J.P. Crawford to third base before Cal Raleigh, as he tends to do these days, came up clutch with a swinging bunt that chopped the ground ball towards first base. Fielded by pitcher Cole Sands, the Twins failed to get the throw home and Crawford scored the winning run, walking things off and sealing the 3-2 win.