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Mariners @ Twins: It's Game No. 30

Mariners @ Twins: It's Game No. 30
May 8, 2009 (News Tribune delivered by Newstex ) --

Think Ken Griffey Jr. likes hitting in the Metrodome? Consider this: He left the American League for 10 years and still remains second in home runs (25) hit here by a visiting player.

That's extraordinary, and he added on to that list in the first series here last month. This series will be Junior's last in the 'dome - next spring the Twins will open their new no-roof outdoor ballpark.

Now, the Mariners try to snap their season-high four-game losing streak behind rookie right-hander Chris Jakubauskas, who has been solid in most of his starts but vulnerable to the big inning.

If he can avoid one tonight, the Mariners should score agains Scott Baker, who opens with a 9.15 ERA.

When Seattle scores first, the team is 10-4.

Buckle up! It's indoor Baseball.

Wak ball

It didn't lead to a run, but Don Wakamatsu made it obvious in the first inning that his team is trying to force the action.

After Endy Chavez singled with one out, Jose Lopez fouled off a hit-and-run pitch. With two outs, Chavez stole second with Russell Branyan at the plate.

Branyan struck out. No runs, but the Twins are on notice. The Mariners will push it.

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Added: May 9, 2009

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