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Red-hot Twins win sixth straight

Alexi Casilla and Jim Thome hit two-run homers, and Matt Capps earned his first save with the Twins, as they topped the Mariners for their sixth win in a row. Scott Baker battled wildness during 5 1/3 innings.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, I, RF5010011.310
Figgins, 2B5030001.241
Kotchman, 1B5000014.222
Branyan, DH4120011.263
Gutierrez, F, CF3121101.249
Saunders, M, LF2100101.240
Bard, C2000212.231
Wilson, Jo, 3B4012015.258
Wilson, Ja, SS4000004.247
Totals343934520.236
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4010001.276
Casilla, A, 2B4112011.286
Mauer, C2000200.308
Young, D, LF4010002.333
Kubel, RF4000012.257
Cuddyer, 1B4110000.278
Thome, DH4112021.258
Valencia, D, 3B3010100.385
Hardy, SS4220003.267
Totals335843410.283
BATTING
2B: Branyan 2 (14, Baker, S, Baker, S), Wilson, Jo (10, Baker, S).
TB: Figgins 3; Suzuki, I; Wilson, Jo 2; Gutierrez, F 2; Branyan 4.
RBI: Gutierrez, F (42), Wilson, Jo 2 (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2; Wilson, Jo; Suzuki, I; Gutierrez, F.
SAC: Saunders, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gutierrez, F (15, 2nd base off Baker, S/Mauer).
CS: Figgins (8, 2nd base by Baker, S/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Figgins (12, fielding), Wilson, Jo (11, fielding).

BATTING
HR: Thome (13, 2nd inning off Fister, 1 on, 2 out), Casilla, A (1, 5th inning off Fister, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer; Hardy 2; Valencia, D; Thome 4; Span; Young, D; Casilla, A 4.
RBI: Thome 2 (33), Casilla, A 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Thome 2; Casilla, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hardy; Kubel.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Span (3, 2nd base by Fister/Bard).

SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fister(L, 3-7)5.05521323.57
Wright, J1.01001104.75
Olson1.01001005.30
Sweeney, B1.01000003.92
Totals8.08523424.00
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker, S(W, 9-9)5.17334205.00
Crain(H, 10)0.21000103.12
Mijares(H, 8)0.20000102.78
Guerrier(H, 16)1.10000002.96
Capps(S, 27)1.01000102.68
Totals9.09334504.01
Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Mijares.
Pitches-strikes: Fister 82-54, Wright, J 24-14, Olson 21-11, Sweeney, B 9-6, Baker, S 86-51, Crain 18-12, Mijares 9-5, Guerrier 17-15, Capps 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Fister 8-3, Wright, J 2-0, Olson 3-0, Sweeney, B 1-2, Baker, S 7-3, Crain 1-0, Mijares 0-1, Guerrier 4-0, Capps 1-1.
Batters faced: Fister 22, Wright, J 5, Olson 5, Sweeney, B 4, Baker, S 26, Crain 3, Mijares 2, Guerrier 4, Capps 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 1-0, Mijares 1-0, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 72 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 40,596.
Venue: Target Field.
July 30, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media