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Colabello's first career HR lifts Twins over M's in 13

6:04 AM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Chris Colabello picked a perfect time to launch his first career home run.

Colabello clubbed a two-run blast in the top of the 13th inning Friday to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the second game of a four-game series at Safeco Field.

With Yoervis Medina (3-3) pitching for Seattle, Aaron Hicks hit a leadoff single before Colabello clubbed the first pitch tossed to him over the right- field wall.

Brian Duensing (3-1) allowed three hits over the 11th and 12th innings to pick up the win. Glen Perkins gave up a home run in the bottom of the 13th but notched his 25th save.

Minnesota starter Scott Diamond gave up one run on five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings but earned a no-decision. He has not won since June 20 against the White Sox.

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez pitched nine innings and had a shutout entering the ninth, but gave up a game-tying single to pinch-hitter Trevor Plouffe with one out in the inning. He allowed five hits and struck out 11 in his outing.

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