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Twins rally past M's, 3-2

MINNEAPOLIS It's Carson Smith's turn now. In a season that has seen the bullpen falter and each of the relievers find ways to cough up leads and take losses, the young interim closer for the Seattle Mariners is finding himself in the middle of the malaise. Brought on to protect a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Smith failed again in the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night at Target Field. Smith has now blown saves in his last three opportunities and has taken the loss in his last three outings. A leadoff double to Miguel Sano and two wild pitches led to the tying run coming across. Smith then gave up the two-out, winning single to...

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