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Twins fall 5-4, Place Span on DL

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Aug 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Blake Beavan gave up two runs in seven innings and Trayvon Robinson drove in two runs to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
 
Beavan (9-8) scattered five hits, walked two and struck out one.
 
Kyle Seager also drove in two runs for the Mariners, who have won 11 of their last 15 games.
 
Brian Duensing (3-10) gave up three earned runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He left after loading the bases in the sixth, and left fielder Josh Willingham's blunder contributed to Seattle's four-run inning.
 
Willingham's two-run homer in the eighth off Stephen Pryor made things interesting, but Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his 21st save to help the Mariners take three of four in the series.
 
The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with an injured collarbone.
 
Span strained the right side of his collarbone while diving to make a catch against Tampa Bay on Aug. 12. He has missed 13 of the 17 games since the injury, with Ben Revere taking over the bulk of the work in center. The move is
retroactive to Tuesday.
 
Span is hitting .286 with three homers and 35 RBIs this season.
 
The Twins say they will announce a corresponding roster move when they arrive in Kansas City on Friday.
 
Span says he was surprised by the decision. But he also says he knows it's ''not fair to the team'' to keep coming in and scratching himself from the lineup.

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