Seattle Mariners defeat Minnesota Twins, 2-1

SEATTLE — Though the call probably won’t be as scrutinized as the one that cost Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game on Wednesday, the Twins were coping with a call that cost the entire team a victory.

Tenth inning. Two outs. Runners on first and second. A pitcher’s duel started by Cliff Lee and Kevin Slowey still hanging in the balance.

Ichiro Suzuki grounded a ball up the middle. Second baseman Matt Tolbert made a sliding stop and flipped to shortstop J....

SEATTLE - The Twins promoted third base prospect Danny Valencia to the majors Wednesday night and placed right fielder Michael Cuddyer on the bereavement list while he attends his father-in-law's funeral in Virginia.

Valencia, 25, batted .292 with 24 RBI and no home runs in 48 games for Class AAA Rochester. The Twins wanted a righthanded hitter because they will be without Cuddyer for the next four games.

If the Twins handle Valencia the way they did catcher Wilson R...