American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Seattle|
(Saturday, May 5th)
Final Score: Seattle 7, Minnesota 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar combined on a
one-hit shutout, and Kyle Seager homered and ended with four RBI in Seattle's
7-0 rout of Minnesota.
Hernandez (3-1), who gave up only a single to Denard Span leading off the
fourth inning, walked two batters and piled up nine strikeouts.
"Felix went out there and just pitched tremendously again," Mariners manager
Eric Wedge said. "Really commanded the ball game, but it was nice to see our
young offensive players really step up there for him."
Ichiro Suzuki added a two-run triple during a five-run seventh inning, as the
Mariners snapped a seven-game slide.
Jason Marquis (2-1) allowed four hits and a pair of runs while walking six
over six innings for the Twins, who have dropped four of their last five
contests. They've been shut out in three of their last four games.
Span's hit, combined with walks to Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit loaded the
bases with two outs for the Twins, but Chris Parmelee flied out to left to end
"He's got so many different pitches, he hides the ball good," Twins acting
manager Scott Ullger said. "He can throw it down in the zone, he can elevate
it. He's got four above average pitches and he's got command of them, so he's
tough to hit."
The Mariners finally went ahead in the sixth. Dustin Ackley led off with an
infield hit and Suzuki walked with one out. With two down and both runners in
scoring position, Seager lined a single to center for a 2-0 lead.
Anthony Swarzak walked Mike Carp leading off the bottom of the seventh and
Michael Saunders bunted for a hit toward third base. After Ackley was walked,
Brendan Ryan lofted a sacrifice fly to left.
Matt Maloney then entered from the bullpen, but he was greeted by Suzuki's gap
shot to right-center, a stand-up triple. Two batters later, Jeff Gray
surrendered Seager's two-run homer to right.
Hernandez has tossed at least eight innings in four starts this season. He's
5-5 lifetime against Minnesota...The six walks tied a career-high for
Marquis...Minnesota has lost 10 of its last 12 games...After the game, the
Twins placed designated hitter Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with
a sore right wrist.
05/06 01:39:48 ET