Mariners Blank Twins 7-0
Seattle ended their 7-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Twins Saturday night. Felix Hernandez allowed just 1-hit in 8 innings with 9 strikeouts to get the win for the Mariners. Jason Marquis allowed 4 hits, 6 walks and 2 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss for the Twins. He’s 2-1. Denard Span had the only hit for the Twins.
Minnesota falls to 7-19 on the season and will wrapup the 3-game series in Seattle today at 3:10, pregame on WJON at 2:40. Righthander Nick Blackburn (0-3) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Hector Noesi (1-3) toes the rubber for the Mariners.
The Twins will call up shortstop Brian Dozier and starting pitcher Scott Diamond from triple-A Rochester in time for their next series against the Angels at home. The Twins will place Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury and will option starting pitcher Liam Hendriks to triple-A.