Sun, Apr 26, 2015 - Page 19 News List

Mariners beat Minnesota Twins 2-0


Felix Hernandez pitched a five hit game and Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night.

Cruz led off the second inning with a drive that traveled into the second deck above the bullpens in left field off Phil Hughes (0-4). Cruz now has more homers than both the Twins and Milwaukee Brewers this season.

Hernandez (3-0) retired his first 14 batters before Trevor Plouffe singled with two outs in the fifth. He struck out nine in his first complete-game win since beating Minnesota on Aug. 27, 2012.


In Anaheim, California, David Freese hit a go-ahead homer for the Angels, while Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year.

Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits in his fifth straight win over the Rangers. Joe Smith pitched a perfect eighth and Huston Street worked a hitless ninth for his sixth save.

In other results, it was:

‧ Dodgers 3, Padres 0

‧ Yankees 6, Mets 1

‧ Red Sox 7, Orioles 5

‧ Indians 13, Tigers 1

‧ Cardinals 3, Brewers 0

‧ Marlins 3, Nationals 2

‧ Astros 5, Athletics 4

‧ Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 1

‧ Rockies 6, Giants 4

‧ Phillies 1, Braves 0

‧ Cubs 7, Reds 3

‧ Rays 12, Blue Jays 3

‧ Royals 2, White Sox 2

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