Friday, May 26, 2006

Mariners Lose Second in a Row

After splitting a four game series against Baltimore the Seattle Mariners dropped the first of a three game series with Minnesota 3-1.

The game was a pitchers duel as Twins hurler Francisco Liriano pitched five scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing only four hits against the Mariners.

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez had eight strike outs in seven innings, retiring 14 batters in a row at one point, but gave up a three run homer to Joe Mauer.

The loss dropped Seattle four games back from the first place Texas Rangers who have won two games in a row. Wasted opportunity is what the Twins series will be if Seattle doesn't win because a three game series with Texas is waiting next.