Mariners win 5-2 over Minnesota to take seriesMinnesota Sports
-- Seattle's Hector Noesi pitched seven innings, catcher Jesus Montero hit a two-run double and the Mariners defeated the Twins 5-2 yesterday in the Emerald City.
Seattle's Hector Noesi pitched seven innings, catcher Jesus Montero hit a two-run double and the Mariners defeated the Twins 5-2 yesterday in the Emerald City. Noesi gave up one run on four hits with three walks while striking out five to get the win. Mike Carp hit a solo homer, and Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan had an RBI apiece for Seattle, which won the final two games of the series after losing Friday's opener to the Twins. Minnesota's Ryan Doumit hit two solo home runs for the Twins in a losing effort. Nick Blackburn gave up five runs over six innings of duty to suffer the loss. He has not won since July 8th, 2011. The Twins host the Angels tonight to start a nine-game homestand at Target Field.
The pitching staff of the Minnesota Twins will have a slightly different look when it takes the field during the upcoming series against the Angels. The club will recall lefty Scott Diamond from Class AAA Rochester prior to tonight's game and it is expected that he will start Tuesday's game against L-A. Diamond has a 4-and-1 record for the Red Wings this year with a 2.60 earned run average. To make room on the big league roster for Diamond, Minnesota shipped right-hander Liam Hendricks to Rochester. The Twins will also call up infielder Brian Dozier from Rochester to fill the roster spot of Justin Morneau, who went on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend with a sore wrist. Dozier will wear jersey No. 20, while Diamond will don the No. 58 uniform.