MLB wrap: Mariners blank Twins to remain within shouting distance out West

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Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (Getty Photographs)

The Mariners acquired some dangerous news on Mom’s Day when second baseman Robinson Cano broke his hand after getting hit by a pitch.

Cano was positioned on the ten-day disabled record Monday, and can meet with a specialist Tuesday to decide if surgical procedure is required. The Mariners might have wallowed in self pity towards the Twins, however as an alternative blanked them 1-zero.

Wade LeBlanc began for Seattle, tossing six scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts. He was locked in a pitchers’ duel towards Jake Odorizzi, who struck out seven in six scoreless innings.

Jean Segura led the Mariners offensively, recording two hits, shifting his season common up to .307. Dee Gordon scored the sport’s solely run.

Whereas the Mariners (23-17, two video games again) nonetheless have loads of items to succeed within the crowded American League West, they may want extra manufacturing out of Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz in Cano’s absence to remain on tempo with the Astros and Angels.

Stud of the Night time:

Tigers outfielder Niko Goodrum is making a case for an day-after-day beginning spot. Monday, he bashed two house runs (four) with 5 RBIs in a 6-three win over the Indians. Beginning instead of injured Nick Castellanos, Goodrum is now batting .257 this season.

Dud of the Night time:

Pink Sox beginning pitcher Rick Porcello misplaced his first recreation of the season, permitting 5 earned runs off of 9 hits in six innings, falling 6-5 to the Athletics. Regardless of the poor outing, Porcello continues to be 5-1 with a three.28 ERA this season.

Spotlight:

Jose Bautista nonetheless has it:

Bautista helped the Braves earn a 6-5 win over the Cubs and keep the perfect report within the NL (25-15). 

What’s Subsequent:

Yankees at Nationals 7:05 p.m. ET — It does not get rather more patriotic than this. The American League and Nationwide League contenders face off in a possible World Collection preview. Washington has fought by means of a sluggish begin to get again on monitor, whereas the Yankees personal one of the best report in baseball. Aaron Decide has been scorching all season, and Giancarlo Stanton confirmed indicators of life Sunday. With loads of star energy on show, this collection ought to be enjoyable to watch.