Follow us:

Mariners blog

Daily coverage of the Mariners during the season and all year long.

July 7, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Game thread: Twins at Mariners — July 7, 2014

Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners
Monday, July 7, 2014 – Safeco Field (7:10 pm)
Minnesota Twins (39-48)   Seattle Mariners (48-40)
Player   Player
2 Brian Dozier 2B 55 Michael Saunders (L) RF
5 Eduardo Escobar (S) SS 99 James Jones (L) CF
24 Trevor Plouffe 3B 22 Robinson Cano (L) 2B
17 Kendrys Morales (S) 1B 27 Corey Hart DH
16 Josh Willingham LF 15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B
31 Oswaldo Arcia (L) RF 20 Logan Morrison (L) 1B
20 Chris Colabello DH 3 Mike Zunino C
1 Sam Fuld (L) CF 13 Dustin Ackley (L) LF
28 Eric Fryer C 5 Brad Miller (L) SS
Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher
30 Kevin Correia (4-10, 4.95) RHP 18 Hisashi Iwakuma (6-4, 3.33) RHP


The lineups are above. Nice night for a game. Crowd maybe a little bigger than some Monday nights.


1-2-3 inning for Rodney in the ninth and Seattle wins it 2-0.


Farquhar a 1-2-3 eighth and we head to the bottom with Seattle still up 2-0.

Nothing for the Mariners in the 8th giving Fernando Rodney a 2-0 lead to work with in the ninth.


Twins mount actual threat in seventh but Iwakuma strikes out Fuld on 3-2 pitch to end it and it’s still 1-0. Twins had runners on second and third and one out but couldn’t score. Iwakuma is at 105 pitches though and may be done. That was his 10th strikeout of the night and he’s had at least one in each inning.

Saunders hits a homerun on a 3-2 pitch to make it 2-0. Ball just beyond the reach of CF Sam Fuld.

Inning ends there and Seattle has a 2-0 lead heading to eighth.


Iwakuma another 1-2-3 inning and he’s got a shutout through six, having thrown 81 pitches.

M’s a quick 1-2-3 inning and Correria is through six having thrown 80 pitches but still behind 1-0.


Another 1-2-3 for Kuma led by a nice play by Cano leaves it 1-0 Seattle heading to the bottom of the fifth.

Mariners again leave two on in the top of fifth as Hart’s 6-3 ends inning. Still 1-0 heading to sixth.


Two more K’s for Iwakuma and it’s still 1-0 heading to bottom of four. Twins got a baserunner on a brutal Morrison misplay of a Morales dribbler to first base — he gloved it and it popped out and etc. But it ended up not hurting anything other than his fielding percentage.

Zunino another long drive, but this one caught at the wall in right and Mariners go down easily in fourth. Still 1-0 Seattle.


Iwakuma looks sharp so far, an easy 1-2-3 in the top of the third that included 2 strikeouts. He now has four for the game.

Seager green-lighted on 3-0 pitch but flies to deep right to end third inning. Still 1-0 Mariners.


Another harmless Twins single and no runs in the second. Still scoreless heading to bottom of two.

Zunino with a HR to left on a full count to put Mariners up 1-0 with one out in bottom of second.

Mariners get only one run after another single and walk following Zunino homer. But Twins starter Correia has already thrown 45 pitches. 1-0 heading to the third.


Iwaukma allowed a leadoff single to Dozier, but then got the next three outs to get through the inning painlessly. M0rales ended it with a groundout to first on the first pitch after hearing a smattering of boos as he walked to the plate.

James Jones singled with one out and Cano then walked. But the threat ended quickly as Hart popped up the first pitch he saw to second and Seager then struck out on three pitches, the final one swinging as Jones appeared to steal third.













No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.

The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►