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

08:00  15 may  2018
08:00  15 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Shohei Ohtani’s impressive return to the mound in 5 quotes

  Shohei Ohtani’s impressive return to the mound in 5 quotes After weathering a shower of boos Sunday at Safeco Field, Ohtani took the mound against Seattle and poured salt in the city's wounds.After weathering a shower of boos Sunday at Safeco Field, Ohtani took the mound against Seattle and poured salt in the city's wounds by outpitching Felix Hernandez in an 8-2 Angels win.

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The Giants will get Stanton within 4 days!!! Then Ohtani will sign with the Giants also. But he struck out some of the best the MLB had to offer in the WBC! And your point is what? Not surprised the Twins were out . West coast always seemed the best fit. Padres or Mariners are the best fit, I think.

The Mariners received some bad news on Mother's Day when second baseman Robinson Cano broke his hand after getting hit by a pitch.

a close up of a baseball player holding a bat: Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz © Getty Images Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz

Cano was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, and will meet with a specialist Tuesday to determine if surgery is required. The Mariners could have wallowed in self pity against the Twins, but instead blanked them 1-0.

Wade LeBlanc started for Seattle, tossing six scoreless innings with four strikeouts. He was locked in a pitchers' duel against Jake Odorizzi, who struck out seven in six scoreless innings.

Jean Segura led the Mariners offensively, recording two hits, moving his season average up to .307. Nelson Cruz drove in the game's only run, bringing Dee Gordon in to score.

James Paxton's no-hitter confirms he's the ace the Mariners need

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AL West . The Twins also weren’t in on Juan Nicasio before he signed with the Mariners on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press writes (Twitter links here). Johnny Cueto Out Six To Eight Weeks With Elbow Sprain. Minor MLB Transactions: 5/7/18.

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While the Mariners (23-17, two games back) still have plenty of pieces to succeed in the crowded American League West, they will need more production out of Kyle Seager and Cruz in Cano's absence to remain on pace with the Astros and Angels.

Stud of the Night:

Tigers outfielder Niko Goodrum is making a case for an every day starting spot. Monday, he bashed two home runs (4) with five RBIs in a 6-3 win over the Indians. Starting in place of injured Nick Castellanos, Goodrum is now batting .257 this season.

Dud of the Night:

Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello lost his first game of the season, allowing five earned runs off of nine hits in six innings, falling 6-5 to the Athletics. Despite the poor outing, Porcello is still 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA this season.

Robinson Cano injury update: Mariners second baseman leaves game with fractured hand

  Robinson Cano injury update: Mariners second baseman leaves game with fractured hand Cano, an eight-time All-Star, has hit .287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs so far this season. He batted .280 with 23 home runs and 97 RBIs in 2017.The Tigers lead the Mariners 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh. The Mariners have opened the season with a 22-16 record.

Everyone knows that Iowa gets screwed, but at least Iowans are within shouting distance of the team's they're blacked out from. These fans are not.

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Highlight:

Jose Bautista still has it:

Bautista helped the Braves earn a 6-5 win over the Cubs and maintain the best record in the NL (25-15).

What's Next:

Yankees at Nationals 7:05 p.m. ET — It doesn't get much more patriotic than this. The American League and National League contenders face off in a potential World Series preview. Washington has fought through a slow start to get back on track, while the Yankees own the best record in baseball. Aaron Judge has been hot all season, and Giancarlo Stanton showed signs of life Sunday. With plenty of star power on display, this series should be fun to watch.

Twins recall outfielder LaMarre from Triple-A .
A day after designating pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment, the Minnesota Twins filled his roster spot by promoting outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Triple-A Rochester.More Twins coverageTwins recall outfielder LaMarre from Triple-APreview: Twins vs. TigersTwins designate RHP Phil Hughes for assignmentTwins open series with comeback win vs. DetroitWATCH: Twins’ Kepler delivers clutch 2-run doubleThis will be LaMarre’s third stint with the Twins this season. He began the year on the opening day roster and was sent back to Rochester on April 13 only to be recalled three days later.

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