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Mariners king Twins
Twins get taken down
Francisco Liriano turned in a quality start, but he took the first loss of his career as his offense ran into trouble against Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez. Joe Mauer collected four hits, and Jason Kubel notched three, including his second homer, but the rest of the lineup didn't have much luck.
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Mariners 4, Twins 2
Felix Hernandez allowed six hits, struck out five and walked two on Tuesday night. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Mariners follow Felix
Felix Hernandez outshined Francisco Liriano, allowing one run over seven innings in a matchup featuring two promising young starters. Ichiro Suzuki recorded four singles and an RBI, while Mike Morse drove in a pair to give Hernandez the support he needed to pick up his fifth win of the season.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 06, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (25-32)
Lost 3
Seattle 4, Minnesota 2   SEA
Seattle (27-33)
Won 2
June 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 10 0
Seattle
0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 X   4 10 0
Standings thru 6/6/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Mariners Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5000011.286
Kubel, LF5231011.250
Mauer, C4041000.368
Hunter, CF4010024.258
Cuddyer, RF3010112.275
Morneau, 1B3000115.237
White, DH3000011.193
  a-Tiffee, PH-DH1000002.000
Batista, 3B3000000.241
  b-Rodriguez, PH1000000.235
Castro, SS3000000.239
  c-Punto, PH1010000.299
Totals3621022716 

a-Grounded out for White in the 8th. b-Flied out for Batista in the 9th. c-Doubled for Castro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (9, Hernandez), Mauer 2 (14, Hernandez, Hernandez), Punto (4, Putz).
HR: Kubel (2, 8th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kubel 6; Mauer 6; Hunter 2; Cuddyer; Punto 2.
RBI: Mauer (27), Kubel (5).
2-out RBI: Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2; Cuddyer 2; Hunter; Tiffee; Kubel.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mauer (5, 2nd base off Mateo/Johjima).
CS: Morneau (1, 2nd base by Hernandez/Johjima).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF5041001.350
Beltre, 3B5010014.231
Lopez, 2B4100115.278
Ibanez, LF3011102.284
Sexson, 1B4000015.210
Johjima, C3120100.276
Bloomquist, CF3100023.284
Morse, DH2112100.462
  a-Everett, PH-DH1000000.245
Betancourt, SS4010003.275
Totals3441044523 

a-Grounded out for Morse in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Morse (2, Liriano), Johjima (9, Liriano), Ibanez (14, Guerrier).
TB: Suzuki 4; Beltre; Ibanez 2; Johjima 3; Morse 2; Betancourt.
RBI: Morse 2 (5), Suzuki (17), Ibanez (42).
2-out RBI: Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sexson 3; Suzuki; Bloomquist; Lopez.
S: Bloomquist.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morse (1, 2nd base off Liriano/Mauer), Bloomquist (6, 3rd base off Liriano/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: (Johjima-Lopez).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano (L, 4-1)6.07332302.44
Guerrier 1.01112103.38
Crain 1.02000106.39
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 5-6)7.06112505.32
Guardado 0.02110015.60
Mateo (H, 3)0.11000104.57
Sherrill (H, 3)0.10000102.16
Putz (S, 9)1.11000002.83

Guardado pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Liriano.
Pitches-strikes: Liriano 91-59, Guerrier 23-11, Crain 20-15, Hernandez 100-60, Guardado 9-4, Mateo 7-5, Sherrill 4-3, Putz 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Liriano 11-4, Guerrier 0-2, Crain 2-0, Hernandez 14-1, Guardado 0-0, Mateo 0-0, Sherrill 0-0, Putz 2-2.
Batters faced: Liriano 28, Guerrier 6, Crain 5, Hernandez 28, Guardado 2, Mateo 2, Sherrill 1, Putz 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mateo 1-0, Sherrill 2-0, Putz 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 21,030.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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