Mariners squeeze out 1-0 win at Minnesota
A makeup game that was delayed because of weather went the Seattle Mariners' way, 1-0, on Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Mariners (23-17) scored when Dee Gordon, who had doubled, raced home from second base on Minnesota first baseman Logan Morrison's throwing error to the first-base bag, after Jean Segura had bunted to advance the runner.
Wade LeBlanc pitched six innings of three-hit ball with four strikeouts and no walks.
James Pazos, Nick Vincent and Edwin Diaz pitched scoreless innings, with Diaz striking out the side in the ninth inning for his 14th save.
Jake Odorizzi of Minnesota was every bit as good as LeBlanc, allowing four hits while striking out seven and walking one in seven innings. Trevor Hildenberger gave up Gordon's run and took the loss for the Twins (17-20).
The Mariners return to Safeco Field for two games against Texas and four against Detroit. Seattle takes on Texas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Mike Leake (4-3) pitching opposite Mike Minor (3-2).
It was Seattle's first game without second baseman Robinson Cano, who could be out up to eight weeks with a broken bone in his right (throwing) hand.
Gordon Beckham started at second base and went 0 for 4, after the Mariners selected his minor-league contract from Triple-A Tacoma and put him on the 40-man roster.