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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

Twins put Sano on DL, add veteran IF Petit

  Twins put Sano on DL, add veteran IF Petit A hamstring strain lands Miguel Sano on the disabled list with the Twins bringing up Gregorio Petit to replace himAfter missing the last three games due to a hamstring strain, third baseman Miguel Sano was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday by the Minnesota Twins.

The Seattle Mariners edged to a victory in MLB , while Niko Goodrum continued his strong form. Even without Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners blanked the Minnesota Twins 1-0 in MLB on Monday. The Mariners received some bad news on Mother's Day when second baseman Cano broke his hand

MORE: MLB wrap : Mariners blank Twins to remain within shouting distance out West | Miguel Sano injury update: Twins slugger still 'not close to 100 percent'. In addition, Falvey said the team will look into a replacement from outside the organization.

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

  James Paxton's no-hitter confirms he's the ace the Mariners need James Paxton has had ace-type stuff for years, but his last two outings, including a no-no in Toronto, have shown he is capable of leading a rotation.Paxton's 99-pitch no-hitter against the Blue Jays, one start after a 16-strikeout effort last week against the A's, provided final confirmation that he, not Felix Hernandez, rules the M's rotation and will for the foreseeable future.

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said he expects Castro's rehabilitation to take five to six months which will put him back to 100 percent before spring training. MLB wrap : Mariners blank Twins to remain within shouting distance out West .

Mariners manager Scott Servais talks about the fan ovations for Nelson Cruz and Adrian Beltre in the team's 3-1 win against the Rangers. Get the Seattle Mariners ™ Cash Rewards Mastercard® from Bank of America and receive a 0 cash rewards bonus offer.

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.

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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.

MLB trade news: Mariners acquire Denard Span, Alex Colome from Rays .
The Mariners lost Robinson Cano at second base and Dee Gordon in center field. Now they have required a stop gap and an additional reliever.Welcome to Seattle, @AlexanderColome and @thisisdspan.The Mariners have acquired RHP Alex Colomé, OF Denard Span and cash consideration from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.:newspaper: | https://t.co/TqvrYk0x32pic.twitter.com/QhzTsyFUYLThe Rays have received in return starting pitcher Andrew Moore and minor league pitcher Tommy Romero from Seattle.

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