Weaver, Mariners shut down Pirates

Weaver, Mariners shut down Pirates

Jeff Weaver pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 Wednesday night at Safeco Field.

Seattle won the game as –130 favorites, but the seven runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Richie Sexson homered and finished 2-for-4 at the plate for the Mariners. Weaver earned his first victory of the season, after six straight defeats.

Freddy Sanchez was 2-for-4 at the plate for the Pirates, and Paul Maholm allowed nine hits and six runs over seven innings in the loss.