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Nick Blackburn Tagged With Loss in Mariners-Twins Match

Nick Blackburn Tagged With Loss in Mariners-Twins Match

Seattle got 7 innings of work from Hisashi Iwakuma en route to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Safeco Field.

Seattle was favored by -131 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Hisashi Iwakuma earned the victory for the Mariners, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from John Jaso in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Nick Blackburn worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Joe Mauer in a losing cause.

Seattle enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-6 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Tom Wilhelmsen who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.