Slowey stars in Twins' shuout of MarinersMauer adds 3 hits in 4-0 win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Slowey pitched eight sparkling innings, Joe Mauer had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Saturday night for their seventh consecutive win.
Delmon Young added two hits and two RBIs, including a run-scoring triple in Minnesota's three-run first.
Felix Hernandez (7-8) pitched seven innings for the Mariners, yielding three runs and seven hits.
Seattle has lost six straight and its 6-22 record for July matched the franchise record for losses in a month, set by the 1977 expansion team in August.
Slowey (10-5) allowed three hits, tying a season low, and struck out five. The right-hander has allowed just one run over 14 innings covering his last two starts, both victories.
The Twins jumped all over Hernandez, who was third in the American League with a 2.86 earned-run average and second with 145 strikeouts entering the game.