The Mariners hope to stay on the winning track after beating the Minnesota Twins 5-2 in Monday night's match up between the two teams. Minnesota has now lost nine straight games and currently holds the league's longest losing streak.
Ace Felix Hernandez (4-3 3.36 ERA) takes the mound for the Mariners in Tuesday night's game against the Twins. Hernandez is coming off of his worst start of the season in which he gave up seven hits and four earned runs against the Baltimore Orioles on May 11th.
"He was just a little bit off," Seattle manager Eric Wedge told his team's website. "You're going to have days like that. One thing I love about Felix is that when he is a little bit off, he doesn't give into it. That's one of the reasons he's so special."
The Twins will start Francisco Liriano (2-5 7.07 ERA). Liriano no-hit the Chicago White Sox on May 3rd, but in his next start on May 10th against the Detroit Tigers, he only lasted three innings, giving up four earned runs and leaving the game with flu-like symptoms.
First pitch at Safeco Field is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on ROOT Sports and 710 ESPN AM.