The Seattle Mariners ended their six game losing streak and beat the the Twins 5-2 Monday night. Michael Pineda was dominant. Pineda shut out the Twins in seven innings of work, striking out seven Twins batters and only allowing three hits, lowering his ERA to 2.45.
The Mariners offense came up with adequate run support for Pineda. Adam Kennedy hit a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Immediately after Kennedy's home run, Carlos Peguero followed suit and hit a line-drive home run to right field. These home runs extended the Mariners lead to 4-0.
The Mariners two other runs came earlier in the game. In the first inning, Jack Cust doubled to right field and drove in Chone Figgins from first. Justin Smoak also doubled to right field in the bottom of the third inning to drive in Ichiro from first.
Kennedy added on an insurance run when he hit a sacrifice fly to score Brendan Ryan from third in the bottom of the eighth inning.