MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Erik Bedard threw six shutout innings and Franklin Gutierrez hit his first home run of the season, sending the Seattle Mariners past the slump-ridden Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

David Pauley tossed two scoreless innings in relief, Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 15 attempts and the Twins managed only seven singles on their way to their fifth shutout this season. They have the worst record in the majors at 16-32 and the fewest runs with 164.

Bedard (3-4) had a lot to do with that, stretching his scoreless innings streak to 14. After missing last year with a bad shoulder, the Canadian left-hander has bounced back in a big way on his $1 million, one-year contract.

He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out four.

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Comments (10)
  1. Al says:

    Fire Gardenhoser.

    1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

      I don’t think he’s the problem.

  2. Sue says:

    And also fire Bill Smith

  3. Mike says:

    What a disaster! TIme to clean house.

  4. Frank says:

    and get some onions at Target field……………………..wth! relish……….gross

    1. jj says:

      you have to ask for them at the concession stand

  5. Smooch says:

    Fire gardenhoser!

  6. zee the reporter says:

    fire the team! zee reports!

  7. Good Ol Boy says:

    So funny to hear people calling for Gardenhire’s head, while he’s the sitting Manager of the Year.

    It’s like many of you think a rousing motivational speech in the locker room is what gets major leaguers to win a game.

    Gardenhire can’t make smart plays FOR the infielders. He can’t make a better pitch FOR the pitchers. He can’t field players he doesn’t HAVE. He can’t force Joe Mauer to stop being the biggest waste of MN sports dollars ever.

    1. Al says:

      But he CAN have his regular players play and get prepared during spring training. He CAN make a lineup based on who is a good player and not his bestest buddy. He CAN try and get good coaches on his staff. He CAN demand that his players know how to run basic, fundimental plays, by actually practicing them now and again. He CAN do about 1000 other things that successful managers do with other teams. Manager of the year. For what? Losing yet AGAIN? Fire Gardenhoser.

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