MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First baseman Logan Morrison’s throwing error in the eighth inning accounted for the game’s only run as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 1-0 after a long rain delay Monday night.
Dee Gordon led off the eighth with a double against reliever Trevor Hildenberger (1-1). Jean Segura laid down a sacrifice bunt and Morrison threw the ball into right field, allowing Gordon to score.
James Pazos (1-0) got the win in relief of starter Wade LeBlanc, who tossed six scoreless innings. Nick Vincent worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the ninth for his AL-leading 14th save in 15 chances.
LeBlanc made his third start since joining the Mariners’ rotation at the beginning of May and was sharp once again. He allowed just three runners, none of whom reached second base. He’s given up only one earned run in 15 innings as a starter this year.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi wasn’t quite as sharp, but he also threw six shutout innings, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out seven. He worked out of jams in the fifth and sixth to keep the Mariners off the scoreboard.
Ryon Healy led off the fifth with a double and Ben Gamel drew a one-out walk.
But then Odorizzi fanned Gordon Beckham for the second out, and shortstop Ehire Adrianza ran down Gordon’s broken-bat blooper in short center to end the inning.
Segura led off the sixth with another double, but Odorizzi stranded runners at the corners when he struck out Healy on a diving splitter, his 97th and final pitch of the night.
The game was originally scheduled for April 8 but got postponed because of inclement weather. The first pitch Monday was pushed back 1 hour, 42 minutes due to rain.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. The 30-year-old Castro has been on the disabled list since May 5. Castro is hitting .143 with three RBIs in 19 games and tried to play through knee pain for the previous few weeks.
LIVERMORE — Newman and Garrigan tied for the team title in the Class 1A girls golf first round regional at Livermore yesterday, but Garrigan ended up winning the title with the best fifth place score. The teams each had 430, with St. Edmond also qualifying as the third place team with a 434. Bella Capesius of Garrigan was the medalist with a 93. Paige Walker of Newman was third with a 101. Also qualifying for the regional final next week individually was Stephanie Melohn of West Hancock, who finished as the runner-up with a 96.
OSSIAN — South Winneshiek, Nashua-Plainfield and St. Ansgar qualified their teams from the 1A girls regional first round tournament in Ossian. Host South Winneshiek won with a 407, Nashua-Plainfield had a 436 while St. Ansgar was third with a 438. Jaden Schweinefus of South Winn was the medalist with an 81. Morgan Hemann of St. Ansgar finished third with a 98.
EMMETSBURG — In Class 2A, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura finished third at Emmetsburg and qualified as a team for the regional final. Okoboji won the team title with a 365, Emmetsburg was second with 395, with the Cardinals third with 409. Bailee Frayne of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was the medalist with a 73.
DIKE — At the 2A tournament in Dike, New Hampton won with 341. Osage finished fifth with a 418. Morgan Weber of Dike-New Hartford was the medalist with a 75.
MESA, Ariz. – NIACC sophomore Courtney Tusler shot a first-round 51-48 – 99 at the NJCAA Division I national golf tournament Monday at the Longbow Golf Course.
NIACC coach Chris Frenz said that Tusler, the Osage native, struggled hitting the ball off the tee in her first 18 holes of the 72-hole tournament.
Last season at the national tournament in Georgia, Tusler placed 90th with a 92-93-94-96 – 375.
Tusler, who is tied for 92nd is set to tee off at 8:10 a.m. Arizona time (10:10 a.m. Iowa time) on Tuesday.
Daytona State College leads the team race with a 289. Iowa Western is in 12th with a 346 and DMACC is in 16th with a 365.
Iowa Western’s Cassidy Evreniadis is in fifth place with a first-round 75.
MASON CITY — David Johnson and Jeffrey Skogen scored for the Mohawks as Mason City High beat Clear Lake 2-0 in boys soccer yesterday afternoon. Thomas Kadera has six saves to pick up the win in goal. Mason City opens tournament play next Monday against Cedar Rapids Jefferson at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex in Cedar Falls.