Iwakuma, Seattle Shutout Twins 2-0
SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night.
Iwakuma (7-4) has not allowed an earned run to the Twins in five career starts, which spans 33 2-3 innings. After allowing a combined 10 runs in two consecutive starts to close out June, Iwakuma has given up just one in his two outings in July.
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his American League-leading 26th save in 28 chances.
Kevin Correia (4-11) was credited for the loss despite allowing only five hits in seven innings. It was the fourth time in the last five starts that the right-hander has left the game with no run support, and the sixth time this season the Twins have not been able to score a run for him.
Chicago White Sox 4, Boston 0
New York Yankees 5, Cleveland 3
Houston 12, Texas 7
Kansas City 6, Tampa Bay 0
Angels of Anaheim 5, Toronto 2
New York Mets 4, Atlanta 3 (11 innings)
Cincinnati 9, Chicago Cubs 3
Arizona 9, Miami 1
San Diego 6, Colorado 1
Philadelphia 3, Milwaukee 2
St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 0
Baltimore 8, Washington 2 (11 innings)
Oakland 5, San Francisco 0
Twins' RHP Nolasco sidelined by elbow soreness
SEATTLE (AP) — Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is being sent back to Minnesota because of a sore right elbow.
Nolasco is scheduled to have his elbow examined on Tuesday and undergo an MRI.
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Nolasco met with manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday before the series opener against the Seattle Mariners and told him he had felt pain all season.
Antony said Nolasco believed he could pitch through the soreness, but he couldn't get loose on Sunday and then allowed six runs in two innings against the New York Yankees.
Nolasco, who agreed to a four-year contract with the Twins before this season, is 5-7 with a 5.90 ERA in 18 starts this season.
Gardenhire said the Twins won't make adjustments to the rotation until after Nolasco's exam. He added that the club has options at the major and minor league levels.