By Neil Scott Sports Radio KJR
Recap: M’s scored solo runs in the first, third and fifth innings, behind 6 1/3 innings of 5 hit ball by Joe Saunders. Michael Saunders went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Dustin Ackley singled and scored in the fifth.
TURNING POINT: Ronny Cedeno led off the third with a drive to right center. Franklin Guitierrez made a spectacular diving catch to rob Cedeno of extra bases.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Michael Saunders, two singles and 2 runs scored. He also reached on an error in the sixth.
NOTES: Kendreys Morales extended his hitting streak to 4 games, during which is hitting .500. Tonight marked his second multi-RBI game.
With the win tonight, Joe Saunders improves to 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 10 starts at Safecoi Field.
Michael Morse went 0-4, snapping his 6 game hitting streak
NEXT UP: Brendon Mauer (0-1, 9.00) will get the go for the M’s against former Mariner Eric Bedard (0-0, 0.00)