Twins 2, Mariners 0
SEATTLE (AP) _ Brad Radke shut out Seattle for six innings and Terry Steinbach and Marty Cordova drove in Minnesota’s runs in the seventh inning Sunday, leading the Twins to a 2-0 win over the Mariners.
Radke (3-1) combined with Mike Trombley, Greg Swindell and Rick Aguilera on a six-hitter _ Minnesota’s first shutout this year. Aguilera pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
Steinbach hit an RBI double and Cordova had a run-scoring single in the seventh to break open a pitcher’s duel between Radke and Jamie Moyer (1-3).
Dan Wilson had two hits for Seattle, which was blanked by Boston’s Pedro Martinez on April 11.
Radke allowed five hits and struck out five in 6 1-3 innings.
Moyer gave up just five hits in eight innings, striking out five and walking one.
Both pitchers allowed only two hits through the first five innings.
Seattle’s best scoring chance came in the sixth when it had runners at the corners with one out, but Radke got Edgar Martinez to hit into a double-play grounder.
Wilson had twice reached as far as second base, following an infield single in the third and a double in the fifth.
Moyer allowed only one baserunner into scoring position in the first six innings. With two outs in the fourth, Paul Molitor singled and moved to second when David Ortiz walked, but Coomer grounded out to end the inning.
Notes: The Twins committed their first error in nine games when shortstop Pat Meares dropped Ken Griffey Jr.’s high pop in the fourth. ... Minnesota has won 10 of its last 14 games at the Kingdome. ... Cordova left the game with neck pain in the seventh inning and is considered day-to-day. ... Seattle has drawn 472,228 fans in their first 14 home games, 20,267 less than they did in the first 14 home dates last season. ... The Mariners failed to homer for only the sixth game this season.