Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Rookie slugger Jesus Montero lined a two-run double in the first inning to get Seattle on the board, Mike Carp added his first homer of the season and the Mariners cruised to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Seattle starter Hector Noesi took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit. Despite the homer, Noesi (2-3) allowed just four hits and struck out five. Doumit hit another solo shot in the ninth off reliever Tom Wilhelmsen. Seattle won its second straight after snapping a seven-game losing streak on Saturday night. The Twins now head home having dropped 11 of 13. Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn (0-4) made it through six innings, but was battered early and remained winless in five starts this season. Left-handed batters came in hitting .407 against Blackburn this year and a Mariners lineup full of lefties did its part. But it was Montero, a right-hander and the centerpiece of Seattle's big offseason trade with the Yankees, ...
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