Mariners Blank Braves 2-0

mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Cole Gillespie and Kyle Seager hit run-scoring singles. Seattle has won five straight, matching its longest winning streak of the season. Iwakuma (4-2) gave up only six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.

The right-hander was sharp, throwing 71 of his 96 pitches for strikes. Mike Minor (2-4) allowed only one run in seven innings, but the Braves fell to 0-6 in interleague games. Yoervis Medina pitched a perfect eighth before Fernando Rodney earned his 16th save with three straight outs in the ninth.

June 5, 2014