Fuld, Hughes Lead Twins Past Mariners 2-0

Minnesota's Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes (9-5) gave up eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter in silencing Seattle's stagnant offense. A night after Fuld could not pull back Michael Saunders' home run, the roles were reversed. Fuld hit a 3-2 pitch from Seattle starter Chris Young (8-5) beyond the wall in right and just out of the reach of Saunders for the solo shot in the fifth inning. It was the first homer for Fuld since April 10. He finished with three hits and two stolen bases. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 21st save. July 9, 2014

Mariners Recall Jesus Sucre After Buck Designated

The Seattle Mariners have recalled catcher Jesus Sucre to take the roster spot opened when John Buck was designated for assignment. Sucre was recalled on Tuesday and in uniform for Seattle's game against Minnesota. Buck was designated following Monday night's game in a surprise move by the Marinres. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon highlighted Sucre's defense in making the decision to call him up from the minors. Sucre was hitting .274 at Triple-A Tacoma, but he has a history with handling most of Seattle's pitching staff and is regarded as a stellar defensive catcher. McClendon also suggested the move would allow Seattle to rest starter Mike Zunino more in the second half of the season and not feel they are missing anything defensively. Zunino has caught 70 of Seattle's 89 games entering Tuesday night. July 9, 2014

Mariners Top Twins 2-0

Iwakumajune10Hisashi 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,

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Mariners designate C Buck

The Seattle Mariners designated backup catcher John Buck for assignment following Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins. The Mariners will make a corresponding move on Tuesday. Buck, 34, signed a one-year contract with Seattle in the offseason. He was hitting .226 with one home run and six RBIs in 27 games. He hit 63 homers over the last four seasons, fifth-most among catchers. He also played for Miami, Toronto, Kansas City, the New York Mets and Pittsburgh. July 8, 2014

Seager Replaces Encarnacion On AL All-Star Roster

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been selected to replace injured Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the American League's roster for next week's All-Star game. The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time All-Star, entered Monday with a .274 average, 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 21 doubles. Encarnacion, who has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs, was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strained right quadriceps. The All-Star game is scheduled for July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. July 8, 2014