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Millwood's Shutout Lifts M's Past Rockies 4-0

by Brad Wall

DENVER, Col. – The Mariners beat the Rockies 4-0 Friday night on the shoulders of Kevin Millwood, who threw a complete game shutout with just two hits allowed.

Michael Saunders hit the ball deep to right center in the first and raced into third base for a one-out triple. Ichiro Suzuki grounded out to shortstop and Saunders held up at third. Kyle Seager hit a single to shallow center just out of reach of Dexter Fowler to bring in Saunders for the first run of the game.

Mike Carp doubled the lead for the Mariners with a two-out solo shot to center in the second.

Ichiro singled to center with one out in the sixth and attempted to steal second and also advanced to third on a throwing error by the Catcher. A sacrifice fly by Seager was deep enough to score Ichiro as he slid into home just ahead of an excellent throw by Carlos Gonzalez.

Millwood took a no-hitter bid into the sixth, only allowing one runner on base in the first five innings. Marco Scutaro hit a bouncing grounder that Seager stretched out for, but dropped it on the transfer. The play was originally ruled an error, but was later changed to an infield single, breaking the no-hitter for Millwood. Jordan Pachecho hit a single to center and Saunders gunned down Scutaro attempting to take third on the play. Those two hits would be the last the Rockies would get.

John Jaso hit a double down the right field line that was ruled a ground rule double after a fan reached over the fence and grabbed the ball in play. He moved to third on a groundout by Carp. Brendan Ryan attempted a squeeze bunt play, but fouled off and eventually struck out. Millwood also struck out to strand Jaso at third.

Seager led off the ninth with a triple deep to left center. After a Justin Smoak strikeout, Jaso flew out to left field to bring in Seager and put Seattle up 4-0.

Millwood hit leadoff hitter Eric Young Jr. who advanced to third on two straight groundouts. Gonzalez worked into a full count, and lined out to first to seal the shutout victory for Millwood.

The former Rocky pitched a gem going for a complete game shutout with just two hits allowed along with seven strikeouts. He also only had one base on balls and one hit by pitch.

Alex White, who played College Baseball with Seager and Dustin Ackley at North Carolina, went seven innings allowing three runs on seven hits.

The Mariners and Rockies will face off in game two of the three-game series tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. PT.

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