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Blackburn knocked out early in loss

Justin Morneau hit his 12th homer of the year, but that was all the offense the Twins could muster vs. Jason Vargas as Nick Blackburn allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to Seattle at Safeco Field.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Span, CF4000003.286
Hardy, SS3010100.233
Mauer, C4010001.319
Morneau, 1B4111013.374
Cuddyer, RF4010002.275
Kubel, DH4010011.233
Young, D, LF4010011.272
Harris, B, 3B4000002.163
Punto, 2B1000200.219
Suzuki, I, RF5131000.346
Figgins, 2B4121101.217
Gutierrez, F, CF4011013.293
Sweeney, M, DH3210102.271
Lopez, Jo, 3B4123001.239
Kotchman, 1B4011000.194
Wilson, Jo, SS4110022.298
Alfonzo, G, C4120010.556
Saunders, M, LF4000023.200
2B: Mauer (14, Vargas).
HR: Morneau (12, 3rd inning off Vargas, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer; Hardy; Kubel; Morneau 4; Mauer 2; Young, D.
RBI: Morneau (37).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 2; Span.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Young, D (3, 2nd base off Vargas/Alfonzo, G).

E: Mauer (3, throw).
DP: (Punto-Hardy-Morneau).

2B: Figgins (10, Blackburn).
HR: Lopez, Jo (3, 4th inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 3; Wilson, Jo; Suzuki, I 3; Kotchman; Sweeney, M; Alfonzo, G 2; Gutierrez, F; Lopez, Jo 5.
RBI: Gutierrez, F (25), Lopez, Jo 3 (20), Suzuki, I (11), Figgins (14), Kotchman (20).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, I; Figgins; Lopez, Jo; Kotchman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo; Gutierrez, F 2; Wilson, Jo.
GIDP: Sweeney, M.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Figgins (11, 2nd base off Mahay/Mauer).

DP: (Figgins-Wilson, Jo-Kotchman).

Blackburn(L, 6-2)3.210550014.73
Vargas(W, 4-2)7.06113212.92
Kelley, S1.00000102.14
Game Scores: Blackburn , Vargas .
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 80-53, Burnett 28-20, Mahay 28-15, Duensing 17-13, Vargas 104-69, Kelley, S 15-9, Olson 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 4-4, Burnett 1-2, Mahay 1-0, Duensing 0-2, Vargas 8-4, Kelley, S 2-0, Olson 2-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 20, Burnett 7, Mahay 7, Duensing 4, Vargas 29, Kelley, S 3, Olson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 61 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:45.
Att: 18,743.
Venue: Safeco Field.
June 1, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media