Twins lose ninth straight, Yanks and Bucs lose sixth straight

  • The Twins had lost eight straight and the Mariners had lost six straight, somebody had to win as they faced each other. Michael Pineda, the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, held the Twins to three hits and no runs over seven innings as the Mariners defeated the hapless Twins, 5-2. Pineda (5-2, 2.45 ERA) struck out seven and walked none to send the Twins to their ninth straight loss, their longest streak since Sept. 9-19, 1998. Adam Kennedy and Carlos Peguero hit the first Seattle back-to-back homers since Aug. 16, 2010, when Russell Branyan and Jose Lopez did it in Baltimore.
  • The Yankees blew a 5-1 lead as Sam Fuld and B.J. Upton each hit two-run 6th inning homers as Tampa Bay sent the Yankees to their sixth consecutive loss, 6-5. It’s the Yankees longest losing streak since a seven-game streak, April 20-27, 2007. They have lost 10 of 13 since May 3.
  • The Pirates lost to Washington, 4-2 for their sixth loss in a row. The Pirates (18-23) haven’t won since they went over the .500 mark at 18-17. I think they got the bends.