Cruz goes deep as M's beat Twins 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed with his major league leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night.

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Cruz's homer led off the second inning and traveled 452 feet on a line five rows deep into the second deck above the bullpens in left field off Minnesota starter Phil Hughes (0-4). Cruz now has more homers than both the Twins and Milwaukee Brewers this season.

That was all the support Hernandez (3-0) needed on a night he was dominant. He retired the first 14 batters before Trevor Plouffe's single with two outs in the fifth. He struck out nine, threw 102 pitches and pitched out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings.