DENVER (AP) — Kevin Millwood tossed a two-hitter for his first shutout in nearly nine years and Mike Carp hit a solo homer, helping the Seattle Mariners snap a four-game skid with a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
It was also the 22nd complete game of the 37-year-old righty’s career.
Millwood (2-4) comfortably cruised through this game and didn’t surrender his first hit until two outs in the sixth. He struck out seven and walked one. He didn’t allow a runner to reach third until the ninth inning, but got Carlos Gonzalez to line out to end the game.
The Mariners improved to 2-6 on their 10-game, four-city road swing.
Alex White (0-3) was the hard-luck loser, dropping his sixth straight start in a dubious string that dates back to Sept. 16.