Josh Fogg pitched a two-hitter for his first major league shutout and Brad Hawpe homered in the Colorado Rockies' 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners tonight.
The Mariners were shut out for the ninth time this season, the most in the American League this season and tied with San Francisco for the most in the majors. The Rockies recorded their seventh shutout, one behind San Diego's National League-leading total.
The Rockies improved their NL-best interleague record to 10-3 with their third straight victory. The Mariners had a five-game winning streak snapped and finished June with an 18-8 record that has thrust them into contention in the AL West.
Fogg (6-5) improved to 3-0 in interleague play this season with his second straight victory and third in four decisions. He struck out one and faced the minimum 27 batters because his teammates recorded double plays after Seattle's two singles and one walk.
The Mariners didn't get a runner past first.
It was Fogg's second major league complete game. The first came Sept. 8, 2003, a 9-1 win for Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. The 29-year-old Fogg signed with the Rockies as a free agent in February after going 6-11 for the Pirates last season. Fogg's previous longest outing this season was seven innings.
The game took 1 hour, 52 minutes, the fastest in Rockies' history and the quickest in the seven years the Mariners have been playing at Safeco Field.
The Rockies took a 1-0 lead off Jamie Moyer (3-7) in the fifth on Jamey Carroll's RBI single. Hawpe walked, was sacrificed to second by Yorvit Torrealba and moved to third on Choo Freeman's groundout before Carroll singled to center.
Hawpe made it 2-0 in the seventh when he homered to straightaway center. It was his 15th and tied Matt Holliday for the team lead.
Moyer, who had a two-game winning streak snapped, gave up two runs and five hits, with four walks, matching his season high, and four strikeouts. It was his second complete game of the season.
Notes: The Mariners have been shut out at home seven times this season. ... Colorado (0-3) is one of three major league teams that Moyer has not beaten. The others are Arizona (0-0) and the Chicago Cubs (0-0). ... Seattle's Adrian Beltre and Kenji Johjima extended their hitting streaks to 13 and 11 games, respectively.