Seattle chose to hold Felix Hernandez back for Friday’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics and the Mariners decided to go with Wilhelmsen, who pitched three innings of relief twice in June.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Yohan Pino (0-2, 4.98 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1, 2.49)
Pino is coming off the best of his four major-league starts but was left with a no-decision.
Wilhelmsen has made 190 major-league relief appearances but manager Lloyd McClendon has been thinking of giving him a spot start for a while.
– Under is 5-1 in Twins last 6 road games.
– Under is 4-0 in Mariners last 4 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.