From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer :

The Mariners have traded veteran left-handed starting pitcher Jamie Moyer, 43, to the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor-league pitchers with Northwest connections.

In exchange for Moyer, the Mariners will receive Andrew Baldwin of Class A Clearwater of the Florida State League and Andrew Barb of the Class A Lakewood of the South Atlantic League. The Phillies also reportedly will receive some cash in the deal.

Moyer is expected to start for the Phillies on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs.

Philadelphia’s 11-2 demolition of Washington yesterday kept the Phillies within 2 1/2 games of NL Wild Card leader Cincinnati (14-7 winners over the Pirates ; 5 RBI’s for David Ross). Philly’s Cole Hamels picked up his 6th win, striking out 7 and giving up 2 runs and 5 hits over 6 innings. Ryan Howard connected for HR no. 42 off Ramon Ortiz in the 2nd innning, and Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins combined for 6 hits, 4 runs scored and 4 RBI’s.

The Reds are a mere 2 and a half behind NL Central leaders St. Louis after Jason Isringhausen’s latest slip. Yesterday at Wrigley, Phil Nevin’s game winning RBI single in the 10th sealed a 5-4 victory for the Cubs, but it was Juan Pierre’s leaping catch off the bat off Albert Pujols that gave Nevin (above) a chance to get Ryan Dempster off the hook.

With all due respect to the (very one-sided) series taking place at Fenway this weekend, there’s a trio of some consequence being played at the Metrodome. Jon Garland was dominant (7.1 IP, 1 run, 5 hits) as the White Sox beat the Twins, 4-1. The competent drum work pitching of Minnesota’s Don Brewer Brad Radke was marred by the diabolical fielding of Luis Castillo, Jason Bartlett and Nick Punto, but there’s no truth to the rumor Tom Kelly has come out of retirement just to refuse to speak to the trio ever again.