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Franklin hits 2 homers, Mariners beat Twins 6-4

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SEATTLE (AP) - Nick Franklin homered twice, including a three-run shot, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Minnesota Twins for a 6-4 victory Sunday.

 

Franklin and Michael Saunders both went deep during a pivotal four-run fourth inning. With the Mariners down 2-1, Saunders tied it with his seventh homer to open the inning, deep into the right-field second deck.

 

After Henry Blanco reached on a fielder's choice and Brad Miller walked, Franklin connected on a 1-1 pitch from Kyle Gibson (2-3) to put the Mariners ahead 5-2.

 

Franklin added his 10th homer to right field with one out in the seventh. His 10 home runs and 32 RBIs are the most among American League rookies.

 

Erasmo Ramirez (2-0) went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits to pick up the win. He struck out six and walked two.

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