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August 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Mariners use long ball to snap four-game losing streak

The Mariners had scored 47.4 percent of their runs this season via the long ball and that number climbed in this game, with seven of eight Seattle markers coming home as the result of home runs.

Michael Saunders had a huge one in the ninth, taking Darren O’Day deep for a two-run homer that made it 8-4, snuffed some Baltimore momentum that had been building and that wound up sending fans scurrying for the exits. The Mariners take the game and end their four-game losing streak.

Danny Farquhar entered in the eighth, got Adam Jones to fly out with two on and two out, then logged two strikeouts and a third out in the ninth for the multi-inning save.

Saunders had an earlier three-run homer in a five-RBI night, while Justin Smoak also went deep.

Erasmo Ramirez pitched six-plus innings — allowing just two hits the first six frames — to pick up the win.

 

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