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Nick Franklin homered twice, including a three-run shot, and Endy Chavez robbed Chris Colabello of a second two-run homer Sunday to help the Seattle Mariners hold off the Minnesota Twins 6-4. 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. Ramirez, who missed most of the year with right triceps tendinitis, won his second straight game since being recalled from the minors July 11. Tom Wil...
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