Posted August 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Michael Saunders hit a pair of two-run home runs to help Seattle beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Monday night for the Mariners' sixth straight victory. Saunders also hit a two-run homer on Sunday and now has a career high 13 homers. Eric Thames also had a solo shot for the Mariners in the sixth as well as a triple in the eighth. The Mariners have won 13 of their last 14 games at Safeco Field. It's the best home stretch over 14 games in club history. They are 23-13 since the All-Star Break. The Indians have lost six in a row. Charlie Furbush (5-2) earned the victory in relief of starter Kevin Millwood. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth and had trouble closing. Casey Kotchman singled with one out and Ezequiel Carrera doubled to right, with Kotchman taking third. Pinch hitter Jack Hannahan loaded the bases with a walk. Jason Kipnis, who had a pair of RBI, then grounded into a double play. Wilhelmsen picked up his 18th save in 20 opportunities. Joe Smith (7-4) took the l...
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