A Smoak Bomb Sparks Another Win For Mariners

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Franklin Gutierrez (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Franklin Gutierrez (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX (1090 The Fan /AP) — Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday.

Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders connected for consecutive one-out home runs in the third for the M’s, who’ve hit ten home runs in their first five games.

It was the first game outside of Peoria for the 2013 Mariners, but they kept the winning streak (now at four) in tact.

Hisashi Iwakuma started for the Mariners and pitched a perfect inning before giving way to Joe Saunders, who gave up two runs on three hits in his only inning.

Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs on five hits in 2 2-3 innings and struck out two in his spring debut. Marco Estrada followed with three one-hit innings and struck out four of the final five batters he faced.

The Mariners collected ten hits, including three homers and two doubles. If you’ve been keeping track, that’s 50 hits during this four-game winning streak.

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