Saunders homers, Mariners beat Twins 5-1 for sweep

Published On: Aug 19 2012 09:39:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2012 09:37:46 PM CDT
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Michael Saunders homered, helping Blake Beavan and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Sunday for their fifth straight victory.

Seattle completed a three-game sweep and has won 12 of its last 13 at Safeco Field. Minnesota lost its fifth in a row.

Saunders' two-run shot was his career-high 11th homer. He connected in the seventh inning after Dustin Ackley doubled off reliever Jeff Gray, putting Seattle ahead 4-1.