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Mariners' homers sink Brewers

Published On: Feb 26 2013 06:45:44 PM CST
Milwaukee Brewers

MARYVALE, AZ -

Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday.

Smoak hit the home run off Brewers closer John Axford who gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders connected for consecutive one-out home runs in the third for the Mariners, who have hit 10 home runs in their first five games.

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.

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