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Seattle uses 2 homers, knock off Blue Jays

Seattle uses 2 homers, knock off Blue Jays

File - Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison, center, is congratulated by Chris Taylor, left, and followed by Kyle Seager on Morrison's three-run home run against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales hit solo home runs, Dustin Ackley added a key two-out two-run single, and the Seattle Mariners moved into a tie for the second wild card spot in the American League with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Seattle won for the seventh time in eight games to catch Detroit in the wild card race. Seattle got another solid performance from veteran Chris Young, who earned his 11th victory, and the Mariners also continued their recent offensive punch.

Seager’s 18th homer gave Seattle a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Ackley followed an inning later, going to the opposite field to drive in a pair. Morales capped the night with his first homer since being acquired by the Mariners in a trade with Minnesota in late July.

 

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