Franklin drives in 3 as Mariners top A's

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Associated Press

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 3:36 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 23 at 7:34 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Franklin had tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.

Brendan Ryan singled off Ryan Cook (1-1) to lead off the eighth. Ryan moved up on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Endy Chavez's bunt single. Chavez took second on indifference before Franklin delivered a hit to right field to put the Mariners ahead by two.

Yoervis Medina (2-2) earned the victory with 2 1-3 scoreless innings to close out the game.

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