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MLB: Seattle 5, Minnesota 3

Aug. 18, 2012 at 1:00 AM

SEATTLE, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Home runs by John Jaso and Miguel Olivo staked Seattle to an early lead Friday and the Mariners held on to defeat Minnesota 5-3.

Jason hit a two-run shot in the first inning and Olivo had a solo blast in the second. The Mariners increased their advantage to 5-1 in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Eric Thames and a run-scoring single from Dustin Ackley.

That gave Seattle enough of a cushion to withstand solo homers by Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham in the eighth.

The Mariners won their third in a row.

Rookie Hisashi Iwakuma (4-3) went seven innings to get the win, allowing a run on just four hits while striking out six.

Tom Wilhelmsen needed only nine pitches to get through a perfect ninth and earn his 17th save.

Nick Blackburn (4-9) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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