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MLB: Seattle 3, Minnesota 2

Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM

SEATTLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Seattle's John Jaso chased home Michael Saunders with a game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning Saturday for a 3-2 Mariners win over Minnesota.

Saunders led off the ninth with a single off Tyler Robertson (1-1), Brendan Ryan reached on a bunt single and Dustin Ackley drew a walk to load the bases with none out.

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Casey Fien came in to pitch and Jaso greeted him by sending fly ball into left field, allowing Saunders to come home with the winning run.

The rally made a winner of Tom Wilhelmsen (4-2), who wiggled out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of ninth by inducing Josh Willingham to fly out.

Justin Smoak socked a solo homer for the Mariners, who clinched their three-run series.

Willingham and Joe Mauer drove in runs for Minnesota.

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