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M's claim 3rd straight series with Twins win

THE Seattle Mariners downed the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Sunday to win their third consecutive series.

Pitcher Erik Bedard (5-2) picked up his third victory in a row, continuing to rebound from shoulder problems that have plagued him over the past two seasons.

Jose Lopez had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs.

Bedard, who allowed two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out and walking four, said he was satisfied with the win.

"I felt good out there, even though my pitch count got high too quickly," Bedard, who threw 101 pitches, told reporters. "It was good enough to get the job done."

Elsewhere in American League action on Sunday, it was: Tigers 9, Angels 6; Yankees 4, Rays 3; Blue Jays 4, Royals 0; Rangers 6, Red Sox 3; Indians 8, White Sox 4; and Athletics 3, Orioles 0.

In the National League, it was: Diamondbacks 9, Padres 6 (in 18 innings); Cubs 6, Reds 3 (in 14 innings); Braves 8, Brewers 7; Mets 7, Nationals 0; Astros 6, Pirates 4; Rockies 7, Cardinals 2; Giants 3, Marlins 2; and Phillies 7, Dodgers 2.

In Seattle, it was the second straight loss for the Twins and, with Detroit chalking up two wins in a row, it left them 3 1/2 games behind the front-running Tigers in the AL Central. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire felt his club should have had more to show for its efforts.

"I thought we worked Bedard about as good as you can work him," Gardenhire said. "We forced him to throw pitches. We did our job working him, we just never came up with the big hit against him."

Russell Branyan and Jamie Burke also homered for the Mariners, with the 37-year-old Burke adding a single in his first game since being recalled to the majors from Triple-A Tacoma.

"You can't get discouraged," Burke said. "There are a lot of good catchers in this organization.

"A lot of guys can play at this level and just never know who's going to get the call, and I wasn't discouraged at all. It's just part of the game."

Kevin Slowey (8-2) took the loss, allowing all four Seattle runs.

In San Diego, Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off infielder Josh Wilson with two outs in the 18th inning, giving Arizona a 9-6 win over the Padres in the longest game this season.

The Padres were held hitless through nine extra innings by four relievers. Their only base-runners in extras came on three walks. The game took 5 hours, 45 minutes.

San Diego scored five in the ninth and tied it at 6 on David Eckstein's first career pinch-hit homer, a three-run shot, with two outs off Chad Qualls.

The Padres used all their relievers and had starter Chad Gaudin - the loser in Friday night's series opener - pitch the 16th and 17th innings before turning to Wilson in the 18th for his third career relief appearance.

Wilson (0-1) was claimed off waivers from Arizona on May 15, four days after he pitched a scoreless inning for the Diamondbacks against Cincinnati.

Leo Rosales (1-0) worked 3 1/3 innings for the win.


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