SEATTLE - Michael Saunders homered, helping Blake Beavan and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Seattle completed a three-game sweep and has won 12 of its last 13 at Safeco Field. Minnesota lost its fifth in a row.
Saunders's two-run shot was his career-high 11th homer. He connected in the seventh inning after Dustin Ackley doubled off reliever Jeff Gray, putting Seattle ahead 4-1.