Mariners score season-high 13 runs in rout, Lind with 6 RBI

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 25:  Adam Lind #26 of the Seattle Mariners hits a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at Safeco Field on May 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA – MAY 25: Adam Lind #26 of the Seattle Mariners hits a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at Safeco Field on May 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – Adam Lind hit home runs in his first two at-bats and had a season-best six RBIs while the Seattle Mariners scored a season-high in runs in a 13-3 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

The AL West-leading Mariners won their 11th series of the season, this time behind Lind’s hitting.

After struggling to start the season, Lind flashed the power that made him an offseason target for Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Lind hit a solo homer with two outs in the second inning to get Seattle on the board, then capped the Mariners’ six-run third inning with a three-run shot off Oakland starter Zach Neal (0-1), making the first start of his career.

Hisashi Iwakuma (3-4) threw seven strong innings and won his second straight decision.