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Mariners use long ball to inch closer to Rangers for first place

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SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 13: Dae-Ho Lee #10 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates as he rounds first a on a game-winning two-run homer in the tenth inning to defeat the Texas Rangers 4-2 at Safeco Field on April 13, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

 

SEATTLE – Dae-Ho Lee hit two home runs, including a three-run blast off Rangers starter Derek Holland, as the Seattle Mariners defeated Texas 7-5 on Friday night.

Hisashi Iwakuma (5-5) allowed three runs — all on solo home runs — over seven innings for Seattle.  Steve Cishek earned a four-out save, his 14th of the season.

Lee gave the Mariners the early lead with a solo shot off Holland (5-5) in the second inning. Ian Desmond tied the game 1-1 in the third with a line drive home run off the out-of-town scoreboard in left field.

A leadoff walk to Robinson Cano and single by Nelson Cruz set the stage for Lee’s second blast. He crushed a slider from Holland to nearly the same spot over the wall in center field to give the Mariners a 4-1 lead. Lee’s four RBIs match a career-high.