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Ace Marco Gonzales roughed up as Minnesota, led by starting pitcher Martin Perez, wins 7-1; Seattle loses second consecutive game in four-game series

PEREZThe Seattle Mariners usually have a good shot at winning with Marco Gonzales. But, it wasn't meant to be Friday night at T-Mobile Park.

Ehire Adrianza homered off Gonzales to start the scoring and Martin Perez pitched well and Minnesota went on to win 7-1.

Gonzales gave up eight hits and six runs (five earned) in five innings. He fell to 5-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

Adrianza went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Minnesota (29-15), the American League Central Division leader. Max Kepler had two hits and three RBIs.

Seattle's run came on an Edwin Encarnacion infield single.

Perez, a former Texas pitcher who had faced the Mariners many times, moved to 6-1 (2.89 ERA) after allowing five hits and one run while striking out seven and walking four in 6 2/3 innings.

The Mariners (22-25) and Twins play again at 7 p.m. Saturday. Wade LeBlanc (2-0, 4.50) pitches for Seattle opposite Jose Berrios (6-2, 3.05).

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