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Veteran slugger goes deep twice to reach 400 career homers as Mariners beat Los Angeles Angels 9-3 to win road series; it's on to Minnesota next

ENCARNACIONThe Seattle Mariners hit six homers in Sunday's 9-3 win at Los Angeles Angels, giving them 126 on the season -- tops in the major leagues.

The next series is against the No. 2 team, Minnesota, the American League Central Division leader that has 125 homers. The series starts Tuesday.

Sunday's barrage included two homers by Edwin Encarnacion, giving the veteran slugger 400 for his career — he's the 56th player to reach that milestone.

Tom Murphy also hit two homers, and Daniel Vogelbach and Kyle Seager hit one each. Encarnacion and Murphy drove in three runs each with their homers. The Mariners (28-41) had 13 hits.

After Austin Adams opened, Wade LeBlanc pitched the next six innings and pitched well, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out eight and walking one.

Tommy La Stella homered for the Angels (31-35).

Seattle took two out of three games against L.A.

After an off day Monday, the Mariners open the Twins series at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Mike Leake (5-6, 4.30) pitches for Seattle opposite Martin Perez (7-2, 3.72).

The Twins are 43-21 and 10.5 games ahead of Cleveland in the AL Central.


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