Nick Franklin, Mariners
The second baseman put the finishing touches on the Mariners' six-run second inning with a three-run homer. Franklin, who made his major league debut on May 27, has eight homers in his first 49 games.
by the numbers
9-1 Mariners' record in their past 10 games.
9 Strikeouts for Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma in six innings of work.
2 Combined victories for the Twins' Kevin Correia in June and July.
One night after facing Iwakuma, the Twins will run into All-Star righthander Felix Hernandez on Friday. Hernandez has not lost since May 25. He's 6-0 with a 2.34 ERA over his past 10 starts.