Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Michael Saunders had his second career two-home
run performance at Rogers Centre, while Dustin Ackley smacked a grand slam as
the Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-1, Saturday in the
second of a three-game set.
Saunders, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, also hit two homers in
Toronto's home park on April 28 of last season and now has five along with 11
RBI in his last 10 games there dating back to Sept. 22, 2010. He added a run-
scoring double and finished with three RBI in the victory.
Hisashi Iwakuma (3-1) tossed seven solid innings of one-run, five-hit ball for
the Mariners, winners in six of their last seven games. Kelly Shoppach drove
in one run with a double.
R.A. Dickey (2-5) suffered his third straight defeat after being tagged for
seven runs and all three of Seattle's homers while striking out five over six
innings. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, have lost four straight and 10 of their
last 12 overall.
Munenori Kawasaki plated the Jays' only run with a sacrifice fly.
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