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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The young Seattle Mariners are glad to be going home after a solid road trip. Joe Saunders pitched seven efficient innings and Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak each homered to lift the Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Seattle won four of six on its brief road swing, taking two of three against both Texas and Cincinnati. "It was a real good road trip," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. "You play Texas team that has 50 wins on the road and here the same thing. Its fun to see the light come on with the younger guys." Franklin hit Arroyos 10th pitch of the game 380 feet into the right field seats for his sixth home run of the season and second in the first inning in three games. He hit a two-run homer on Friday off of Mike Leake, also in the first inning. Smoak extended the lead to 3-0 with a two-run drive into the left field seats on the first pitch he saw from Arroyo with two outs in the third inning. The 378-foot shot, which followed Kyle Seagers one-out walk, was Smoaks seventh. The Mariners got key home runs in the first inning of all three games. Franklin hit a two-run home run off Mike Leake on Friday. Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer off Mat Latos Saturday. Franklins solo home run Sunday got Seattle off to a fast start. "I was down two strikes just trying to make contact the best I can," said Franklin, the Mariners first pick in the 2009. The second basemans contract was selected from Tacoma on May 27. Smoak added to the lead to allow the veteran Saunders room to work. "Smoak is one of those that the light is coming on. To drive the ball the other way, shows he is getting better," Wedge said. Smoak is more concerned with driving in runners in scoring position than home runs. "Its been dreadful getting runners home from scoring position," Smoak said. "Thats number one for me. I feel great at the plate but it I need to get those guys across home plate." The third-year first baseman was hitting .133 with runners in scoring position when the game started. A day after the Reds scored 13 runs, they managed just six hits and a run off Saunders. The left-hander allowed only two base runners to reach third in the first six innings and retired 11 consecutive batters before Chris Heisey doubled into the left field corner with one out in the fifth inning. Saunders (7-8) walked none and struck out two while winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season. "I felt good," Saunders said. "They (Reds) have some guys that can hurt you so you have to keep the ball down," Saunders said. Charlie Furbush pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and Tom Wilhelmsen was perfect in the ninth for his 18th save, helping the Mariners improve to 10-2 against the Reds since interleague play began in 1997. The Reds went down in order in six of their nine innings. The Reds broke up the shutout bid in the seventh with back-to-back one-out doubles by Todd Frazier and Heisey before Saunders finished his day by getting Ryan Hanigan and pinch-hitter Derrick Robinson to ground out. "Heisey hit a good pitch," Saunders said. "(Pitching coach) Carl (Willis) came out and just said, refocus and keep the ball down. Thats what I did. I used my sinker." Bronson Arroyo (7-7) overcame a 32-pitch first inning to complete six, allowing five hits and three runs with one walk and six strikeouts. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. Neither Arroyo nor his manager Dusty Baker were surprised by the show of power by the youthful Mariners. "It didnt surprise me," Arroyo said. "They had a bunch of unknown guys. We dont see a lot of the American League, especially the West. They came out and hit the ball out of the ballpark." "We knew coming in that that would be a key," Baker said. "Home runs are a big part of their offence. We couldnt get anything going. We hit the ball a lot harder than the scorebook showed. We didnt have a lot to show for it." NOTES: Franklins home run was the club-record 235th allowed by Arroyo in his eight seasons with the Reds. He went into the game tied with former LHP Tom Browning for the record. ... It was the Mariners 22nd first-inning homer this season, most in the majors. ... Raul Ibanez extended his hitting streak to 12 games (18 for 50, .360) with a first-inning single to left. ... The Reds left after their 4-2 homestand on a seven-game road trip, starting with three at Milwaukee. ... RHP Homer Bailey, who threw a no-hitter against the Giants on Tuesday, will try to match Johnny Vander Meers 1938 feat of no-hitters in back-to-back starts. ... After going 4-2 on their road trip, the Mariners are scheduled to open a seven-game homestand with four against Boston. All-Star pitchers Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma are the Mariners projected starters on Monday and Tuesday. Womens Ultra Boost Clearance . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Pure Boost Clearance . -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. Ultra Boost Mens Cheap . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost China . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --?John Wes Townley apologized Friday for his role in a fight during the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park.Townley and Spencer Gallagher were involved in two on-track incidents, and after the second one, Townley got out of his truck and charged Gallagher. The two wrestled before Townley got in some punches.NASCAR fined Townley $15,000 and Gallagher $12,500 while putting both on probation for the rest of the season. Gallagher issued an apology Monday, and Townley followed with his Friday.I want to apologize to NASCAR and my fans, Townley said in a statement. Thats not the way I want to represent myself, [sponnsors] Zaxbys or Jive Communications.dddddddddddd. Ill try my best to make sure it never happens again.I was amazed at the comments from so many drivers who were supportive, most notably Tony Stewart.Stewart had said that Townley was among his heroes for standing up for himself.Townley had been scheduled to compete Friday in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway but withdrew earlier this week. He said his family-owned team dropped out so it could focus on his Truck and ARCA races next weekend at Kentucky and Iowa. ' ' '



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