Zunino hits 2 of Seattle's 5 HRs in 12-6 win over Orioles
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, left, reacts as he greets Mariners' Adam Lind, right, after Lind hit a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
SEATTLE (AP) Mike Zunino homered twice in his first game of the season, Nelson Cruz and Seth Smith both hit three-run home runs, and the Seattle Mariners slugged past the Baltimore Orioles 12-6 on Saturday night.
Adam Lind had four hits including a solo homer as the Mariners won for the sixth time in eight games and took their third straight from the AL East leading Orioles.
Cruz staked Seattle to a 3-0 lead with his 21st homer of the season in the first inning off Baltimore starter Tyler Wilson (4-6) and Zunino extended it to 5-0 in the second on a two-run shot in his first at-bat of the season after being called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier this week.
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Smith ended Wilson's night with a three-run shot in the fourth, getting the green light on a 3-0 pitch for his ninth homer of the season. It was Smith's third straight game with a home run and he finished with four RBIs.