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Mariners hand Braves their 8th straight loss with a 7-3 win

Mariners hand Braves their 8th straight loss with a 7-3 win

Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison, center, is congratulated by Chris Taylor, left, and followed by Kyle Seager on Morrison's three-run home run against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning that sent the Mariners to a 7-3 win Wednesday.

The Braves were swept at Dodger Stadium and San Diego before losing two straight at Safeco Field.

Ackley led off the third with a home run and Morrison added a three-run shot off Julio Teheran (10-8) for a 5-3 lead.

Chris Young (10-6) allowed three runs in five innings. He struck out six and reached double-digit wins for the first time since 2006.
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