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Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr., right, is congratulated by teammate Endy Lopez after hitting a two-run, game-tying home run off the Minnesota Twins' Jose Mijares in the eighth inning Sunday in Minneapolis. Twins catcher Mike Redmond looks on. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Griffey's home run wakes up Mariners in 5-3 win over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday to rouse the Seattle Mariners in a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins that stopped their six-game losing streak.


Wladimir Balentien added an RBI double in that breakthrough eighth, ruining seven shutout innings by Nick Blackburn and helping the Mariners bring their record back to .500.

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