The Seattle Mariners went young tonight, starting five rookies in their lineup, using three more on the mound, and beat the Toronto Blue Jays on back-to-back home runs in the eighth by Mike Carp and Casper Wells.
All that and LHP Danny Hultzen, too? Good night to be young and a Mariner.
Seattle has a three-game winning streak following its 6-5 victory, with two players handling a large role in each: Brandon League has saved all three and now has 30 saves for the season, and rookie Wells has homered in all three games and now has eight for the year.
Rookie Michael Pineda started, rookie Dan Cortes pitched two shutout ininngs in relief and a third rookie pitcher, Tom Wilhelmsen, worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning and was credited with his first major league victory.
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Carp pushed his hitting streak to 15 consecutive games.
The other participating Mariners rookies: Dustin Ackley, Carp, Wells, Trayvon Robinson and Kyle Seager.