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Mariners 13, Brewers 7

March 5, 1996

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) _ Greg Pirkl’s two-run single in the first inning sparked the Seattle Mariners, who reached Milwaukee Brewers starter Ben McDonald for six runs and went on to win 13-7.

Russ Davis added a three-run homer in the sixth for Seattle.

Seattle, which collected 14 hits off seven Milwaukee pitchers, has amassed 49 hits and 36 runs in its first four games.

In his first appearance in a Milwaukee uniform, former Baltimore right-hander McDonald lasted just a third of an inning.

McDonald gave up six runs and three hits, walked three and struck out one. He was lifted after hitting his prescribed 30-pitch limit.

Right-handers Paul Menhart, Saloman Torres and Rafael Carmona had no trouble shutting down the Brewers, who did not get a hit until Greg Vaughn and Turner Ward had back-to-back RBI singles in the sixth. Vaughn added a solo homer in the eighth.

Seattle reliever Bobby Ayala gave up back-to-back homers with two out in the ninth. The first was a two-run shot by Todd Dunn that cleared the scoreboard. Dave Nilsson followed with a solo shot.

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