The Seattle Mariners are feeling mighty confident after Felix Hernandez hurled his perfect game. They opened their series against the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field on Friday night with a 5-3 win.
The M's got things started right away, as John Jaso belted his eighth homer of the year in the bottom of the first to give Seattle a quick 2-0 lead. Miguel Olivo added his ninth home run of the year in the second to make it 3-0 behind starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Matt Carson hit an RBI single in the fifth to get Minnesota on the board, but Seattle answered back with two more runs in the sixth on RBI hits from Eric Thames and Dustin Ackley.
Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the eighth off of Stephen Pryor to make it 5-3, but the Twins were unable to get any closer.
The Mariners will try to pick up a quick series win on Saturday.
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