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Seattle Mariners Team Report - May 3

(Sports Network) - Seattle looks to make it two straight today when it squares off against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

Seattle, which snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday, will send Freddy Garcia to the mound today. This will be the seventh start of the 2003 season for 26-year-old Venezuelan. In his previous outing on Sunday, Garcia record his second win of the season by defeating Detroit 4-3. Garcia tossed seven strong innings, allowing three runs on four hits in the win.

The victory was Garcia's first since April 6th when he defeated the Rangers at the BallPark in Arlington. In that game, Garcia threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Garcia is 4-3 against the White Sox in eight career starts, posting an ERA of 3.78.

Last night, Mike Cameron went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored to lead the Mariners to a 9-2 win in the series opener.

Ryan Franklin (2-2) picked up the victory after throwing eight innings while allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits to go along with two strikeouts and three walks. Carlos Guillen scored two runs and added two hits, while Bret Boone put up a 3-for-5 effort for Seattle, which has won eight of its last 11 contests.

Seattle outhit Chicago, 16-5. Edgar Martinez's hit in the fifth was the 2,000th of his career.

05/03 11:27:08 ET

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