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Mike Leake surrendered five runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work as the Mariners hammered the St. Louis starter early for a lead they never surrendered en route to a 5-4 win in Seattle last night.

The Mariners bullpen put together four shutout innings to preserve the win for Nathan Karns, his sixth on the season. Leonys MartĂ­n had three hits for Seattle, while Aledmys DĂ­az homered for the Cardinals.

The loss drops St. Louis to 38-35 on the season, ten games back of the Cubs in the National League Central.

There’s always the next game!