Jarred Kelenic homers for first hit in majors as M's snap 5-game skid

Jarred Kelenic gets his first hit in the big leagues, a two-run home run in the third inning scoring Sam Haggerty with the blast to right center field. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
Jarred Kelenic gets his first hit in the big leagues, a two-run home run in the third inning. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

The Mariners finally snap a five-game losing streak by beating Cleveland 7-3 as the prized rookie homers and doubles.

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