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Franklin hits 1st 2 MLB HRs as Mariners tee off on Padres, 7-1

  • Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin watches the fight of his first major league career home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, May 30, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin watches the fight of his first major league career home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, May 30, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin is congratulated by Jesus Sucre after Franklin's second home run of the game and his major league career second in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin is congratulated by Jesus Sucre after Franklin's second home run of the game and his major league career second in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez (9) gets a full dugout greeting after his two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez (9) gets a full dugout greeting after his two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.

The five homers were a season high for the Mariners, who worked over Andrew Cashner and Petco Park in earning a split of their home-and-home, two-game series with the Padres.

Felix Hernandez (6-4) snapped a two-start losing streak, holding the Padres to one run and three hits in eight innings. He struck out six and walked three.

Franklin homered into the sandy play area beyond the fence in right-center off Cashner with two outs in the sixth inning. He connected again with two outs in the eighth, driving a pitch from Tim Stauffer deep into the seats in right.