Thomson ReutersSeptember 8, 2013 12:20
2B Nick Franklin shook out of a recent funk with a pair of doubles Saturday night. His first one, in the fifth inning, was Franklin's first hit in a span of 11 at-bats. Franklin added an RBI double in the sixth inning and went 2 for 4. Once hitting second in the Mariners' batting order, he s been dropped down to No. 9 recently. Franklin took a shot to the back of the head on a sixth-inning play that saw teammate Justin Smoak knee him while trying to catch a pop fly. Franklin remained on the field for a few seconds before trainers arrived, then he remained in the game.