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SEATTLE -- Nick Franklin and Brad Miller, two infielders who were toiling in Seattles minor league system a couple of months ago, are having a major impact on the big league club. Franklin homered twice, including a three-run shot, and Miller had two hits and scored two runs in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. "They spark us up the middle defensively," Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said. "They spark us at the top of the order. Its not often you see a couple guys come up from Triple-A and hit 1-2 in the order in a short period of time. Theyve done a great job for us." Chris Colabello hit a two-run homer for the Twins, but Endy Chavez robbed him of a second one to keep Seattle close in the early innings. Franklin and Michael Saunders both went deep during a pivotal four-run fourth. With the Mariners down 2-1, Saunders tied it with his seventh homer to open the inning, deep into the second deck in right field. After Henry Blanco reached on a fielders choice and Miller walked, Franklin connected on a 1-1 pitch from Kyle Gibson (2-3) to put the Mariners ahead 5-2. "Coming back from three Ks (on Saturday), honestly I was just trying to get the team going," Franklin said. "I just tried to make contact and not try to do anything too special." Franklin added his 10th homer to right field with one out in the seventh. The second basemans 10 home runs and 32 RBIs are the most among American League rookies. "We have a lot in common," said Miller, a shortstop. "We both want to bring a lot of energy. The biggest thing is were in this together. Were learning. Its really nice having someone go through it with you. I feed off him and the energy he brings. "The thing about (Franklin) is hes not intimidated. He doesnt care if he strikes out. Hes going to come back the next day and battle. Hes not scared of anybody." Erasmo Ramirez (2-0) went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits to pick up the win. He struck out six and walked two. Ramirez, who missed most of the year with right triceps tendinitis, won his second straight game since being recalled from the minors July 11. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth for his 24th save in 29 opportunities. Four of the Twins seven hits off Ramirez were for extra bases, including Colabellos homer in the second. Colabello also hit a two-run shot Friday, the first of his career. Ryan Doumit opened the Minnesota second with a double to deep right that had to be verified by replay. Chavez reached over the wall to deflect the ball back onto the field. It caromed off the top of the fence, along the yellow line, and bounced onto the warning track. It didnt matter much because Doumit scored on the next pitch when Colabello deposited his second career home run over the wall in straightaway centre. One inning later, Chavez faced nearly the exact same situation. With Brian Dozier on second and two outs, Colabello drove one high to right. Chavez took a leap at the wall, reached over and this time brought the ball back in his glove. "I had more time to get to the fence," Chavez said. "The first one was kind of a line drive, and I had to hurry up to jump. But I could have made both." The one he caught became a significant play. "That keeps the game at two. It could have been five," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He made a great play on two of them out there. Thats a big three points at the time. Big play, big play for him, and another nice swing by Colabello. Unfortunately, he made a play." Colabello knew it was an important one. "It would have been nice to put one over or off the wall for the team, get a couple more runs, a little more separation," he said. The Mariners got a run in the third. Miller singled, went to third on Franklins single and scored when Kyle Seager hit a sacrifice fly. The Twins closed to 5-4 in the sixth on Clete Thomas RBI single and Aaron Hicks sacrifice fly. Franklin and Miller turned a slick double play in the ninth when Pedro Florimon hit a grounder behind second. Miller flagged it down and flipped to Franklin, who touched the bag and tossed to first. "That was special," Thompson said. "I was hoping to just get one out of that and we ended up turning a double play. Great way to end it there." NOTES: The Mariners closed their clubhouse before the game for a brief visit from manager Eric Wedge, sidelined after a mild stroke July 22. He has missed seven games and will skip the upcoming six-game road trip. "Eric came in and said hello to the boys," Thompson said. "He walked in as proud, strong and tall as Eric always is and it was good for the guys to see him." ... After the game, the Twins optioned catcher Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester. All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will be reinstated from the restricted list Monday and is expected to be in uniform Tuesday night against Kansas City. Mauer spent the maximum three days on the paternity list following the birth of his twin daughters Wednesday, then was moved to the restricted list for two days. ... RHP Rich Harden, injured for much of his nine-year big league career, was granted his release by the Twins. "Hes had a lat, shoulder and a variety of things," assistant GM Rob Antony said. "He just couldnt get healthy." Harden had been working out at the teams facility in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Dozier left in the sixth with lower back stiffness. "I did something two nights ago and it locked up on me a couple times," he said. "Its just a little back spasm." ... During the seventh-inning stretch, a fan in the third deck let loose dozens of dollar bills into the air to advertise an event. 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William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period.COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced that 48 players, representing 24 National Hockey League teams, have been invited to the U.S. Mens National Team Orientation Camp from Aug. 26-27, at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va. The camp is designed to assist in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, set for Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Of the 48 players invited to the camp, 16 have previous Olympic experience, including Dustin Brown (Ithaca, N.Y./Los Angeles Kings), Zach Parise (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Wild) and Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./Minnesota Wild), three of the alternate captains on the 2010 U.S. Olympic Mens Ice Hockey Team that captured the silver medal. Also highlighting the roster are forward Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) and goaltender Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn./Los Angeles Kings), the two most recent Conn Smythe Award winners as most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Phil Kessel (Madison, Wis./Toronto Maple Leafs), who finished second behind Kane among U.S.-born skaters with 20 goals and 52 points during the 2012-13 season; and goaltender Jimmy Howard (Syracuse, N.Y./Detroit Red Wings), who tied for the NHL regular-season lead in shutouts with five. Nine players on the orientation camp roster played for the bronze-medal winning U.S. Mens National Team at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, including goaltender John Gibson (Pittsbuurgh, Pa.ddddddddddddNorfolk Admirals); forwards Nick Bjugstad (Minneapolis, Minn./Florida Panthers), Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis./Montreal Canadiens), T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues), Craig Smith (Madison, Wis./Nashville Predators) and Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche); and defensemen Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes), Erik Johnson (Bloomington, Minn./Colorado Avalanche) and Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich./Winnipeg Jets). The complete orientation camp roster is as follows: Goaltenders: Craig Anderson, John Gibson, Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Cory Schneider. Defence: Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, John Carlson, Danny DeKeyser, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Jake Gardiner, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Seth Jones, Nick Leddy, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Suter, Jacob Trouba, Keith Yandle. Forwards: Justin Abdelkader, David Backes, Beau Bennett, Nick Bjugstad, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Alex Galchenyuk, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Trevor Lewis, Kyle Okposo, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Brandon Saad, Craig Smith, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler. ' ' '