Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/19/12
The Seattle Mariners have put together a nice stretch over the last month, bolstered by their strong play at home. They'll go for their first three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins in 11 years Sunday. After a 3-2 victory Saturday night, Seattle has won 14 of its last 21, including four straight and six of seven. The majority of those victories have come at home, where the Mariners (57-64) have won 11 of their last 12 games. "You could say we're starting to mesh more as a team," John Jaso, who won Saturday's contest with a sacrifice fly scoring Michael Saunders in the bottom of the ninth, told the team's official website. "A lot of exciting things have happened this year and I think we are kind of growing as a group. That's kind of a cool thing." Justin Smoak homered for the Mariners, who have won four straight overall against the Twins (50-69). They've held Minnesota to 10 runs and a .164 batting average over the first five games of the season series. On Sunday, Seattle will ...
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