Posted April 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Seattle Mariners are coming off a much-needed break in the schedule. The surging Cleveland Indians probably wish they didn't get a day off. Seattle goes for a season-best third consecutive victory Tuesday night at Safeco Field, where it opens a series against an Indians team trying to begin 4-0 on the road for the second straight year. After opening the major league season in Tokyo last month against Oakland, then playing six more games away from home, the Mariners (6-5) began the home portion of their schedule by taking two of three from the Athletics over the weekend. "It's been a long stretch," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said following Sunday's 5-3 victory. "These guys still haven't gotten a chance to get settled in." The Indians (4-4) have started to find their stroke after hitting .176 and averaging 4.0 runs during a rocky season-opening homestand. Cleveland continues its nine-game trip after pounding out 40 hits and scoring 32 runs ...
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