The Seattle Mariners ended their woes with a superb start to a 10-game road trip. Adding to their win streak, however, could prove difficult.
The Mariners have struggled in recent visits to the Toronto Blue Jays but will try to end that trend beginning Friday night.
After dropping a season-high four in a row, Seattle bounced back to sweep three games at Detroit. Chone Figgins hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win Thursday and Justin Smoak provided a three-run homer in the first.
"It's all about development," manager Eric Wedge said of his young team. "Part of that development, the biggest part of it, is that we're coming to the ballpark and trying to find a way to win."
The Mariners (10-10) usually haven't found ways to win in Toronto lately, having dropped eight of nine and 30 of their last 40 there. They were swept during a three-game series at the Rogers Centre from July 19-21 and have dropped six of seven overall to the Blue Jays (10-9).
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