Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/2/12

The new-look Mariners finally found a way to win at home. They are coming off their first eight-win homestand in more than a decade.

It remains to be seen if they can carry that momentum over into a nine-game trip that starts in Yankee Stadium on Friday.

There seems to be a turnaround in the offense that bodes well. Through July 15, the team was averaging .196 at Safeco Field, the worst home batting average in the league, with 22 home runs in 44 games.

At the same time, the Mariners were offensively competitive on the road with a .255 average and 61 home runs in 53 games away from home.

Things changed at home, starting with the trade of right fielder Ichiro Suzuki on the day the homestand began. The Mariners went on to average .261 during the 10 games while averaging 4.5 runs per game.

Manager Eric Wedge has been saying all year that he knew the hitters would start to click, to learn to make adjustments, to put their best feet forward, but he didn’t know when.

Maybe when is now.

"The ability to make an adjustment, people think about it from game-to-game, but it really needs to be at-bat-to-at-bat," Wedge said. "And eventually from pitch-to-pitch as these guys get further along.

"And they’re all moving, for the most part, in the right direction."

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