Found August 24, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Much of the Seattle Mariners' success in their attempted climb back to .500 can be credited to the rotation. The starting pitchers have gone 17-6 with a 2.59 ERA and 23 quality starts in the last 32 games. Felix Hernandez has won his last eight starts, including throwing the franchise's first perfect game. When Jason Vargas starts, the Mariners have won seven of the last eight times out, and the lefty has a 1.98 ERA in that stretch. Blake Beavan has gone 5-1 and has lowered his ERA by a full point since returning from the minor leagues. Hisashi Iwakuma, the former long man in the bullpen, has gone 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his last seven starts. However, it would be a mistake to overlook the relievers and the role they have had in the team's recent success, which has seen Seattle go an American League-best 25-13 since the All-Star break. The bullpen hasn't allowed a run in the last 14 2/3 innings since Aug. 18. Over a longer stretch, the relief corps has a 1.46 ER...
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