Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/6/13
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After making an immediate impact in his return to the lineup, Michael Saunders will try to help the Seattle Mariners add to their dominance over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Before a 4-2 victory in the series opener Friday, Saunders was limited to coming off the bench after his right middle fingernail was spiked on a pickoff play in a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs a week earlier. The time off proved beneficial for Saunders as he hit his first home run since May 4 and drove in a pair of runs while helping end the Reds' three-game win streak. He had four RBIs in his previous 48 games. "You don't realize how much you need something so small until you hurt it," Saunders told the team's website. "To hurt my fingertip, it doesn't sound like anything that would cause too much trouble. But with what we do, our hands are everything, and it's made me realize how important your fingernail or fingertip really is." The Mariners (38-48) are 3-1 on a six-game road trip after dropping nine of 1...
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