Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Coming off a 2-5 homestand that was troubling in the extreme, the Seattle Mariners were able to turn it around in a huge way on their just-completed road trip. Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Angels in Anaheim gave the Mariners a 5-4 road trip against two first-place clubs (the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox) and one second place team (the Los Angeles Angels). More significantly, the Mariners went 2-1 in Texas, the first series win for Seattle in Arlington since September 2010. And they went 2-1 in Anaheim, the first series win there for the Mariners since May 2010. On the seven-game homestand that led up to the winning trip, the Mariners struggled against the Rangers and the Angels, batting just .167 while averaging 3.0 runs per game and hitting just three homers. On the trip, more than Seattle doubled its run output, averaging 7.3 runs per game while hitting 14 homers. Kyle Seager drove in 10 runs, Justin Smoak drove in eight, and Michael Saunders hit safely in eight...
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