Mariners keep cashing in, win eight in row

The Seattle Mariners extended their winning streak to eight games with a victory over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night, raking in $679.53 for M’s backers wagering $100 on each game during this stretch.

Seattle, which is 48-52 for -0.99 units on the season, defeated Cleveland 4-3 thanks to a ninth-inning rundown that cleared runners at the corners and a strikeout to end the Tribe’s late-game threat.

The Mariners started this winning streak before the All-Star break, sweeping the rival Los Angeles Angles in three games. Since returning to play, Seattle has won three straight on the road against the Houston Astros and has won the first two meeting with Cleveland at home.

Overall, the M’s are 13-5 in their last 18 games going back to July 2. Seattle has jumped on the back of its bats in this span, averaging six runs per game – nearly two more than its season average – and hitting a collective .277 with 29 home runs in July.

The Mariners send left-hander Joe Saunders (9-8, 4.28 ERA) to the hill for the finale with Cleveland Wednesday. Oddsmakers have set Seattle as a -109 home favorite with the total at 8.5 runs.

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