It’s debatable whether the Seattle Mariners are playing better baseball now than they were when they recently dropped six straight games at Safeco Field.
But with Saturday night’s 3-1 victory, the Mariners (62-73) have now won three straight games. That they came against the hapless Houston Astros (44-91) is not surprising. They should win these games.
Seattle scored three runs in the first inning, got a fair to decent outing from starter Joe Saunders, weathered a few fielding mistakes with a couple of nice plays and hung onto to win.
Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge wasn’t exactly gleeful postgame when talking …