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By Eric Umphrey

What to expect from the Mariners the rest of the way


SEATTLE—It was fun while it lasted. After getting off to a 13-2 start to the season, the Seattle Mariners have hit a wall.

They are now in last place in the American League West division after finishing May with a 7-21 record. The offense continues to hit home runs and average five runs per game. However, the pitching staff is giving up six runs per game. The starting pitching ranks 24th out of 30 teams and the bullpen ranks 28th.

Expect a lot of trades from now until the July 31st trade deadline. Jay Bruce was traded to the Philadel- phia Phillies on Sunday for minor league prospect Jake...

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