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Can Seager and Smoak sustain their hot hitting?

By Brent Stecker

The Mariners are 8-5 over their last 13 games, and most of the credit is being directed to an offensive surge in July. And with good reason — as Shannon Drayer and Gary Hill pointed out on their respective blogs, the Mariners have been one of the top-hitting teams this month, ranking in the top three in six offensive categories among MLB teams since the end of June.

A pair of infielders have certainly had a big hand in the M’s rapid ascent into one of the league’s best-hitting teams. Third baseman Kyle Seager is in the midst of his third hitting streak of 12 games or more this season, and first baseman Justin Smoak has been an entirely different hitter since he returned from an injury last month.

As the team hits the All-Star break, what should be made of the play of Seager and Smoak? Is it sustainable? Danny O’Neil of “Brock and Danny” takes a closer look in the video below.