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Resurgent clubs square off as Mariners visit Giants

Two of the hottest teams in baseball are set to meet in an interleague series starting Tuesday.

Who would've guessed it would be between the Seattle Mariners and the host San Francisco Giants?

Three weeks ago, on Aug. 17, the Mariners were 7-17, a half-game ahead of Boston for the worst record in the American League. The Giants were 8-16, a game above Pittsburgh, which was in the National League cellar.

Times have changed.

The Mariners have the longest current winning streak in the majors at six games and have won 11 of 14 to improve to 19-22, just two games back of second-place Houston in the AL West as well as two games behind the New York Yankees for the final AL wild-card playoff berth with 19 games remaining.