Mariners win 14th in row, Rodríguez key hit to beat Rangers

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By SCHUYLER DIXON

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners won their 14th straight game when rookie All-Star Julio Rodríguez hit a two-run double and Ty France homered after joining him on the AL team to beat the Texas Rangers 6-2. The Mariners moved closer to the team record of 15 consecutive wins during their most recent playoff season in 2001, when they went 116-46.

The 14-game streak is the longest going into an All-Star break in major league history.

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Cal Raleigh’s two-run homer put the Mariners ahead for good in the fourth inning as they matched reigning World Series champion Atlanta’s June streak for the longest this season. St. Louis had a 17-game winning string last year.