Not a bad stopover in Georgia.
The Mariners completed a two-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 2-0 victory Tuesday behind a softly dominating performance by Hisashi Iwakuma, more good bullpen work and just enough offense.
That makes five straight victories for the Mariners who, at 31-28, are three games above .500 since they were 6-3 on April 11.
This was Iwakuma, 4-2, at his iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove best. He rolled through seven innings while limiting the Braves to six singles. He struck out seven and walked none before handing a two-run lead to the bullpen.
Yoervis Medina worked one-two-three eighth before Fernando Rodney closed out the shutout for his 16th save in 18 chances. The Mariners bullpen produced six scoreless innings in Tuesdays 7-5 comeback victory.
Atlanta starter Mike Minor, 2-4, yielded just one run and five hits through seven innings. He also matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts but trailed 1-0 when Luis Avilan took over to start the eighth.
The Mariners capitalize immediately.
Stefen Romero roped a one-out triple past a loping Jason Heyward into the right-center gap. After James Jones replaced Romero as a pinch runner, the Braves shortened their infield.