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Mariners Swept By Nationals

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Rookie Kory Casto's pinch-hit, three-run homer
off the foul pole broke an eighth inning tie and led the Washington
Nationals to a 6-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
      The Nationals swept their first three-game series since last
September and handed the Mariners their seventh consecutive home
loss. It is the longest home losing streak for the Mariners since
they lost eight straight in 1996 at the Kingdome.
      Casto's first career homer came off reliever Mark Lowe (1-3).
Casto, who grew up in Salem, Ore., was 0-for-14 in his previous
five games. Washington recalled him June 3 from Triple-A Columbus.
      Reliever Jesus Colome (2-1) picked up the win. He threw two
innings of scoreless ball in the seventh and eighth.