Losing streak a test of Mariners' character

Losing streak a test of Mariners' character

SEATTLE -- These are the kinds of streaks not worth remembering.

Seattle's struggles reached a new low after Sunday's 3-1 loss to Texas, as the Mariners lost their season-high ninth consecutive game.

Manager Eric Wedge managed a Cleveland ballclub that went on an 11-game losing streak in 2009 and said his past experience helps in dealing with Seattle's current skid.

"I know it's going to get better," Wedge said. "I think anytime you've been through it before, it helps you the next time."

When the Mariners snapped a club record 30-inning scoreless stretch on Saturday, Wedge talked about how losing streaks are a time when you find out what the players are really all about.

"This is where you find out what kind of person you are and how you are going to make adjustments," said infielder Adam Kennedy. "We're just going through that with everybody right now."