Mariners manager Eric Wedge is convinced that Justin Smoak's September surge is not just a mirage, or a tease. Smoak hit .338 in September with five homers. He had a .414 on-base percentage and .584 slugging percentage. That's a .998 OPS -- star-quality stats. But it was just one month, and Smoak has had hot stretches before, only to be followed by long droughts.
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