Mariners Game Recap: Slugging M’s fall to Dodgers in Extras

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Apr 13, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates with third baseman Kyle Seager (15) after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in an interleague game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners’ Ate their Wheaties this Morning

It was a remarkable night for the Mariners at the plate. Seattle clubbed four home runs during Monday’s game, however 3 of the 4 homers were of the solo variety. It is rare for a team to hit 4 big flies in a game, but it is even rarer to score just 5 runs after hitting 4 home runs.

Nelson Cruz has been on fire over the past 3 games. He has hit 4 home runs in his last 10 at bats, and has driven in 7 RBI’s. Fans were clamoring for more production from the Mariners’ cleanup hitter, and Cruz has delivered.

Kyle Seager is a prime time performer and he came through under the bright lights of Los Angeles on Monday night. Seags clubbed his 2nd home of the season tonight in the 4th inning. The Mariners’ third baseman also made an incredible diving stop at the hot corner to prove why he is amongst the best in the game defensively. It has been a painfully slow start to the season for Seager, but hopefully he is able to build off of tonight’s impressive performance.

Dustin Ackley hit out of the leadoff spot and got the start in center field tonight for Seattle in the series opener with the Trolley Dodgers. Ackley held his own in the field, and he produced yet another stand out performance at the plate. The AckAttack went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Monday night in Chavez Ravine. Ackley has been the best hitter in the M’s lineup this season, and he is currently hitting .353 on the season.

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