Mariners Game Recap: M’s Rally, but Come Up Short

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Apr 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Seth Smith (7) singles and drives in a run during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Smith Falls HR Short of Cycle

Seth Smith has been a key contributor on his new club over the first month of the 2015 season. Smith put together a fantastic game on Sunday afternoon, going 3 for 4 against the Astros. The veteran right fielder had a single, double and triple today, and finished just a home run shy of completing the cycle.

Eli Manning’s former backup at Ole Miss is hitting .276 with 1 home run and 6 RBI’s his debut season with the Mariners. His .379 on base percentage is impressive, and he may be the player asked to hit leadoff in wake of Austin Jackson’s ankle injury. Smith has bounced back and forth between designated hitter and right field this season, and he has shined in both spots.

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