The Seattle Mariners went 3-3 this week and are tied for third place in the American League West, just 1.5 games behind the Texas Rangers for top spot.
For the second consecutive week, the Seattle Mariners were a difficult team to predict. The M’s won two games at the start of the week to run their losing streak to 5 games. It was doom and gloom in the Emerald City, but Seattle ended the week winning 3 of 4 and sit just 2 games under .500 midway through April.
The week began with a pair of losses to the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. The M’s dropped the series opener 7-3, and they were laughed out of the stadium losing 8-0 on Tuesday night. However, Seattle won the series finale 4-2 thanks to a Dae-ho Lee walk-off two-run homer. Many fans in Seattle were ready to waive the white flag on the 2016 season, but the players in the Mariners clubhouse showed plenty of fight this past Wednesday.
The dramatic win over the Rangers on Wednesday gave the Mariners a much needed confidence boost, and they carried that momentum into their weekend series in New York against the Yankees. The M’s took the first two games of the set by a combined score of 10-3. Seattle fell 4-3 in the series finale on Sunday, but it was encouraging to see them play so well.
Overall, the Mariners went 3-3 this week and sit tied for third place in the American League West. Seattle scored an average of 3.33 runs per game, and allowed an average of 4 runs per game.
Now that we have covered how the team fared this week, it is time to focus on which Mariners stood out. We will begin by discussing Nelson Cruz, who had a very productive week at the plate for Seattle.
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