Mariners Weekly Rundown: Tough Times have Returned to Seattle

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Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) looks as his helmet after it flew off his head while swinging at a pitch during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) looks as his helmet after it flew off his head while swinging at a pitch during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Dae-Ho Lee (10) and second baseman Robinson Cano (22) point at each other following a a three-run home run by Lee against the Texas Rangers scoring Cano and Nelson Cruz (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Dae-Ho Lee (10) and second baseman Robinson Cano (22) point at each other following a a three-run home run by Lee against the Texas Rangers scoring Cano and Nelson Cruz (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /

Cano Continues to Lead the Way for Seattle

Robinson Cano had yet another productive week at the plate for the Mariners. The star second baseman posted a .333 batting average with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 3 RBI across 7 games. Cano registered a .355 on base percentage and slugged .600 through 30 at bats. He also posted a less than stellar 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio.

It’s becoming clear that the 33-year-old is having an MVP type of season for the Mariners in 2016. Cano is slashing .292/.348/.577 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI through 62 games. This is a complete turnaround from last season, where he was hitting a measly .239 with 2 home runs and 19 RBI on June 12. Robbie is on pace to slug 30+ home runs and drive in over 100 runs for the first in a Mariner uniform.

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