Mariners vs. Athletics: Garver gets big, Woo makes franchise history, and the offense heats up early

The Mariners win their third series in a row against divisional opponents, albeit not by much, doing just enough to get the series win against the Athletics
Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics
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Best Moment: Mariners put up three runs in the third inning of the first game

After the first game of the series, it wasn't apparent just how anemic the offense would end up being. To start the scoring, the Mariners saw four doubles hit by J.P. Crawford, Josh Rojas, Ty France, and Luke Raley to bring in three runs. It was an absolute onslaught and some of the best hitting momentum we've seen this month.

Of course, things slowed down and Seattle wouldn't score more than one run in an inning for the remainder of their time in Oakland. The team will be heading to Kansas City to take on the Royals in a three-game series and while they sit atop the AL West with a 36-28 record, it's clear there are some problems to fix before they start to have real championship equity. Of all the current MLB division leaders, the Mariners have the lowest winning percentage at 56.3%.