Mariners vs. Royals: Raley wreaks havoc, Kirby K's the side, and Mariners find their mojo

The Mariner's win their second consecutive series against a surging Kansas City team, taking down the Royals in the rubber game
Kansas City Royals v Seattle Mariners
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Best Moment: Luke Raley breaks the home run trident

The Seattle Mariners are one of the best teams in baseball when the vibes are good. When the faces in the dugout are smiling, the bats start swinging and the team starts winning. Morale is a key part of any sport and it has a brilliantly positive effect on the Mariners especially. After hitting a home run in the second game of the series, Luke Raley found himself with a broken home run prop in the dugout.

The Mariners would go on to lose this game 4-2 but would bounce back the next day with their own 4-2 win. As mentioned earlier, Luke Raley has had a much better second month of the season and he's not alone. As a team, the Mariners had a .671 OPS (21st in MLB) in April and a .729 OPS (6th in MLB) in May, so it's clear that the lineup as a whole is starting to thaw out. The pitching has remained stellar and they've been able to shrug off rough starts.

This is the strongest start to a season the Mariners have had in a while and they currently remain atop one of the most competitive divisions in baseball. With some good luck and more good vibes, they might find themselves back in the postseason sooner rather than later.