Mariners Starting Season Strong

The Seattle Mariners are 9-5 to start the season. With help mainly from their bats, the M's have also not lost a series yet on the young season.

Center fielder Dee Gordon has made an impact early in the season, with a .322 batting average and already seven stolen bases. Second baseman Robinson Cano lets loose early as well and has been spraying hits all over the field. He starts the year with a .341 batting average, but more surprisingly 12 walks. Outfielder Mitch Haniger has come up in some tough spots in games so far, and has done nothing but come up clutch in big ways, such as his huge home run against the Oakland Athletics earlier this week to lift the team to the win, and series win as well. He leads the team with four home runs and 15 runs batted in. Closer Edwin Diaz leads the MLB in saves with seven and is the first Mariner since Kazuhiro Sasaki to have at least seven saves in the first 14 games of the season.

The Mariners took game one off of the Houston Astros yesterday 2-1 amidst a stellar starting pitching job by 'Big Maple' James Paxton. They look to take the next couple games, if not all three, against Houston in this 4-game series. The series with Houston will be a battle for second place in the AL West, as the Los Angeles Angels start off strong and lead the division, led by players Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.

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