Seattle Mariners news from the weekend was good, as Kyle Seager hit two home runs to help give the team a series win over the Texas Rangers. On Sunday (April 27), Seager connected for a solo home run in the seventh inning and then a three-run homer in the eighth inning to help put the team ahead for good.
Thanks to an impressive outing from the bullpen, where five relievers combined to shut out the Rangers for 5 1/3 innings, the team was able to hold on to a 6-5 victory. Seager finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBIs and raised his batting average on the season to .228. Dropping him down in the batting order seems to have helped him find that swing again.
Over the last 9 games for Seager, he has posted a.367 which includes five home runs, eight runs scored, and 11 RBIs. The steady improvement of his bat in the lineup has helped the team win three of its last four games and suddenly they are starting to move back toward the top of the American League West. The team will certainly need him to keep hitting as they prepare to take on the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Oakland Athletics during a 10-game road trip.
Other bats in the lineup will also need to start heating up, as only one player on the 25-man roster is hitting higher than .242 this season. That one is Robinson Cano, who raised his batting average to .301 with a 2-for-4 day against the Rangers on Sunday. His power numbers haven't come around yet, but he is getting on base at a higher clip than he normally does. The next highest batting average belongs to Stephen Romero at .242 so far.
The next game for the Seattle Mariners is on Tuesday (April 29) when they open a three-game series against the New York Yankees at 4:05 p.m. PT.