The leadoff position has been an issue with the club ever since Ichiro Suzuki was dealt to New York in 2012.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t had much of a problem getting runners into scoring position. Getting them home has been a disaster.
Stephen Drew singled in the winning run in the 15th to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Mariners and back into first place in the AL East in a game that ended early Thursday morning.
Now in his 15th major league season, Aaron Harang still is looking for consistency. On Tuesday night he found it. The Seattle Mariners’ 35-year-old right-hander locked into a groove against the Houston Astros, matching a career low in yielding just two in a complete-game 4-0 shutout victory.
Kyle Seager’s first career grand slam was a historic one and gave Seattle a chance for an improbable victory. It also was one of the only clutch hits for the Mariners during a frustrating loss.
Nick Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 victory over the Padres.
Indians closer Chris Perez deleted his Twitter account following two rough outings, thanks to the Mariners.
Thomas Holmes of the Bleacher Report makes predictions on who’ll be suiting up for the Mariners next week.