Edwin Encarnacion, Jay Bruce, Daniel Vogelbach, Ryon Healy and Mitch Haniger have all been blasting home run after home run for the Mariners during this great start through 14 games.
Last night, to tie the record, the Mariners were running out of time but the Mariners managed to keep the streak alive with one of the Mariners best hitters in Mitch Haniger. Mitch Haniger delivered the dramatic blow with two outs in the 9th inning when he launched the Mariners only home run of the game.
The home run in itself was impressive but this put the Mariners in the lead late in the game and extended Seattle’s win streak to five, and gave them a franchise-best 12-2 start to the season. It also extended Seattle’s streak of 14 straight games with a home run to open the season, tying the 2002 Indians for the MLB record.
The 2012 Texas Rangers and the 2018 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, are the only two other American League teams to ever start 12-2.
The Mariners have hit 35 homers on the season. Last night they tied the 2000 Cardinals for the most by any team in its first 14 games at 34 home runs.
Seattle has scored six or more runs in 12 of its first 14 games, the first team in the Majors to do that since 1908.
Today, against the Kansas City Royals, Dee Gordon helped the Mariners set the record with 15 consecutive home runs to start the seasons with a home run in all of their games.
Dee Gordon, the Mariner’s speedy second baseman, belted a solo home run in the sixth inning of today’s game vs. the Royals to set the record that surpassed the 14 straight games previously held by the 2002 Cleveland Indians.
The Seattle Mariners home runs leaders:
1)Jay Bruce – 7
2)Daniel Vogelbach – 5
3)Tim Beckham – 4
3)Edwin Encarnacion – 4
3)Domingo Santana – 4
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Stats came from mlb.com and SeattleTimes.com
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