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While the motto of this weekend was “turn ahead the clock” the Mariners said the future is now as they eviscerated the Kansas City Royals in 3 games just after they swept the woebegone Baltimore Orioles earlier in the week. In 7 games the Mainers have won all 7, this shakes off the funk that the M’s were in after facing two of baseball’s best in the Red Sox and Yankees. The M’s are now just a ½ game back from the Astros for the lead in the American League West. The M’s are full of confidence and knocking on the door of relevancy as we near the ½ way mark of the season.
Jun 29 vs Kansas City W 4 – 1
Marco Gonzales earned a complete game 1 run victory on Friday night. Marco struck out 7 and allowed just 1 run in 9 innings. The former Gonzaga Bulldog earned his 8th win on the season earning his stripes on the way to a double-digit victory season.
Mitch Haniger would earn his 17th homer and 60th RBI as he begins to enter the All-Star discussion.
— #SendSegura (@Mariners) June 30, 2018
Jun 30 vs Kansas City W 6 – 4
KC would jump on King Felix Hernandez quick on #TurnAheadTheClock night. A Mike Moustakas 3 run homer would put the M’s in a bind. But the King would settle in and the offense would light up to secure the victory on Saturday night. The king would get 5 K’s with just 1 walk to give the M’s a chance at a win.
Mitch Haniger would make waves with an RBI double to score Jean Segura in the 1st inning and he would score in the 3rd on a Denard Span RBI Double. Ryon Healy would continue to prove his worth after an abysmal start to the season. Healy slammed a 435 foot 2 run homer in the 2nd and nocked in another BI in the 3rd to put the game out of reach for the Royals.
— #SendSegura (@Mariners) July 1, 2018
Jul 1 vs Kansas City W 1 – 0
James Paxton put the “BIG” in Big Maple on Sunday as he struck out 11 and allowed just 4 baserunners in 8 innings of shutout baseball. The Canadian was untouchable and needed to be as the Mariners would score just 1 run in the 2nd inning on a Ben Gamel RBI single.
The Canadian would at one point put down 7 straight on Canada Day—as well as his own bobblehead giveaway day.
— #SendSegura (@Mariners) July 2, 2018