Kyle Seager #15
The recent surge by the Seattle Mariners is partly responsible because of the exceptional play of veteran third baseman Kyle Seager. It was Seager’s third inning go-ahead double that broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the third for a 2-1 Mariners lead. Fast forward to the situation in the sixth inning…Seager at the plate, bases loaded, one out, the score is 4-1 Mariners, lefty/lefty (pitcher/hitter) matchup, and the 1-2 offering from Oakland A’s pitcher Daniel Coulombe is lined into the gap in right-center field for a double, scoring all three base runners, extending the Mariners lead to 7-1. Seager finished the game 2-for-5, two doubles, run, and four RBIs. The Mariners went on to win the road game at the Oakland Coliseum by the score of 8-4.
FACT: Seager now has 31 doubles this season, the fourth season in a row he’s hit at least 30 doubles and 20 home runs. He’s the seventh Mariners player in history to cross both thresholds at least four times, joining Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Raul Ibanez, and Alex Rodriguez.