Mariners Close Out April With Win, Winning Record [VIDEO/PHOTOS]
The Seattle Mariners finally got some offense out of their much-maligned 5-9 batters and got another sterling performance from the arms in the bullpen en route to a 7-4 series-opening victory over the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park tonight (April 30).
With the win, the M's also finished the first month of the 2021 MLB season with a winning record by going 15-12.
Four Mariners each had two hits in the form of Mitch Haniger, Dylan Moore, J.P. Crawford and Tom Murphy. Haniger, Moor and Murphy all hit home runs as part of their outburst.
The Mariners bottom half of their batting order went 7-19 for the game which, thus far, has been sorely missing from their offense in 2021.
The Mariners went on to score a run in each of the first four innings, 5 out of the first 6 and 6 of the 8 innings they batted.
The bullpen was once again nails holding the Halos to just one run over the final 5 innings after stating pitcher Chris Flexen was knocked out after just four innings while surrendering 4 runs.
At 15-12 and turning the page on the calendar, Seattle has surprised some expectations thus far by being in second place in the American League West just 1 game behind the division leading Oakland A's.
Seattle plays game 2 of the 3-game set against the Angels tonight at 6:10 p.m. with LJay Newsome (1-0) making his first start of the year for the M's.