The Seattle Mariners wrapped up a sweep of the Oakland A’s today in the Bay Area, and the club is now first in the AL West (the A’s are weirdly twice as good on the road than at home this season, perhaps owing to the fact that their stadium is a cavernous wind trap without adequate plumbing.) Seattle’s doing it with dingers this year, which is really timely since King Felix hasn’t been as dominant as he has been in years past.
Robinson Cano is leading the AL in dongers, but this Nelson Cruz blast should be worth two, you ask me.
That upper deck is way up there (you can see the camera lose track of the ball), and apparently, almost nobody lofts it that high.
Or hits it that fast.
The Mariners have the Astros and the Rays coming up, so they have a good chance to stretch their tiny division lead out a bit.