Seager at center of offensive resurgence

Seager at center of offensive resurgence

DENVER -- Kyle Seager's blistering at-bats in two Interleague games against the Rockies were at the heart of the Mariners' offensive resurgence, pacing the club to a sweep of the two-game series and salvaging a .500 road trip out of a trip that began 1-4.

Seager was one of four Mariners to have three hits or more in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Rockies. Jean Segura had four, followed by Seager, Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia getting three hits each.

"It gets contagious," Seager said. "Look at Segura. He gets the ball rolling, and we can all feed off of that. He just needs to get four hits every game, and we'll be pretty good."

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Seager is especially potent against the Rockies. He hits them at a career .370 clip (17-for-46), with 13 runs, four homers, 14 RBIs, and five walks. His fifth-inning two-run double on Monday powered the game-winning rally for the Mariners, and he drove in four on Tuesday with a two-run homer in the second and a two-run double in the third, both off lefty Tyler Anderson.

"I just didn't have good command, so a lot of things were up in the zone," Anderson said. "I had a hard time. Just throw to the middle and hope for the best."

The Mariners got the best of Anderson and the Rockies to the tune of a season-high 19 hits and an uplifting end to what had started out looking like a dismal road trip.

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"Nobody likes losing, so anytime you win some games you feel good," Seager said. "We, as players, knew what we have in here, and we weren't going to stress."

Seager ended up 11-for-31 (.355) on the road trip with a homer and six RBIs. He is hitting .400 (6-for-15) during the three-game win streak.

"Kyle's been awesome," Servais said. "He really swung the bat with authority. He probably could have had four or five home runs on this road trip. Today, he finally got one over the fence. He's starting to heat up, and when he gets hot, usually they come in bunches."

Seager's 433-foot homer was the third longest since Statcast™ began tracking in 2015, and the Major League's second-longest "non-barreled" homer of the year.

"As a team, we've been swinging the bat pretty well over the past few days," Seager said. "We were able to put pressure on guys. It's definitely good when you see runs scored and you can breathe a little easier."

The emphatic win gave a dramatic turn to a challenging road trip, and the Mariners head home buoyed by their resilience.

"When you win a couple games, people start feeling better about themselves," Servais said. "They get caught up in the momentum, you start feeling better coming to the ballpark and you start getting that feeling that we're going to win tonight. We certainly didn't have that feeling for about a seven- or eight-game stretch there, it was really a struggle.

"You try to be calm, but you can only take it for so long. I said the other night in Boston that I thought we hit rock bottom. I certainly believe that, and we've turned it around ever since."

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver, who covered the Mariners on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.