The amazing and slugging Mariners set the Major League record for home runs in 15 consecutive games to start the season

The sailors won again on Wednesday Night to improve to 12-2. Wednesday's game, like all Mariners who played this season, included a home run from Seattle. It was Mitch Haniger hurting:

Hangier's home run made 14 consecutive games with a home run for the Mariners, tying the MLB record for a team to start the season. Seattle did not waste time breaking the record when Dee Gordon opened Thursday's game in Kansas City by going to the bottom:

The Mariners lead the majors in homers. Yes, they played 15 games, but the A's played 16 and several teams played 13. In addition, the Mariners also entered on Thursday with a slugging percentage of .558, leader in the league. The 7.86 runs per game for the Mariners are also top by a wide margin.

It has been a group effort. Jay Bruce has seven homers, but Dan Vogelbach has five (in just 26 at-bats, compared to Bruce's 49). Edwin Encarnación, Domingo Santana and Tim Beckham have four each. Ryon Healy and Haniger have three, while Omar Narváez has two.

Gordon's homer was the first of his season (and only his 16th in 866 career MLB games) and gave the Mariners a new place in the record books:

Most consecutive games with home runs to start the season.

(source: game index)

  1. 2019 Mariners, 15 games
  2. 2002 Indians, 14 games
  3. 2017 Tigers, 13
  4. 1954 puppies, 13
  5. 2013 Mets, 12
    2007 Devil Rays, 12
    2001 Diamondbacks, 12
    1997 Rockies, 12
    1986 Reds, 12

We'll see how long the Mariners of 2019 can keep home runs and victories.

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