Mariners Surprising Offense Gives Fantasy Owners Early-Season Boost

Max Staley
Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox
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The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to the best start in baseball, and their dominance has taken many MLB fans by surprise. In fact, at 12-2, the Mariners are off to the best start in franchise history, and they've already broken some other MLB records.

The Mariners have hit a home run in 14 consecutive games, which ties the 2002 Cleveland Indians for the most consecutive games with a home run to start a season. Seattle has also hit 34 bombs total thus far, which ties it with the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals for the most home runs in MLB history through 14 games.

Even more impressively, the Mariners have tied the 1932 New York Yankees for the most runs scored through 14 games in MLB history, with 110.

That Yankees team featured legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri, so this is no small feat. The Mariners have been doing this thanks to some incredible power from players like Jay Bruce (seven home runs) and Domingo Santana (19 RBI). Edwin Encarnacion has also gotten off to an incredible start, hitting .333 with four home runs and 11 RBI thus far.

While the Mariners are likely going to slow down at some point, they have a chance to make more history if they continue swinging the bat this way.

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