Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/17/12
There's no question that the Seattle Mariners are one of the lesser lights in the American League when it comes to scoring runs. Coming into this week, Seattle had scored 346 runs, just three more runs than the league's worst offense, the Oakland A's. But there are statistics inside statistics, and here's one: With the runs the Mariners scored Monday in a 9-4 win over the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium, Seattle has scored 229 runs on the road. That is the most runs any team in the league has scored away from its home park. The Yankees are second with 222 runs on the road. Why that should be is tough to say. The Mariners are the worst offensive team in its home park in the league, but they somehow do a Jekyll-and-Hyde thing when they go on the road and really muscle up. Manager Eric Wedge has been talking for a couple of months now about the need for his hitters to develop, but they clearly have developed on the road. What they need to do long-term is to bring tha...
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