PEORIA, Ariz. -- Lloyd McClendon calls it the "the magic number" for his 2015 Mariners. Consistently score four runs a game, the skipper says, and good things will happen.
Of course, there's nothing really magical about it. The facts spoke loud and clear last season. With one of baseball's best pitching staffs holding up its end of the bargain, the Mariners were monsters when they put four or more on the board.