KANSAS CITY -- Kyle Seager's penchant for delivering timely hits has been well-chronicled as the Mariners third baseman leads the American League and was tied for the Major League lead in two-out RBIs with 33 going into Thursday's series finale with the Royals.
Through Wednesday, Seager ranked 11th in the AL in total RBIs with 58, while the next closest Mariners player was Justin Smoak with 38.
For Seager, the key clearly has been coming through in big situations. When he's come to the plate with no runners on, he's hit .201 (40-for-199). But with runners on, he's batting .312 (39-for-125). And with runners in scoring position, the number goes up to .361 (30-for-83).
"Unbelievable," manager Eric Wedge said. "He's been a clutch player for us. I think he thrives on those situations and that's half the battle. You've got to want to be up there in those situations. He's been big for us."