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No-hitter is no surprise: Mariners' bats are at the bottom in Major League Baseball

Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
Mariner Tom Murphy reacts after sticking out swinging against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means during the eighth inning on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Seattle. Means ended up pitching a no-hitter.

The Seattle Mariners are on the road for their next five games. They're in second place in the American League West, despite being on the losing end of a no-hitter on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. The M's bats are a problem right now. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

In this week's commentary, Art and Kirsten talk about the Mariners having the worst team batting average in MLB right now at .201. By comparison, the team with the best batting average, as of May 6, is Boston at .263. 

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Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.