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Relief pitchers among the reasons for Mariners better-than-expected start in 2021. Will it last?

Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
Seattle Mariners pitcher Drew Steckenrider throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning on July 9, 2021, in Seattle. Steckenrider was the winning pitcher and the Mariners won 7-3.

The Seattle Mariners begin the second half of their season with a weekend series against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif. So far, the Mariners have done better than expected – but will it continue? KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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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.