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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 has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
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