The Seattle Mariners are a good team that is off to a bit of a rough start.
Through their first 13 games of the year, the team is 5-8.
But a 5-2 win at Wrigley Field over the Chicago Cubs could have them back on the right track.
Some fireworks took place on Wednesday as the Mariners pulled off a win to bounce back from their tough loss on Tuesday night, which saw them squander a 7-0 lead.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Mariners led the Cubs, 4-1.
On a 2-0 fastball from right-hander Julian Merryweather, Jarred Kelenic took a big swing and hit it out into the center field bleachers to make it a 5-1 game.
On Twitter, MLB posted a video of the home run.
Jarred Kelenic just hit one where very few have before. 😳 pic.twitter.com/dtd9h3KNot
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2023
The ball traveled pretty far.
482 feet to be exact.
It was Kelenic’s second hit of the day and third home run of the season.
It proved to be more than enough to back up a strong effort by starter Logan Gilbert, who gave the Mariners 6.2 innings and allowed just one run on four hits.
He also only walked one batter and struck out seven.
But the story of the game was Kelenic’s absolute moonshot out to deep center.
After the ball landed in the center field bleachers, Cubs fans continued their fun tradition of throwing the home run ball back out onto the field.
By then, the damage had already been done.
Kelenic had put the game out of reach and helped pave the way for a Mariners win.NEXT: Jarred Kelenic Appears To Be Heating Up After Must-See Blast