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Originally published March 30, 2013 at 8:04 PM | Page modified March 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

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The Mariners have been historically bad offensively the past three seasons

In 2010, the Mariners scored fewer runs than any team in the majors since 1972, excluding strike-shortened seasons. The Mariners have had the lowest batting average in the majors each of the past three seasons and have ranked at the bottom in most offensive categories.

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2010

The Mariners were the worst offensive team in baseball — by a wide margin. Seattle scored 513 runs, the lowest team total in the major leagues since 1972, excluding strike-shortened seasons. The second-lowest scoring team in the American League scored 100 more runs than the Mariners.

Category   Overall (rank)   Home   Away
Runs 513 (30th) 239 274
Avg .236 (30th) 0.235 0.236
HR 101 (30th) 35 66

2011

The Mariners hit more home runs at home than they did on the road in 2011, but they were bad wherever they played. Again, Seattle was last in the majors in runs scored, batting average and most other offensive categories.

Category   Overall (rank)   Home   Away
Runs 556 (30th) 265 291
Avg .233 (30th) .222 .244
HR 109 (25th) 57 52

2012

The Mariners were still the worst in the majors in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. They hit with more power, however, with 149 home runs (including 93 on the road). Bottom line was only 619 runs, not the worst in baseball, but better than only three teams.

Category   Overall (rank)   Home   Away
Runs 619 (27th) 257 362
Avg .234 (30th) .220 .247
HR 149 (19th, tie) 56 93

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