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By Gary Hill

• The Seattle Mariners are 11-6 since the All-Star break.

• Since the All-Star break the Mariners are seventh in MLB in runs scored with 75. The Yankees and Angels have compiled 76 each.

• The M’s have a 2.99 ERA since the All-Star break, which is fifth best in MLB.

• Their bullpen has a 3.22 ERA for the season, which is eighth best in baseball.

• The M’s lead MLB in fielding percentage for the season at .990.

• More importantly, they lead MLB in team UZR at 41.7 according to FanGraphs.

• Brendan Ryan leads all individual players in baseball with a UZR of 15.2.

• The M’s have given up the second most passed balls in baseball this year (13).

• Jesus Montero is fourth among AL rookies in homers and RBIs.

• Montero is batting .370 with six homers and 19 RBIs vs. lefties, but just .209 with four homers against righties. His OPS is 1.017 vs. LHP and .558 against RHP.

• John Jaso is batting .312 with five homers and 27 RBIs vs. RHP while .154 with zero homers and three RBIs against lefties.

• Jaso is hitting .280 as a starter and .357 as a sub.

• Felix Hernandez is second in MLB with 155 innings pitched while Jason Vargas is fifth with 146.

• Vargas has a season ERA of 3.23 if you take away a start in Arizona where he gave up 10 runs.

• Felix is tops in baseball in strikeouts with 153, which is two ahead of Stephen Strasburg.

• The M’s have the worst batting average against RHP in baseball at .229.

• The M’s have scored 52 runs against the Royals this year while batting .320.

• They have hit 11 homers vs. KC and the next highest total is eight against the A’s and Rangers.

• With his last save Tom Wilhelmsen jumped past Ted Power on the Mariners’ all-time saves list. He is tied with Matt Young for No. 23 with 14.