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Video: Mariners’ Franklin Gutierrez hits 473-foot blast vs Reds

May 21, 2016, 3:10 PM | Updated: 4:33 pm

If you didn’t remember any of Franklin Gutierrez’s home runs this season entering Saturday, it’s understandable. He only had one, and it wasn’t particularly spectacular. His second of the season, which he crushed in Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Reds, though – yeah, you’re going to remember that one for a while.

Gutierrez jumped all over a dead-red fastball from Reds southpaw John Lamb in the fourth inning, and the result was a 473-foot blast that is second only to Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton for the longest homer of the 2016 MLB season.

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Perhaps nobody on the Mariners roster could have used a homer like that more than Gutierrez. The 33-year-old outfielder came into the game with a .176 average and had yet to look all that comfortable in his platoon with Seth Smith. The really good news: he followed up the home run with a single in his next at-bat.

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Video: Mariners’ Franklin Gutierrez hits 473-foot blast vs Reds