Cal Raleigh Homers and does something on Saturday that no Mariners Catcher has done in almost 30 years

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Saturday night at Coors Field. The win moved the Mariners to an even .500 at 10-10 and effectively moved them into a tie for first place in the American League West.

It was 33 degrees on the first pitch, marking the second coldest game in Mariners history, but that wasn’t the only history made.

Per @MarinersPR on social media:

Cal Raleigh is the first @Mariners catcher to record four hits and reach base five times in a game since Dan Wilson on June 11, 1996 in Minnesota.

Raleigh had the four hits, including a home run, and a walk to pace the offense. He was joined by Julio Rodriguez who scored four goals in the win.

With the big day, Raleigh is now hitting .263 with four home runs and eight RBI this season. After leading the league in home runs last season, he’s a big part of the M’s offense and it’s nice to see him get going. Rodriguez, who also started slowly and has yet to hit a home run, is now hitting .256 after his big day.

On the hill. Luis Castillo delivered his best start of the year, going 7.0 innings and nine strikeouts. He allowed only two hits, one of which was on a pop-up that Ty France lost in the snow.

The Mariners and Rockies play a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The first pitch of Game 1 is 3:10 PM ET. George Kirby gets the ball in there as Emerson Hancock pitches in Game 2.

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