Will Brennan homers twice in Guardians 6-3 win over Mariners

Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Guardians
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When it comes to members of the Cleveland Guardians, one would expect to hit a home run in a game, there are a few names that usually make the rounds. Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor instantly come to mind, but Will Brennan, not so much. Even though he is probably not even close to the top five in most people's lists, that did not stop Brennan from accomplishing something for the first time in his major league career.

Brennan would hit two home runs in Cleveland's 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners Thursday afternoon, the most home runs he has hit in a single game up to this point in the majors. The first home run came at a crucial time early in the game, as the Guardians were trailing 2-1 in the 2nd, and his solo shot to right-center tied the game.

The second home run would come in a less dramatic part of the game, as he would again hit one over the fence in right-center giving Cleveland a three-run lead in the 8th inning.

This second long ball off the bat of Brennan was also a solo homer and would provide Guardians' closer Emmanuel Clase more than enough cushion to take care of business in the 9th inning, as he retired the side in order to preserve the 6-3 win.

It seemed early on that the Guardians were going to be in trouble. Logan Allen gave up two runs in the 1st inning via a two-run home run off the bat of Dylan Moore. This was not the start that Allen would have liked to have gotten off to, appearing as an ominous sign of things to come. The good news is that Allen settled in, allowing just one more run over his next 5 innings and giving the Guardians bats a chance to get back in the game.

This victory secured a season series win over the Mariners, as the two clubs split the four-game series back in Seattle early in the year. More importantly, it provides the Guardians with a 6.5-game cushion in the American League Central division. This will be very important, considering their next 10 games are against Toronto (3), Baltimore (3), and Kansas City (4), with the latter two series being on the road. Having that extra buffer will be useful should there be a setback of some sort during that span and hopefully prevent a massive gap closure by either the Royals or Twins.