Moore went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Reds on Thursday. Moore squared up on a second-inning Tyler Mahle offering for his second homer in as many games. The 27-year-old continues to display a penchant for making it count when he makes contact, as half of his 48 hits for the season have gone for extra bases in the form of 13 doubles, two triples and nine home runs.
Moore went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a win over the Reds on Tuesday. Moore continues to serve as a viable component of the Mariners offense as the season winds down, with Tuesday's solo blast pushing his September average to .259. While that figure isn't particularly remarkable, it's Moore's best in any month this season. Moreover, it's also helped distance him some from the dreaded Mendoza Line, around which Moore's average has frequently been hovering this season.
Moore went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Astros on Thursday. Moore made plenty of noise from the top of the order while generating his third multi-hit effort over the last five games. The 25-year-old utility man's bat has been an asset over that stretch, as he's gone 8-for-18 with three doubles, four walks, an RBI, three steals and three runs.
Moore went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday. Moore started his fourth straight game at shortstop in place of J.P. Crawford (hamstring) and registered the first multi-steal performance of his career. He had gone 33 straight games without stealing a base and is now 9-for-18 on theft attempts this season. Since taking over for Crawford as a starter, he has reached base in nine of 16 plate appearances.
Moore is expected to serve as the Mariners' primary shortstop with J.P. Crawford (hamstring) set to miss at least a week of action, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Manager Scott Servais suggested the Mariners could summon an additional middle infielder from the minor-league ranks to provide more coverage, but for now, Moore will be the next man up on the depth chart at shortstop. The rookie, who has slashed .207/.308/.394 with seven home runs and seven steals across 222 plate appearances this season, will bat seventh and start at shortstop in Sunday's series finale with the Rangers.