Seattle Mariners Newsletter


Mariners waste chance to grab Wild Card lead with 10-1 loss to Astros

The Houston Astros rocked Chris Young for four homers in three-plus innings and rolled to a 10-1 victory at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Chris Young (53) waits for a new ball after giving up a two-run home run to Houston Astros' Alex Presley, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Houston.

John McGrath’s Major League Baseball rankings

With last week’s ranking

Mariners notebook: Dustin Ackley puts the squeeze on Minute Maid

Even so, Ackley isn’t in Saturday’s lineup as a precaution after recent ankle injury

Mariners left-fielder Dustin Ackley rounds the bases behind Astros’ third baseman Matt Dominguez after blasting one of his two home runs Friday night in Houston. Ackley broke out of a 2-for-16 skid with the two homers, a walk and three runs scored as the Mariners won 10-5.

Mariners notebook: Breaking down the Wild Card tiebreaker possibilities

Mariners well-positioned in various scenarios...if they qualify

Zunino’s towering three-run homer keys Mariners in 10-5 victory over Astros

Victory pulls Mariners to within one-half game of postseason slot

Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson, left, scores behind Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro on a Robinson Cano single in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Houston.