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Seattle Mariners HEADLINES
Mariners now trail Oakland by one game with one game remaining
Change removes four earned runs from Felix Hernandez’s last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, lowering his ERA from 2.34 to 2.18. Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale leads the AL at 2.17.
Austin Jackson hustled down the first-base line and his final lunge toward the bag kept the Seattle Mariners in the AL wild-card chase heading into the final day of the season.
Los Angeles Angels still on top, with the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers rounding out the Top-5. Seattle Mariners drop two spots to 11th.
SEATTLE-The Seattle Mariners enter the final two games of the season with the one thing that has eluded them in recent years: hope.
SEATTLE-Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon spoke with his team after the game and informed them of news they of course already knew: After beating the Angels 4-3 on Friday at Safeco Field, the Mariners head into the final two games of their season with something to play for.
SEATTLE - The Angels know when and where they'll be opening the American League division series, but with two games left in the regular season, they still have no idea who they'll be playing.
Felix Hernandez won the Mariners’ 2014 award for pitcher of the year, Robinson Cano won the award for player of the year, and right-hander Chris Young won the Unsung Hero award.
Playing with their season on the line, the Seattle Mariners pounded out three home runs en route to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Seattle wins for second time in seven games. Now must win Saturday, Sunday vs. the division-champion Angles – and Oakland must lose those days at last-place Texas – for Seattle to force wild-card play-in game Monday in Seattle.
Logan Morrison cracked two homers and drove in four runs, helping the Seattle Mariners snap a five-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Morrison’s two homers help Mariners end five-game skid
TORONTO - The Mariners staved off elimination from playoff contention with a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays in their final regular-season road game. It snapped a five-game losing streak and kept their slim playoff dream alive.
First-round pick Alex Jackson picked as top prospect in Arizona Rookie League
One hour and 59 minutes -- that's how long it took the Toronto Blue Jays to beat the Seattle Mariners for a third day in a row.
Even the mathematical possibilities are beginning to fade.
TORONTO - Even the mathematical possibilities are fading.
Taijuan Walker delivers a marvelous performance, but Mariners’ late-season collapse continues.
Long reliever Tom Wilhelmsen plans to take his usual bullpen mind-set into his spot start Thursday in the Mariners’ road finale against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.
Dalton Pompey cracked his first major-league homer off former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Tuesday.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez matches career-worst by allowing eight earned runs as Mariners’ postseason hopes dim
Wilhelmsen looms as likely replacement for Young as starting pitcher for Thursday’s series finale against Blue Jays
Alternatives to Young include Wilhelmsen and Ramirez for Thursday’s series finale against Blue Jays
Canada native James Paxton allows nine runs in 22/3 innings in the loss to Toronto.
Jose Bautista went 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI as the Toronto Blue Jays played the role of spoiler Monday with a 14-4 drubbing of the Seattle Mariners.
Mariners notebook: Canadian-born James Paxton preparing to pitch in homeland for first time in seven years
Manager Lloyd McClendon’s alternatives are limited if he chooses to replace Chris Young in rotation
The leaks in the Seattle Mariners’ rotation keep growing. Sunday’s questions centered on Hisashi Iwakuma after another disappointing effort in a 8-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Jake Marisnick's three-run blast was the last of five Houston home runs, fueling a 10-1 takedown of playoff-hopeful Seattle in the second of three between the clubs.
The Houston Astros rocked Chris Young for four homers in three-plus innings and rolled to a 10-1 victory at Minute Maid Park.
With last week’s ranking
Even so, Ackley isn’t in Saturday’s lineup as a precaution after recent ankle injury
Mariners well-positioned in various scenarios...if they qualify
Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager hit three-run homers during a seven-run fourth inning, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 10-5 victory over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series.
Victory pulls Mariners to within one-half game of postseason slot
Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-1, in the finale of a four-game series.
And the Mariners fight on.
Walker has opportunity to put positive closing spin on a disappointing season
C.J. Wilson shut down the Mariners for seven innings and C.J. Cron hit a timely three-run homer, as the Los Angeles Angels became the second American League team to clinch their division with a 5-0 win over Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners fall to two games back of the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals in wild-card race with 11 games remaining
Rookie reliever Carson Smith didn’t join the Seattle Mariners until Sept. 1, but he’s quickly positioning himself as a prime candidate for any potential postseason roster.
Chris Taylor recorded two of Seattle's 14 hits and drove in three runs as the Mariners crushed the playoff-bound LA Angels of Anaheim, 13-2, on Tuesday.
Victory ends three-game skid and pulls Mariners to within one game of Kansas City in race for final postseason slot.
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon insists club isn’t ‘pressing,’ says ‘just going through a funk’
A fifth loss in six games drops Mariners to two games behind Kansas City for the final wild-card spot.
Albert Pujols hit a three-run double to help the LA Angels of Anaheim to an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series.
Ackley returns to the lineup; extra-inning problems are plaguing the Mariners.
Seattle Mariners have the best winning percentage on the road (.600) in the American League.
Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Bellarmine Prep graduate Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics took advantage of Fernando Rodney's wildness in the 10th inning to record a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a key late-season matchup from Safeco Field.
Oakland outlasted Felix Hernandez before capitalizing on Fernando Rodney’s inability to throw strikes for a 3-2 victory over Seattle in 10 innings.
Mariners notebook: Club record in hand, Fernando Rodney bids to become first Seattle reliever to lead league in saves
Dustin Ackley back on the bench because of sore ankle; Michael Saunders also gets a rest
James Paxton piled up eight strikeouts over six innings and the Seattle Mariners moved into a tie for the second wild card spot with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
McClendon rejects labeling weekend series against A’s as ‘must-win’
The Mariners muscled up with three homers Friday night and continued their postseason push with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland A’s at Safeco Field.
Angels stay at No. 1; Mariners dip to ninth.
The Seattle Mariners begin season-closing stretch of 17 games in 17 days on Friday in pursuit of first postseason berth since 2001
Jose Altuve recorded his 200th hit of the season and the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners, 5-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set.
This wasn’t a killer loss Wednesday night for the Mariners when they fell 5-2 to the Houston Astros at Safeco Field. Heck, two of the other three primary wild-card contenders also lost. But, brother, it’s hard not to see this as a lost opportunity.
Retiring commissioner recalls Ken Griffey Jr.’s idea for honoring Jackie Robinson
The 2-1 loss to Houston means the Mariners are a half-game behind AL Central co-leaders Detroit and Kansas City for the second wild card.
An MRI shows Ackley is once again battling bone spurs in his left ankle.
Mariners hold onto slender lead for American League’s final wild-card berth
Brad Miller hit a two-run triple in the eighth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros to open a three-game set.
The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
Seattle’s season starts at home for the first time since 2008; Chris Young staying in rotation, which is set through end of season; Dustin Ackley to undergo MRI; Michael Saunders activated from disabled list.
Pause for a moment in assessing what has to happen over the next three weeks for the Mariners to reach postseason for the first time in 13 years.
Loss forces Mariners to settle for 5-2 road trip; still hold lead for final wild-card spot
Ackley expects to be ready Monday, Saunders could also be activated from disabled list
Kendrys Morales knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 4-2 in a game that ended early Sunday morning.
Winning streak hits five after rain delays start of game by 3 hours, 13 minutes
Standings only a distraction for top-ranked Los Angeles Angels, says manager Mike Scioscia. Seattle Mariners hold on to their spot at No. 8.
Kendrys Morales hit a pair of two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers, 7-5, in the second of four games on Friday.
Four homers in support of Hisashi Iwakuma against the American League’s worst club with the league’s best bullpen in reserve. This should have been a cakewalk Friday night for the Mariners, right?
The surprise resignation Friday of Texas manager Ron Washington, which came four days after Houston fired Bo Porter, leaves Lloyd McClendon as the only black manager in the big leagues.
Meanwhile, down here between Big D and FW ...
Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with four RBI as the Seattle Mariners crushed the Texas Rangers, 10-2, in the opener of a four-game series.
Young to get at least one more turn in the rotation, will start Saturday against Texas
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez lasts eight innings, allows one run in 2-1 victory as he wins a post-August game for first time since 2011.
Young looks good in bullpen workout; Hart goes deep in first game back; Rodney at 41 saves and counting
Left-hander pitches into eighth inning, as Mariners keep pace with Tigers for final wild-card spot
Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners took a 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics in the second of a three-game set.
Taijuan Walker looms as likely replacement if Young deemed not ready to make next start
Chris Young fails to make it through five-run first inning in Mariners’ 6-1 loss at Oakland
Walker and Ramirez to pitch, at least initially, as long relievers; Saunders heading to Arizona to regain strength after viral infection
It didn't take long for Adam Dunn to give the Oakland Athletics' sputtering offense a much-needed boost.
The Mariners clubhouse got at lot more crowded Monday when seven players arrived from Triple-A Tacoma under rules that permit rosters to expand from 25 players to 40 players in September.
The Seattle Mariners suspended Jesus Montero for the rest of the season on Monday after he was involved in an altercation with a team scout last week.
Dustin Ackley hit a three-run home run in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 victory against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. It was his second homer in as many games and he is now one shy of his career high of 12 set in 2012.
Dustin Ackley’s three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Seattle Mariners the lead for good as they win 5-3 in the series finale against the Washington Nationals despite Bryce Harper’s two home runs.
Stephen Strasburg fired 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Technically, the Tacoma Rainiers lost on Saturday night in Fresno, but it might be more accurate to say they lost it in the afternoon. Scheduled starting pitcher Taijuan Walker was scratched hours before the game at the request of the Seattle Mariners so the Rainiers were forced to have a “bullpen day,” and Fresno picked up the 9-2 win.
Error on game’s first play set tone; Mariners have lost 11 in a row to Washington
As the schedule prepares to enter September, Mariners right-hander Chris Young is already navigating territory — pitching 150-plus innings — he hasn’t seen in seven years.
1. Los Angeles Angels (1): Luxury-tax concerns impeding Angels’ search to replace injured Garrett Richards with a proven starter.
A lot of Mariners minor league players have had solid seasons, but Patrick Kivlehan has been the most productive at all the levels he has played and is the favorite to win the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year
Wilson Ramos smacked a pair of solo homers and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 8-3, in the opener of a three-game set.
Washington also hits two homers against Beimel; Mariners had not allowed more than three in any previous game
Zduriencik says Montero won’t play again this season, scout Butch Baccala sent home
A Seattle Mariners official said Friday that first baseman Jesus Montero and a team scout exercised "bad judgment at nearly every stage" during a confrontation at a minor-league game.
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners have recalled outfielder James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
Eight-man unit is just shy of best ERA among AL clubs in the DH era
Club options pitcher James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma, temporarily, to clear space for Erasmo Ramirez
Seattle’s Erasmo Ramirez allows 10 runs, 9 hits in 12-4 loss to Texas Rangers
Robinson Cano homers as Seattle hasn’t dropped back-to-back games in more than month.
Endy Chavez drove in two runs while James Paxton and Danny Farquhar combined for a four-hit shutout as the Seattle Mariners grabbed a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers in the second of a three- game set.
While Erasmo Ramirez is recalled from the Tacoma Rainiers to pitch Wednesday, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre needles his former teammate Felix Hernandez about not starting.
The deal came together quickly Tuesday over lunch with club president Kevin Mather.
In the midst of their best season since 2007, the Seattle Mariners have awarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multi-year contract extension.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, who entered the season under some heat to produce a winner, received a multi-year contract extension Tuesday from the club.
Miles Mikolas pitched eight strong frames to help the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game set.
The Mariners announced they were backing up their rotation in a way that will buy ace Felix Hernandez a couple of extra days off.
Manager Lloyd McClendon has a simple guideline for adding players for the September stretch drive: “Guys who can help you win games.”
The Mariners got their sweep with an 8-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox by finding a way through the muck on a day when they did a lot of things wrong.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano left Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox due to dizziness.
Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer during a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Logan Morrison misses game due to stomach problems, forcing Lloyd McClendon to adjust lineup
Orioles, Nationals, Athletics and Royals round out John McGrath’s top five.
Former Red Sox star is a player-coach with Iowa, mentoring prized prospects Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler
Dustin Ackley’s three-run homer caps seven-run fourth inning that lifts Mariners to 7-3 victory over Red Sox
Just hours after their remarkable ninth-inning rally, the Mariners produced a seven-run fourth inning Saturday before riding a shutdown bullpen performance against Boston.
Victory enables Seattle Mariners to reclaim lead in battle for American League’s final wild-card berth after scoring all five runs with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3.
The playoff-hopeful Seattle Mariners stunned the Fenway Park faithful with five runs -- all with two outs -- in a ninth- inning rally that sent them to an improbable 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon says there will be no more rest days beyond scheduled off days as the Mariners head into their final 36 games, counting Friday, of the season.
Our breakdown shows the Mariners have a tougher challenge than other contenders.
Second baseman Robinson Cano will be part of a Major League all-star team that will head to Japan in November to play five games against that country’s national team in a renewal of the All-Star Series.
Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino earns most of Wednesday off after being getting hit by a pitch for an American League leading 14th time in Tuesday’s victory against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fourth-inning error leads to three unearned runs and results in left-hander James Paxton’s first career loss.
Iwakuma extends scoreless streak in NL parks in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over Phillies
Hisashi Iwakuma tossed eight shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Four days. That’s the maximum rest that manager Lloyd McClendon wants for his relievers in general but for veteran closer Fernando Rodney in particular.
Seattle, which considers itself a playoff contender, will need to quickly forget Monday’s lackluster offensive performance against struggling Philadelphia and a journeyman starter.
Andres Blanco hit a three-run homer, Jerome Williams tossed seven-plus solid innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Manager Lloyd McClendon adjusting rotation; Roenis Elias to be pushed back again, Hisashi Iwakuma will pitch final game against Red Sox
The Seattle Mariners recalled pitcher Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma to start Monday night's game in Philadelphia.
Chris Young authored another chapter in his remarkable comeback story Sunday by pitching six scoreless innings as the Mariners leaped back into postseason position with an 8-1 victory over Detroit.
Manager Lloyd McClendon ejected for something he says he didn’t say; says umpire Tony Randazzo cited previous conduct
Loss drops Mariners out of lead in race for American League’s final wild-card berth.
David Price tossed eight one-run innings and outdueled fellow former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 decision over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
1. Oakland Athletics (1): A’s treading water while double-play combination of Jed Lawrie and Nick Punto nurse aches and pains.
Seattle native Forrest Snow has come out of the Rainiers’ bullpen to show his starting stuff, and he’s being seen as a major league pitcher someday
Surging Mariners win for ninth time in 10 games, improve to 49-10 when they score four or more runs
The second wild-card spot in the American League now belongs to Seattle.
Any game involving Mariners ace Felix Hernandez against Detroit figures to be a marquee matchup inasmuch as the Tigers possess the past three pitchers to win the American League’s Cy Young Award.
Jackson says the switch to a new club was ‘not that tough of a transition’ after four-plus years with the Tigers
Kendrys Morales smacks a two-run homer in the first, and Hisashi Iwakuma makes it stand up with help from the bullpen
Hisashi Iwakuma tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Kendrys Morales smacked a two-run homer as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-0, to sweep a three-game set.
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