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Seattle Mariners HEADLINES
Jason Bay sat in the visitors dugout in Yankee Stadium with his Mariners uniform on, talking about the Mets.
Michael Morse clubbed a solo homer to help lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Aaron Harang has been scratched from Thursday's starting assignment versus the New York Yankees with lower back stiffness.
Raul Ibanez hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning Wednesday to send the Seattle Mariners to a comfortable 12-2 win over the New York Yankees in the Bronx.
Tuesdays sixth inning brought on one of the Mariners worst nightmares: a grimace on Felix Hernandezs face.
NEW YORK — Raul Ibañez won’t be bothered with the pressure of playing in a big market.
NEW YORK — There was $336 million worth of starting pitching on the mound Tuesday in the Bronx.
Robinson Cano and Lyle Overbay each drove in two runs and spurred a seventh-inning rally that lifted the New York Yankees to a 4-3 triumph over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game series.
It’s been almost a year and a half and some 200 big-league games since the Seattle Mariners traded young pitching stud Michael Pineda and Class A pitching prospect Jose Campos to the New York Yankees in exchange for Jesus Montero — the Yankees’ top hitting prospect — and pitcher Hector Noesi.
The Seattle Mariners made a lineup shift Sunday that may remain.
As the Seattle Mariners approach the quarter mark of the 2013 season, we can deduce this much about their everyday lineup: It’s better, and way more fun to watch, when Michael Saunders is batting leadoff.
Perhaps Joe Saunders can wear his home uniform under his road uniform next time he pitches away from Safeco Field.
No place like Safeco for Saunders as Seattle Mariners beat Oakland Athletics 6-1; Starting pitcher's home record now 3-0
After another 6ª stout innings in his home park Sunday during the Seattle Mariners 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics, Joe Saunders home record is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA. His road mark is 0-4 with a 12.54 ERA. He cant explain the difference.
The Seattle Mariners squandered scoring chances in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings Saturday, and suffered a 4-3 loss to the Oakland As on a picturesque night Safeco Field with a crowd of 30,089 waiting in anticipation.
The hottest hitter in the Mariners’ farm system is a player who very few fans have heard of — but that doesn’t mean he’s not a prospect.
This time when he travels to New York, Felix Hernandez hopes he wont have to answer the same old questions.
Brandon Moss' leadoff homer in the sixth proved to be the difference, as the Oakland Athletics held off the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, on Saturday in the middle test of a three-game series at Safeco Field.
The double-rock and double-leg kick continue to be double trouble for opponents. Hisashi Iwakuma moved to 4-1 thanks to another potent outing and a three-run homer from Raul Ibañez in the Seattle Mariners 6-3 win over the sinking Oakland Athletics on Friday night at Safeco Field.
It has been a long two days for major league umpires. Back-to-back botched calls on Wednesday and Thursday led to the rare step of Major League Baseball handing out multiple fines and one suspension to an umpire crew.
Raul Ibanez smashed a three-run home run and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 6-3, in the opener of a three-game series.
Jason Bay stood on the infield grass of PNC Park looking at the breathtaking backdrop behind the outfield wall the re-invented skyline of Pittsburghs downtown rising from behind the Allegheny River with the Roberto Clemente Bridge seemingly connecting it all.
Michael Saunders makes a difference to the Mariners every day. Wednesdays 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park was a prime example how he has helped since his April 29 return from the disabled list.
Jesus Montero summed up the Seattle Mariners 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park succinctly. Thats crazy whats happening, he said. (Felix Hernandez) pitches. I hit a homer. He wins. Unbelievable.
PITTSBURGH — A quick little piece of trivia: Prior to Tuesday’s game, the Mariners last played at PNC Park on June 20, 2004. Seattle prevailed in that game, 5-4.
Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored and Garret Jones added a two run homer as as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Seattle Mariners, 4-1, in the opener of a brief two-game set at PNC Park
PITTSBURGH – Dustin Ackley wasn’t trying to be profound. In fact, he was pretty matter of fact in the statement. Then again, it takes a lot to get Ackley emotional about anything.
Three innings of shutout relief preserved the win Sunday for starter Jimmy Gillheeney as the Tacoma Rainiers scored a 6-5 victory over the Reno Aces — their 11th win in the last 12 games.
TORONTO — Both were losses in which the Mariners allowed 10 runs, starter Joe Saunders looked dismal on the mound and winning was unlikely from about the fourth inning on.
Betting on baseball is a sure way to lose money.
It’s not hard to find Stefen Romero’s name in the statistics from Oregon State’s 2010 baseball season. It’s at or near the top in multiple categories.
TORONTO They were both losses in which the Mariners gave up 10 runs, starter Joe Saunders looked dismal, and winning was unlikely from the fourth inning on. But the mood after each couldnt have been more different.
The Seattle Mariners win streak ended at three games with a thud Sunday. Starting pitcher Joe Saunders continued to struggle away from Safeco Field, the Mariners failed to come up with hits and Toronto fans didnt feel the need to boo their team for the first time in a while. It all added up to a 10-2 Mariners loss.
Mark DeRosa went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and Brandon Morrow lasted eight strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game series sweep to the Seattle Mariners with a 10-2 victory over Sunday at Rogers Centre.
Two pretty rare events have happened involving Tacoma baseball this past week: a double-digit win streak and a midseason managerial change.
Its been a slow but somewhat steady climb out of slumpsville for Dustin Ackley. The Mariners talented second baseman and projected franchise cornerstone struggled badly to start this season.
With an 8-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Rogers Centre, the Seattle Mariners have won seven of nine games since a brutal road trip to Texas to inch closer to .500 with a 15-17 record.
TORONTO Felix Hernandez is on one of those dominant runs again the ones where opposing batters probably feel like they are wasting their time the moment they step into the batters box.
TORONTO Tacoma Rainiers skipper Daren Brown hadnt even officially spent a game as the Seattle Mariners third base coach before he was sticking up for third base coaches everywhere.
Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer and Felix Hernandez shined over eight scoreless frames as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-0, Friday in the first of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.
Five hours before the first pitch Thursday night at Cheney Stadium, the rooms adjacent to the Rainiers’ clubhouse reflected the vagabond nature of pro-baseball lifers.
Five hours before the first pitch Thursday night at Cheney Stadium, the rooms adjacent to the Rainiers clubhouse reflected the vagabond nature of pro-baseball lifers.
Carter Capps feels guilty, and he really shouldnt. There have nights during this season when, because of his prior workload, he wasnt available to pitch no matter what the score.
Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored as the Seattle Mariners captured an 8-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to take the rubber match of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
Aaron Harang and the Mariners cruised to a series-clinching 8-3 win over Baltimore on Wednesday at a chilly Safeco Field, capping a 5-2 homestand.
The Mariners sent right-handed pitcher Blake Beavan down to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge on Wednesday.
The Mariners’ outfield shuffle continues.
The words “smallest crowd in Safeco Field history” shouldn’t faze me anymore. It’s one of those phrases involving the Mariners that are Muzak to the ears, as familiar as manager Eric Wedge’s laments about runners stranded in scoring position and the tightness in Franklin Gutierrez’s hamstrings.
Rookie Brandon Maurer appeared to be past the kind of start he had Tuesday night.
Nate McLouth hit a solo home run and Jason Hammel picked up his fourth win of the season -- all of which have come on the road -- as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Seattle Mariners, 7-2, Tuesday in the middle test of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
There was no reason to wait. If Michael Saunders was healthy enough to be activated off the 15-day disabled list, then he was going to be back in the starting lineup immediately.
In the midst of saying “It was just a bad day” several times following his previous start in Houston — a forgettable eight-run, 11-hit outing — Joe Saunders also said that he would “go get ’em next time.”
Joe Saunders allowed just two runs on four hits to record his eighth career complete game, as the Seattle Mariners bested the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2, on Monday in the opener of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and optioned outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Tacoma.
Michael Morse was pretty certain he hit the ball well enough to be a home run, something the Mariners sorely needed. When it cleared the wall, he let out a scream and violently pumped his fist.
Josh Hamilton’s abominable April inched closer to its finish Sunday at Safeco Field, where the veteran outfielder looked less like the prize acquisition of baseball’s 2013 free-agent class than a desperate hacker in need of a swing coach.
On Sunday thanks to late solo home runs from Jason Bay and Michael Morse, and the outstanding pitching of Hisashi Iwakuma the Mariners capped a bounce-back series by beating the Los Angeles Angels, a team with a $128 million payroll, for the third time in four games.
Michael Morse crushed a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field.
The Mariners held a team meeting before Saturday’s game so third base coach Jeff Datz could inform the team he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Once again, the Seattle Mariners were bedeviled by the final 90 feet between third base and home plate for much of Saturday evening.
The Mariners held a team meeting before Saturdays game so third base coach Jeff Datz could inform the team he has been diagnosed with cancer.
In his 10-year career, Jason Bay has been written into the starting lineup 1,178 times. But never once in all those games with the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets was his name ever atop the batting order at the leadoff spot.
When the Seattle Mariners acquired Aaron Harang, they believed they were getting a capable starting pitcher who would give them consistency and quality innings at the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
Mark Trumbo and Hank Conger each cranked two- run home runs as the LA Angels of Anaheim took the second test of a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners with a 6-3 win on Friday night.
Eric Wedge, who is as weary of watching the Mariners’ punchless bats as the rest of us, made a lineup change the other day. The world sustained its orbit around the sun — the stock market didn’t tumble 2,000 points in 20 minutes — but the manager’s maneuver is more substantial than it looks.
A couple of Seattle Mariners who already have had their ups and downs in relatively short Major League careers were up way up on Thursday. Carlos Peguero hit the third-longest home run in Safeco Field history, and Brandon Maurer picked up his second career win as the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-0.
One flicker of light from the Mariners 1-5 trip came from second baseman Dustin Ackley, who went 9-for-22 (.409) with two doubles.
Brandon Maurer struck out six over 6 1/3 stellar innings, as the Seattle Mariners downed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 6-0, on Thursday in the opener of a four-game set at Safeco Field.
HOUSTON Robert Andino getting a start on the Wednesday game wasnt much of a surprise. Brendan Ryan started the previous two games and continued to struggle at the plate.
HOUSTON Eric Wedge sat at his desk quietly waiting for the media. His hat was off and his face was red but not because of a sunburn. No, this was a shade of red with a little purple mixed in that came from the frustration of watching the Seattle Mariners lose again.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge made a curious announcement this morning. After being asked about Robert Andino being in the line-up and the possibility of getting some contributions from him offensively, Wedge casually mentioned that Andino will be staying in the line-up.
HOUSTON — There isn’t much drama when something is expected.
HOUSTON — The numbers are simple and unflattering.
Marwin Gonzalez homered and the Astros bullpen allowed just one hit over four innings as Houston downed the Seattle Mariners, 3-2, on Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right hamstring.
HOUSTON — The hope that Franklin Gutierrez would play back-to-back games to start this series was dashed Monday when he couldn’t finish the first game.
It took more starts than he wanted, but Felix Hernandez finally got his 100th career win.
The Seattle Mariners finally scored some runs and helped Felix Hernandez pick up his 100th career win.
ArLINGTON, Texas — While the rest of his Mariners teammates struggle and flail, Kyle Seager has been the lone bright spot during a dreary stretch of offensive ineptitude.
Perhaps the best thing to be said of the three-game series with the Texas Rangers is that its mercifully over.
ARLINGTON, Texas — The information made Eric Wedge chuckle a little. And he hasn’t had much to make him smile in the past few days, not the way his team has been playing.
When Carlos Triunfel hit for the cycle on Wednesday night against Fresno, he became the first player to do it at Cheney Stadium since 1997.
ARLINGTON, Texas For the past week, Eric Wedge has stubbornly maintained his belief in the offensive potential of his team. Even before Saturdays 5-0 loss to the Texas Rangers, he was adamant about what this team can do at the plate.
ARLINGTON, Texas — No offense to Nick Tepesch, but the Seattle Mariners will be glad to see him starting on the pitcher’s mound today.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS No offense to Nick Tepesch, but the Seattle Mariners will be glad to see him starting on the pitchers mound Saturday.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS Batting practice never felt so good. Michael Saunders, who has spent the past week on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, took batting practice early Friday afternoon. It was a small step in his recovery, but an important one.
Yu Darvish tossed seven scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners, 7-0, in the opener of a three- game series.
Seattle – The Mariners’ first homestand at reconfigured Safeco Field ended Thursday without the shorter dimensions making a major impression on the club’s offensive numbers, or on manager Eric Wedge.
Tom Wilhelmsen realized his relief work wasn’t finished Thursday after watching Endy Chavez make a sprawling catch in center field. The Seattle Mariners still needed one more out to seal their 2-0 victory over Detroit, and if there’s a theme to the Mariners’ 2013 season, it’s that nothing comes easy.
The Mariners first homestand at reconfigured Safeco Field ended Thursday without the shorter dimensions making a major impression on the clubs offensive numbers, or on manager Eric Wedge.
A pitchers duel was expected Thursday at Safeco Field, and a pitchers duel was provided. In the end, three Seattle Mariners pitchers combined to beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, in Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners have recalled pitcher Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned pitcher Bobby LaFromboise to the minor league club.
Stephen Pryor was in the Mariners clubhouse Wednesday with his right arm in a sling.
Bryan Pena pushed the go-ahead run across and Prince Fielder kept the lead in tact by gunning out Justin Smoak at the plate, as the Detroit Tigers came away with a 2-1 victory in marathon 14-inning pitchers duel at Safeco Field.
The merits of wins as a viable statistic to measure a pitchers value can be debatable. As antiquated of a measure as it may be, either Detroits Max Scherzer or Seattles Felix Hernandez deserved to get a win on Wednesday.
It was a little easier for Eric Wedge when he sat down to write out the Mariners’ starting lineup before Tuesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are now in the television business.
Anyway you look at it – by traditional baseball statistics or sabermetrics – the decision to trade Doug Fister to Detroit in the middle of the 2011 season was a mistake by the Mariners.
Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBI, as the Detroit Tigers rolled over the Seattle Mariners, 6-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
Mariners take control of ROOT Sports NW with formation of regional sports network in partnership with DirecTV
The Mariners announced they have formed a new regional sports network in partnership with DirecTV Sports Networks. Basically, the Mariners bought the majority stake in the current ROOT Sports network. While the Mariners own the entity, it will be operated daily by DirecTV Sports networks the minority partner under the ROOT Sports Northwest brand.
The change had to be changed. After nine games and 33 plate appearances, Dustin Ackley looked at what he was trying to do at the plate and made the decision to try something different. What he was doing simply wasn’t working.
Seattle Mariners reliever Stephen Pryor has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his right latissimus dorsi muscle.
After 14 games in 14 days, the Seattle Mariners get a well-deserved day off today. They are the last team in all of big league baseball to have a day off.
The message to Brandon Maurer was simple. Forget about the Texas Rangers. Forget about the scouting reports and hitters heat zones. Forget about the results and the expectations.
Jesus Montero knocked in the tying run and scored on Dustin Ackley's go-ahead single in the sixth inning as the Seattle Mariners eked by the Texas Rangers, 4-3, in the finale of a four-game series.
Eric Wedge’s 13th lineup card of the young season contained a familiar twist Saturday night: The name of center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, dealing with tightness in his right groin, was not on it.
Another potent outing from left-hander Joe Saunders at Safeco Field was wasted by quiet Seattle bats in a 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Mike Zunino absorbs baseball information like a sponge. His curiosity is a trait that already has endeared him to coaches and executives in the Mariners' organization.
It took a 40-pitch bullpen session from Aaron Harang on Friday for manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis to determine he’s ready to join the starting rotation.
On a night when almost all of Japan was watching back home, the quiet veteran, pitching on his 32nd birthday, showed the young superstar that he is also a pretty damn good pitcher.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched 6 2/3 innings on his 32nd birthday to help the Seattle Mariners take a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the second of four games from Safeco Field.
The 100th victory will have to wait for another start for Felix Hernandez. The Mariners right-hander remains stuck at 99 after failing to notch a win on Thursday night.
Seattle right fielder Michael Morse left in the seventh inning of Thursday's loss to the Texas Rangers.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo home run to help the Texas Rangers take a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series.
Michael Saunders would not change a thing. If he could go back in time and replay the situation from Wednesday night same fly ball, same nasty crash into the wall, same highlight-reel catch he would do it all again because thats who he is and thats how hes going to play.
Tuesday and Wednesday werent stellar for the Seattle Mariners starting rotation. The lowly Houston Astros racked up 24 runs in two games, roughing up starter Brandon Maurer (two-thirds of an inning, six runs allowed on seven hits) and Blake Beavan (5 innings, five earned runs on 10 hits) in the process and leaving Seattles bullpen overworked and depleted.
The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
The Seattle Mariners have acquired pitcher Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor-league pitcher Steven Hensley.
The Mariners have acquired starting pitcher Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies for a minor-league reliever Steven Hensley.
Reliever Bobby LaFromboise took a call from Tacoma manager Daren Brown around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday before making one of his own.
Few were around to see it, but the Mariners took two head-shaking losses Wednesday night.
Chris Carter finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in the rubber match of a three-game set at Safeco Field.
Maybe it’s the self-produced heat that has convinced Kendrys Morales he doesn’t need batting gloves.
Midway through the fourth inning, Houston led 13-0, the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history was watching, Astros starter Erik Bedard had a perfect game going, and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” played over the speakers.
His first time around with the Seattle Mariners, Mike Morse was the most exuberant guy in the clubhouse, a 6-foot-5 shortstop prospect with the playful demeanor of a Labrador puppy.
Through seven games this season, the Houston Astros had managed just 17 runs. They erupted for 16 in one game on Tuesday night.
One pitch, one hit. There would be no perfect game this time.
A quick straw poll of the Mariners players about the changes to the Safeco Field outfield revealed a curious result.
Seattle’s new opponents in the American League West, the Houston Astros, proved to be just the right guests for the Mariners’ home opener Monday night.
The new closer configurations at Safeco Field have not stopped Joe Saunders’ success.
Joe Saunders struck out five over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Houston Astros, 3-0, in their home-opener Monday at Safeco Field.
The first thing I noticed about the modified outfield wall at Safeco Field is that I didn't notice it until I was asked if I noticed it.
Michael Morse is going to be aggressive at the plate. He wants hit the ball and hit it a long ways. That aggressiveness has produced good and bad results for the big slugger this season.
Aaron Goldsmith has gone from the minor leagues calling games as the lead announcer for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox last season to broadcasting from Safeco Field Monday night as the new radio announcer for the Seattle Mariners.
When Dayan Viciedos screaming line drive crashed into the left-field seats at U.S. Cellular Field in the 10th inning Sunday, it became the White Soxs 44th win via walk-off home run since the park opened in 1991. And it feels like 43 of them have come against the Seattle Mariners.
Dayan Viciedo clubbed a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.
CHICAGO — What’s next? A torrential downpour? A tornado? Perhaps a blizzard? In two days at U.S. Cellular Field, the Seattle Mariners have experienced a wide array of weather conditions – and they haven’t been enjoyable
Danny Hultzen and Mike Zunino are just beginning to get to know one another. The Seattle Mariners are hoping their relationship blossoms.
The personal milestones for Felix Hernandez will have to wait for his next start. The chance for his 100th career win and his 1,500th career strikeout were blown away on a day when 25 to 30 mph gusts turned U.S. Cellular Field into a wind tunnel.
CHICAGO Nothing can be simple for the Seattle Mariners when they play the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. They had lost 19 of their previous 22 games there. But on Friday, the Mariners found a way to prevail in their house of horrors, outlasting the White Sox, 8-7, in 10 innings.
CHICAGO There were no caribou roaming the outfield grass or penguins perched on the pitchers mound. So maybe it wasnt that cold.
Kendrys Morales and Jesus Montero drove in runs in the 10th inning, and Tom Wilhelmsen escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half to preserve Seattle's 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.
OAKLAND Every baseball player has their Welcome to the Big Leagues moment. Brandon Maurers came quite early Thursday afternoon in his major league debut during the 8-2 loss to the Oakland As at O.co Coliseum.
OAKLAND Michael Morse hit a bunch of home runs in spring training nine in 20 games. Morse has already hit a bunch of home runs in the regular season four in four games.
Jed Lowrie provided the Oakland Athletics with the jolt they needed after struggling over the first two games.
Well, the Seattle Mariners won’t be going undefeated this season. The dream of a 162-0 record was crushed under an avalanche of slippery pitches and doubles allowed by Mariners starting pitcher Joe Saunders in a 6-2 loss to the Oakland A’s at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday night.
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