Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Houston, which eliminated the Mariners from contention for the AL West title with the victory, entered the day four games ahead of Oakland atop the division standings. The Athletics played later against the Angels.
Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach’s first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left the game after hurting his left side making a throw to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday in Boston that cut their magic number to two for a third straight A.L. East title.
Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer and Justin Upton homered in his third straight game as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight A.L. Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday of the visiting Detroit Tigers.
With their 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Angels on Friday night, the Mariners won their 82nd game of the season, meaning they’ll finish the 2018 season with a winning record.
Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians scored 11 runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 15-0 rout over the Detroit Tigers to clinch their third consecutive A.L. Central title.
The competitive portion of the Seattle Mariners schedule is over. It has been for a while, really.
By multiple measures – statistics, performance and comfort – the 2018 season has been anything but normal for Dee Gordon. His batting average has fallen to around .260-270, his on-base percentage is below .300, he’s been playing hurt for most of the season while never being quite sure which position will be next to his name on the lineup card.
This was how the Mariners offense was supposed to function – quality at-bats forcing pitchers to throw strikes, a plethora of base runners, some situational hitting and a home run to top it off.
Manny Machado homered and drove in three runs to back Clayton Kershaw, and visiting Los Angeles beat St. Louis 9-7 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between playoff contenders.
Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The three-time All-Star wore a uniform, complete with a blue jersey and gray pants, on the Cubs’ early Thursday morning flight for a makeup game against the Washington Nationals, then arrived in the clubhouse with the same outfit.
New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team’s final homestand and make what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer.
The Mariners’ fall from grace in 2018 has been a slow, steady descent that has wiped out almost all of the good feeling that prevailed for half a season.
Another two-game set against the Padres and the same result: The Mariners, the team with 20 more victories, getting swept, this time at Safeco Field.
Wil Myers lined an RBI double off major league saves leader Edwin Diaz with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Seattle Mariners 2-1. Diaz entered with the game tied at 1 and struggled without having a chance at his 55th save. Diaz gave up singles to Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer leading off the inning. After a strikeout of Franmil Reyes, Myers jumped on the first pitch and pulled it into the left field corner.
While his teammates – all of them likely unaware of his decision – conversed/yelled in the Mariners’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game at loud decibels to overcome the blaring music already playing, Hisashi Iwakuma stood quietly at his locker with his translator Antony Suzuki ready to discuss the end of his time with the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball.
Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros. And his new team is on another impressive run.
Mitch Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out Sunday that gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.
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