Robinson Cano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning while Marco Gonzales allowed one hit over six innings but the Seattle Mariners were eliminated from postseason contention despite a 13-0 rout of the Texas Rangers. The longest playoff drought among the four major pro sports was extended to 17 years when Oakland beat Minnesota 3-2 about an hour after the Seattle win, eliminating the Mariners from the A.L. wild-card race.
Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with a season-high five RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Friday night in a game halted by rain with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. The Rangers won their first game under interim manager Don Wakamatsu. Texas fired Jeff Banister on Friday morning.
Burglars have caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig’s home while attempting to steal a safe. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home on Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.
Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle’s 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros. The Mariners took two of three in this series from Houston, which entered the day five games ahead of Oakland atop the AL West. The Athletics played later against the Angels. Casey Lawrence got the win by allowing one hit in three innings on a bullpen day for Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.