Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was a late scratch against the Oakland Athletics, one day after being forced out of the game in San Diego when he fouled a ball off his shin. No official reason was given for the change, which forced Mariners manager Scott Servais to jumble his lineup.
Hunter Renfroe homered and drove in four runs, Manuel Margot had a homer among his three hits and prized rookie Luis Urias added his first three hits for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais kept his word to Edwin Diaz, matching the closer’s flashy haircut following a milestone save over the weekend. Servais had promised he’d get a styled cut similar to Diaz’s if the closer got 50 saves. Diaz notched his 50th save on Saturday, and Servais sat in the chair for Diaz’s personal barber Tuesday. Diaz told MLB.com Servais is “looking fresh” and that he looks like “the swaggiest manager in the league.”
Travis Jankowski homered on Felix Hernandez’s first pitch and rookie Jacob Nix came within two outs of a complete game in his fourth big league start for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1. The Padres, who have the worst record in the NL, snapped a five-game losing streak and won for just the second time in seven games.
The Seattle Mariners have placed left-handed starter Marco Gonzales on the 10-day disabled list with a strained neck muscle.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his 30th homer, Zack Greinke won for the first time in almost a month and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of Seattle by beating the Mariners 5-2 on Sunday.
Mariners broadcaster Angie Mentink has passed the six-month clean checkup after her diagnosis of breast cancer and says her eternal optimism and focusing on what is important keep her going.
Denard Span hit a solo home run in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners scored two in the ninth to rally for a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jake Diekman got the first out of the 10th before Span sent a drive onto the pool deck in right-center for the go-ahead run.
So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef up the rotation? And will he make a move in this final quarter of the season?
Mitch Haniger hit his 21st homer and had three hits, Mike Zunino added a solo shot, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Friday night.
Martin Maldonado and Tyler White each homered and had three hits, helping the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-7. Maldonado had three RBIs and White had two. The Astros led 9-1 before the Mariners got one back in the fifth and added five more in the sixth.
Josh Reddick homered to give Houston the lead and the Astros held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Tuesday night.