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Dee Gordon helps Mariners subdue Angels for 5-0 victory

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

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.

Padres get better of Edwin Diaz in 9th, beat Mariners 2-1

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

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.

Hisashi Iwakuma ends his tenure with the Mariners and his time in Major League Baseball

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.

Nelson Cruz, Denard Span hit back-to-back homers to lead Mariners to victory

SEATTLE – Nelson Cruz and Denard Span hit back-to-back home runs, and the Seattle Mariners overcame sloppy infield defense to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday night. Despite winning their first home series since July 22, the Mariners failed to gain ground on Oakland in the A.L. wild-card race. They still trail by 5 1/2 games with 22 games remaining.