Stories tagged: baseball
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Ryan Divish: Mariners still have hope, although task appears daunting
Following the three-game sweep by the Houston Astros, the Mariners’ postseason hopes seem to be on life support, if not all ready ruled dead by some.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Adrian Beltre honored by Rangers, including letter from Willie Mays
A congratulatory letter from Willie Mays and a video tribute including a request from George Brett were part of a pregame ceremony in which the Texas Rangers recognized Adrian Beltre …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Mariners Pregame: Last gasp at postseason chances, lineups and starters against the Angels
Seattle Mariners (69-71) host Los Angeles Angels (72-68) at 7:10 p.m. in the first of a three-game series at Safeco Field.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Miami Marlins begin road trip as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida
As the Miami Marlins began a weeklong road trip, they couldn’t help but wonder what will be there when they get back home.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
MLB roundup: Cleveland rides Carlos Carrasco to 14th straight win
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Cameron Maybin’s ninth-inning homer gives Astros sweep over Mariners
Newly acquired Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Houston past the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night, as the Astros completed a three-game sweep …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Marlins Park gearing up for Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Mariners downed by Justin Verlander in Astros debut
Justin Verlander pitched six strong innings and won his Astros debut after Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer with one out in the seventh for Houston’s first hit Tuesday night …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Mariners shake up their rotation with an eye toward the near-term and the future
Even with Labor Day now in the rear-view mirror, the Mariners’ rotation remains in flux. This time, though, the changes stem not from injuries but from strategic considerations.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Mariners Pregame: Justin Verlander makes debut for Houston, lineups and starters against Astros
Seattle Mariners (69-69) against Houston Astros (84-53) in the second of a three-game series at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Unhealthy air quality forces move of NWL playoff opener from Spokane to Vancouver for entire series
The Spokane Indians Northwest League playoff opener Tuesday evening was postponed because of Spokane’s poor air quality.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez belts four homers as Diamondbacks crush Dodgers
MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez tied a major league record by hitting four home runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the National League West Division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 on Monday …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Pressure nothing new for postseason-bound Spokane Indians
Matt Hagen was hoping his season finale at Avista Stadium might be a worry-free evening. But like most of Spokane’s games this season, it had Hagen concerned. “I think I …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Mariners give up four runs in seventh, lose opener to Houston Astros 6-2
Even if the Mariners hadn’t fueled their collapse Monday with three costly walks in a disastrous four-run seventh inning, there’s no way to know whether they could have found their …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Mets captain David Wright will have rotator cuff surgery
The New York Mets announced on Monday morning that David Wright will have surgery to repair his right rotator cuff Tuesday in New York.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
MLB capsules: Jose Ramirez ties record with five extra-base hits in Cleveland victory
Jose Ramirez tied a major league record with five extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs that deflected off Detroit outfielders, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Tigers 11-1 …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Vince Grippi: Mariners tease fans, including many who had already checked out
The calendar tells us fall arrives Friday, Sept. 22 this year. We all know that’s not true. Fall arrives, actually
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Robinson Cano, Andrew Albers lead Mariners to 10-2 win over A’s for sweep
Robinson Cano homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Albers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 10-2 Sunday to complete a …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Baseball over food? Venezuelans revolt against national pastime
Baseball is a religion in Venezuela. But this season, no one is in the mood. Venezuelans are outraged at the government’s decision to make $10 million available for importing equipment …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
MLB Capsules: Astros use big 6th for 4-1 win, sweep Mets in doubleheader
George Springer had three hits, Josh Reddick and Marwin Gonzalez added RBI singles in a four-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets to sweep a …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Mariners rally from 4-run deficit, beat Athletics 7-6
Jean Segura raced home from third base on a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Seattle Mariners rallied from a four-run deficit for a 7-6 …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Spokane Indians stay atop North Division race with win over Everett
Indians starter Tyler Phillips fanned a season-best 12 batters in seven innings, leading the Spokane Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Everett AquaSox in the second of a three-game …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Mariners notes: Three starting pitchers move closer to return
Could James Paxton, Felix Hernandez and even Hisashi Iwakuma return to help the Mariners
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Astros defeat Mets in return home after Hurricane Harvey
The Houston Astros hoped their return to Minute Maid park would provide a boost for a city devastated by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Dave Hyde: Sports personalities reflect on their best day in sports
“What was your best day in sports?”
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Baseball superstitions abound for players, managers alike
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin picks between two pairs of red sneakers, based on which ones have been on his feet during hard-to-come-by wins.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 11:55 p.m.
MLB Capsules: Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw returns in fine form
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was sharp in his first start in five weeks, pitching two-hit ball for six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat host San Diego 1-0 Friday …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Indians lose but maintain one-game lead in North Division
The Spokane Indians have fought their way out of a rough first half that had them stranded at the bottom of the Northwest League North Division standings.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Mike Leake picks up victory in debut with Mariners
Mike Leake overcame a shaky beginning to throw seven innings in his Seattle debut, and the Mariners snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Justin Verlander will make Houston debut against Mariners
When Houston manager A.J. Hinch called to welcome Justin Verlander to the team, the pitcher’s first question was when he’d make his debut for the Astros.