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Darvish impresses, beats Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ichiro Suzuki was impressed by Yu Darvish, even after the Japanese ace struggled early in his debut for the Texas Rangers. Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners jumped …


Darvish beats M’s after rough first inning

Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners jumped out to a quick four-run lead before Yu Darvish settled down and got some help from his powerful offense as the Rangers went …


Traffic impact of Seattle arena to be studied

SEATTLE – A venture capitalist who wants to build a sports arena to bring professional basketball back to Seattle will pay for a study to determine the impacts on traffic …


Baseball waits as Mariners pay visit to devastated city

ISHINOMAKI, Japan – Busing swiftly through the detritus of devastation is hardly a good way to get a feeling for the loss, in the space of a few hours, of …


Baseball in Japan not in jeopardy

TOKYO – As one among the seemingly hundreds of Japanese and American officials and media mingling on the Tokyo Dome field before Monday’s game, I weaved from handshake to interview …


Japanese show worship for baseball

NISHINOMIYA, Japan – All that remained for the hometown Sumoto High School team after the biggest game of their lives was to drop to their hands and knees. Win or …


Seattle faces higher expectations from within

SEATTLE – During his first season on the reclamation project of the Seattle Mariners, Eric Wedge knew he couldn’t snap with frustration or disappointment even when it probably was warranted. …


Halman a ‘brother for life’

PEORIA, Ariz. – For Mike Carp and Carlos Peguero, Greg Halman was a brother. Carp used the word in English. Fellow Seattle Mariners outfielder Peguero offered its Spanish counterpart, “hermano.”


Mariners add two relievers to bullpen

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with Shawn Camp and a $500,000, one-year deal with Hong-Chih Kuo in an attempt to add bullpen depth. Kuo was …


M’s take big gamble on catcher Montero

This past December at the winter meetings in Dallas, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman marveled over the just-breaking news that Albert Pujols was signing with the Angels for $254 million. …


Young Mariners outfielder Halman stabbed to death

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early Monday and his brother was arrested as a suspect, Dutch police said. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia …


Oakland handcuffs Mariners on four hits

SEATTLE – Trevor Cahill and two relievers held Seattle to four hits while Josh Willingham and Scott Sizemore hit home runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 7-0 rout of the Mariners …


Red Sox sock Mariners 6-4

SEATTLE – No team in baseball scores like the Boston Red Sox, who put on a power show Friday night at Safeco Field, where they hit the ball over, around …


Wells drives in game-winner for Mariners

Casper Wells had the tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning for the Seattle Mariners in a 4-3 victory over the A.L. West-leading Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.


Brendan Ryan drives in two to help Mariners beat Phillies, 4-2

SEATTLE – Brendan Ryan’s introduction to the American League has gone much the way others who’ve come to the Seattle Mariners after spending their careers facing National League pitchers. Not …


M’s youth movement continues

SEATTLE – It was always a matter of when Dustin Ackley would finally get the call and make the trek up Interstate 5 as the prized prospect of the Seattle …


Ackley makes M’s debut Friday

It was always a matter of when Dustin Ackley would finally get the call and make the trek up Interstate 5 as the prized prospect of the Seattle Mariners farm …


Mariners’ Ackley to make major league debut

Prized Seattle Mariners prospect Dustin Ackley will likely make his major league debut Friday as the Mariners host Philadelphia, the best team in the bigs. Ackley’s debut has been anticipated …


Fluky play saves day in Mariners win

SEATTLE – Carlos Peguero’s two-out groundball in the seventh inning ricocheted off second base, over the head of Los Angeles shortstop Erick Aybar and into center field to score a …


Fister pitches Mariners past Orioles

SEATTLE – Doug Fister has seen the Seattle Mariners pull together the past month. He’s just happy to finally contribute. Fister (3-5) picked up his first victory since April 30, …


Senate extends tax incentive for film companies

OLYMPIA – With signs emerging the Washington Legislature might at least make an effort to finish work by next Wednesday’s deadline, the Senate Thursday extended a tax break for movies …


Mariners win, edge closer to .500

Justin Smoak hit his fifth homer, Jason Vargas pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night.


Mariners have day off after 5-1 road trip

SEATTLE – The Mariners have a day off after returning from their road trip with a 5-1 record. They’ll begin a six-game home stand today in Safeco Field with three …


Subpar Pineda gets job done for M’s

SEATTLE – There were concerns about his off-speed pitches and doubts about his inexperience, but Michael Pineda answered all them all in his first three major league starts. A 98 …


Pineda dazzles in win

SEATTLE – Thinking back to the key strikeouts, the standing ovation and the obligatory postgame beer shower from teammates, Michael Pineda grinned like a 22-year-old that just won his first …


Mariners flub one against Cleveland

Justin Masterson took a shutout into the seventh inning, striking out nine, and the streaking Cleveland Indians benefited from one careless mistake by Seattle in a 2-1 win over the …


Mariners honor late broadcaster Niehaus before opener

SEATTLE – Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus was honored by the Seattle Mariners before Friday night’s home opener against Cleveland, the first time in franchise history Niehaus didn’t call …


Blanchette: Benched Wilson on hot seat

At least it didn’t take six weeks into the season and a clubhouse nap by the franchise icon for things to unravel.


Bedard impressive in first start in more than a year, but Mariners fall to Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Erik Bedard made his first start in 20 months and the Seattle Mariners’ left-hander didn’t show much rust. Bedard got his latest comeback under way with five …


Rain forces M’s to do some shuffling with pitchers

PEORIA, Ariz. – With a 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast Monday afternoon, the Mariners pushed their minor league games against the Royals’ minor leaguers from 1 p.m. …