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Mariners back Fister in 8-2 victory

SEATTLE – Mariners second baseman Chone Figgins couldn’t figure out why the Safeco Field crowd stood and cheered in the seventh inning after Nick Markakis’ leadoff single. Then he looked …


Baseball notebook: Jimenez needs a nap

No one told Ubaldo Jimenez he’d have trouble sleeping the night after throwing a no-hitter. Who on the Colorado Rockies could have warned him?


Tigers snap Mariners’ four-game win streak

SEATTLE – During the Seattle Mariners’ four-game winning streak last week, manager Don Wakamatsu wasn’t afraid to give credit to their aggressive and mistake-free style of play. When the aggression …


Seattle wins with patience

SEATTLE – It has taken a while, but patience is paying off for the Seattle Mariners. The team that strived all last season for better at-bats to drive up opposing …


Baseball notebook: Longoria the face of the Rays

Evan Longoria embraces being viewed as the face of the Tampa Bay Rays. A star on the field, where he’s won numerous awards in less than two full seasons in …


Bradley’s blast lifts M’s over A’s

SEATTLE – Milton Bradley got a much-needed boost for himself and the Seattle Mariners with one big swing Tuesday night. Bradley hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to …


Bradley, M’s resemble board games

SEATTLE – I guess I didn’t understand. I thought that when the Seattle Mariners traded for Milton Bradley last December, they were acquiring the spray-hitting outfielder who had such a …


Baseball notebook: Finally, fresh air for Twins

Frank Viola stood in the home dugout at brand new Target Field and looked out at the downtown Minneapolis skyline just beyond the right-field wall. He could only chuckle as …


Mariners fail again

SEATTLE – They’re built to play a style of baseball that once upon a time worked at Safeco Field. What the Seattle Mariners unveiled Monday in their home opener was …


New face of Mariners remains under veil

SEATTLE – In a three-batter span bridging innings 2 and 3 on Monday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners put a face on all the offseason fuss. On a grounder deep into …


Baseball notebook: Strasburg’s debut solid

Top Washington Nationals prospect Stephen Strasburg won his minor league debut Sunday, throwing consistently in the 97-98 mph range over five innings for Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League at …


Seattle ends 2-5 road trip with loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – Pretending the first week on the road never happened might be the best thing the Mariners can do. And now, heading into today’s home opener at Safeco …


Big Unit back at Safeco

SEATTLE – Recently retired Mariners star Randy Johnson is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch today before Seattle’s home opener. The way this season has already gone, the Mariners may …


Baseball notebook: Jersey had Giant mistake

Maybe they left his shirt in “San Fran-cic-so.” A Giant misspelling resulted in outfielder Eugenio Velez wearing a weird jersey Wednesday. Two letters were transposed in “Francisco.”


Suzuki’s double beats M’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on …


A’s top M’s in pitchers’ duel

OAKLAND, Calif. – Scoring runs wasn’t going to be the only problem the Seattle Mariners had in taking their first loss of the season. The mere act of getting a …


Rookie shines in MLB debut

No one had a bigger blast on opening day than Jason Heyward. Billed as the majors’ next phenom, this Braves prospect bridged baseball’s past and future Monday when he caught …


Kotchman keys Mariners’ win

OAKLAND, Calif. – One thing about these Mariners after a nail-biting season opener: They sure know how to talk.


MLB opens with a bang

BOSTON — The Red Sox stressed run prevention as they built their team for this season. Then it began and they won with run production. Kevin Youkilis had three extra-base …


Numerous stars missing Opening Day with injuries

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is on the list. So are Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets. Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, Colorado Rockies …


Twins: No roof, high ceiling

MINNEAPOLIS – Real grass? Clear sky? Warm breeze? Yes, Minnesota Twins games will again be an all-natural experience.


Skilled management

Electronic readers don’t come with traditional pages or the familiar numbering system. They show you a percentage of the book that you have read. Sometimes, while looking forward to the …


New, old blood on field

The major league baseball season opens today, and by amazing coincidence, it will feature the Yankees against the Red Sox. I’ll bet ESPN never saw that one coming. But from …


De La Rosa silences M’s to cap big spring

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jorge De La Rosa capped off a record-setting spring with five scoreless innings Saturday at Isotopes Park, the last stop before the Colorado Rockies head to Milwaukee …


Major League Baseball 2010

Twilight time The 2010 season may foretell a shift in leadership as several of the game’s most respected managers seem to be passing the torch to several who are younger, …


Wakamatsu details positives as M’s wrap up spring training

PEORIA, Ariz. – Don Wakamatsu said from the start of spring training that he hoped to use the six weeks here to learn his players’ capabilities. The Mariners’ manager had …


M’s Sweeney takes nothing for granted

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Mike Sweeney clearly isn’t taking for granted the fact that the Seattle Mariners have already waived his primary spring-training competition. One day after it was revealed that …


M’s Aardsma no longer a ‘nobody’

PEORIA, Ariz. – Yes, it’s been a good year for David Aardsma. It didn’t start off so grand. The former No. 1 draft pick arrived in Seattle’s 2009 camp as …


Bedard takes baby step

PEORIA, Ariz. – Erik Bedard is back on a mound for the Mariners – albeit at less than half speed. It’s still better than the idling and rehabilitation he’s been …


Bradley will bat cleanup for M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Milton Bradley sat out his only chance to play his former team this spring. He shouldn’t get used to the day off.