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Mariners top Rangers 3-1 to finish off 2018

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were shut down by Seattle starter Roenis Elias in the Mariners’ 3-1 win on Sunday that closed out the 2018 season. The day was …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz power Mariners to 6-3 win over Blue Jays

Kyle Seager hit two home runs and Nelson Cruz added another as the Seattle Mariners powered their way to a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.


Mediocre Felix Hernandez no factor in Mariners’ loss

In the end, Felix Hernandez’s outing – five innings, two runs allowed on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts – didn’t factor much in the Mariners’ eventual 7-3 …


Nelson Cruz, James Paxton power Mariners over Astros

James Paxton excelled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Larry Stone: The Mariners need to keep top slugger Nelson Cruz in Seattle

In his first three years in Seattle, Nelson Cruz averaged 42 homers, 105 RBIs and a .925 OPS. And this year, even with a stint on the disabled list, he …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Two snubbed Mariners worthy of spots in All-Star Game

The excitement of who was selected was tempered by the disappointment for who was snubbed.


Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz pulled with bruised foot after second hit by pitch

Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was pulled from a game with a bruised right foot after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano hit home runs as Mariners rally past Rangers 9-7

Nelson Cruz homered for the 100th time at his former ballpark, Robinson Cano added a tiebreaking shot and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 9-7 victory over the Texas …


Mariners activate Nelson Cruz from disabled list

Slugger Nelson Cruz has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after being out since the opening weekend of the season due to an ankle injury.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mitch Haniger fills in admirably

When cleanup hitter Nelson Cruz went down with a freak injury in the second game of the season, things could have headed south in a hurry for the Mariners.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:11 p.m.

Out of Right Field: M’s are on the mend

The Mariners finally got some good news on the injury front.


Out of Right Field: Ice could have come in handy for Mariners in Minnesota

Why the heck when the Twins built a new stadium, didn’t they at least put a roof on it?


Mariners place Nelson Cruz on 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain

The Mariners have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle and recalled infielder/outfielder Taylor Motter from Class AAA Tacoma to take his spot on …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Interleague series gives Nelson Cruz time to heal

With a day off Monday and a two-game interleague series in San Francisco starting Tuesday, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz could get a couple of extra days of rest for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Larry Stone: Baseball’s cruel nature on display in loss of game, Nelson Cruz for Mariners

Scott Servais was in the dugout Saturday, engrossed in the Mariners’ comeback attempt against Cleveland, when the unfathomable news was relayed to him: En route to the batting cage midgame,


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Injury bug hits M’s … AGAIN!

The Mariners couldn’t make it through the first week of the season unscathed.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

James Paxton roughed up as Indians deal Mariners first loss of the season

A bad outing from James Paxton, an injury to Nelson Cruz and a disappointing 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon served as a reminder that baseball fortunes …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Mariners blow five-run lead in the final two innings in loss to Rockies

The Mariners squandered a solid outing by Rob Whalen and five-run lead going into the eighth inning in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies. Seattle also had Nelson Cruz (strained …


Mariners’ Nelson Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Nelson Cruz has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. This marks Cruz’s first career …


Mariners’ Nelson Cruz named Silver Slugger at DH

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been selected to the 2017 American League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team. The award is the second of Cruz’s career after he was …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Mariners need to make another big offseason splash

It was four years ago when, seeking to jolt the franchise out of its extended doldrums, the Mariners shocked the baseball world by shelling out $240 million to sign second …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Mariners beat Cleveland Indians on Nelson Cruz’s walk-off home run

Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.


Seattle baseball writers select Nelson Cruz as Mariners player of year

Nelson Cruz is already reaping rewards for a record-breaking season that has him poised to lead the American League in runs batted in for the first time in his 13-year …


Mariners down Rays behind strong effort from Erasmo Ramirez

A three-run first inning on Friday provided the perfect start for the Mariners to a 12-game trip that spans four cities and will likely determine whether they play meaningful games …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Mariners Log: M’s start road trip with convincing win over Rays

Nelson Cruz went 3 for 5 with a homer and a pair of doubles and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 on Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Mariners Noon Number: Nelson Cruz powers M’s through successful road trip

Nelson Cruz hit two home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday to at least momentarily put the Mariners into the lead in the race …


Cruz homers twice to power Mariners past A’s 6-3

Nelson Cruz wasn’t nearly as impressed with his latest power display as Seattle teammate Kyle Seager was.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Mariners Log: Nelson Cruz hits pair of homers and M’s cruise past A’s

Nelson Cruz homered twice and the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 6-3 win over the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, sweeping the abbreviated two-game series.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Mariners top Royals 8-7 to open doubleheader, lose 9-1 in second game

Nelson Cruz homered twice and drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners built a big lead, then held off the Kansas City Royals 8-7 Sunday in the first game …