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Griffey’s homer sparks M’s

SEATTLE – There’s still lightning left in the old bat. Ken Griffey Jr., whose .216 average has drawn concern and criticism over where his career may have headed in his …


Padres nip M’s in 10th

SAN DIEGO – The Seattle Mariners were living by one credo against the Padres: Don’t let Adrian Gonzalez beat us. So what happened Thursday at Petco Park? They let Adrian …


M’s keep Padres at bay

SAN DIEGO – For the Seattle Mariners, the J.J. Putz trade is the gift that keeps on giving. On the same day they added Mike Carp – the sixth player …


Mariners’ Hernandez continues recent dominance

SAN DIEGO – When Felix Hernandez had his worst outing of the season in May, Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu had seen enough. Wakamatsu had a heart-to-heart talk with his talented …


M’s top pick shines at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. – When it comes to naming the greatest hitters in College World Series history, the conversation now must include Dustin Ackley. His numbers certainly back up the argument.


Rockies finish sweep of Mariners

DENVER – As the disconsolate Mariners shuffled out of the clubhouse late Sunday afternoon, it was as if all their pre-existing momentum had been lifted up by one of the …


Throwaway game for M’s

DENVER – The dual Seattle story lines that started the game – Brandon Morrow’s first start, and Ken Griffey Jr.’s first left-field appearance of the year – were distant memories …


Ackley difficult to categorize

Here’s a partial list of left-handed hitters to whom Dustin Ackley, the Great New Mariner Hope, has been compared by various scouts, coaches and analysts: Johnny Damon. Chase Utley. Darin …


Branyan blast bolsters M’s

BALTIMORE – A rocket shot launched some 450 feet deep into the center-field bleachers by Russell Branyan put the exclamation point on what really was two games played here in …


M’s duo delivers

BALTIMORE – Felix Hernandez turned in another solid outing on the mound and Jose Lopez picked up right where he left off at the plate. It added up to a …


Position players focus of Mariners

SEATTLE – Dustin Ackley said he patterns himself after Pete Rose – the player, not the man. “The hustle part,” said Ackley, whom the Seattle Mariners selected Tuesday with the …


M’s fall on road

BALTIMORE – An unfavorable replay call wasn’t enough to ruin a significant night in the Baltimore Orioles’ youth movement. Brad Bergesen pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Nolan Reimold homered …


M’s feel pressure of No. 2 pick

SEATTLE – Forget the Mariners’ fast start in April, and their current push back to .500 in this promising season. The biggest event yet for Seattle’s new regime comes today, …


Bullpen steps up as M’s edge Twins

SEATTLE – Sean White arrived at the ballpark Sunday morning realizing he’d have a little more important role in the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen against the Minnesota Twins. Closer David Aardsma …


M’s overcome O’s

SEATTLE – Adrian Beltre finally seems to have his two-strike, swing-at-anything dilemma figured out. Now he’s has the postgame pigpile to avoid. Beltre put his early-season hitting struggles behind him …


Lineup change lifts M’s

SEATTLE – Another tweak near the top of the batting order produced something completely different Tuesday night for the Seattle Mariners. The middle of the lineup delivered a victory.


M’s bats can’t help Washburn

SEATTLE – Once upon a time, even Jarrod Washburn got a meaningful hit off Rich Hill. That was two years ago during an interleague game against the Cubs at Wrigley …


Down 7, Angels rally to topple M’s

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A fitting end to a dismal month of May proved crushing for a Mariners team that looked to have turned a corner. Instead, it suffered its most …


M’s rally to edge Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jose Lopez hit a game-tying three-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Brian Fuentes and Yuniesky Betancourt delivered the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in …


Jakubauskas heads home

FULLERTON, Calif. – It wasn’t so long ago that Dillon Bryant refused to even think about making it big on a baseball field. He was more worried about sticking with …


M’s give A’s the slip

OAKLAND, Calif. – Manager Don Wakamatsu is finally seeing his Seattle Mariners do the little things at the plate: working the count, making adjustments, taking consistent swings. It was a …


M’s top A’s 6-1 to avoid sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. — Manager Don Wakamatsu is finally seeing his Seattle Mariners do the little things at the plate: working the count, making adjustments, taking consistent swings.


Mariners lose from ahead again

OAKLAND, Calif. – Although the Oakland Athletics’ entire scoring output was confined to one inning of singles and walks, it was enough to get past the Seattle Mariners. And though …


Mariners can’t contain Kennedy

OAKLAND, Calif. – Adam Kennedy has been the Oakland Athletics’ most dynamic offensive player since shortly after they plucked him from Tampa Bay’s minor league system 21/2 weeks ago. That’s …


Junior’s start against lefty Zito pays off

As an aging southpaw with a batting average in the low .200s, Ken Griffey Jr. doesn’t get many chances to face left-handed pitchers. But he made the most of his …


Felix returns to form for M’s

SEATTLE – Don Wakamatsu didn’t call out Felix Hernandez late Sunday afternoon, although the Seattle Mariners’ manager might have considered it. Hernandez pitched seven strong innings, and one shaky one, …


Griffey enlivens Ichiro

SEATAC, Wash. – Last year, Ichiro Suzuki looked bored, like someone had dragged him to the Mariners’ annual education day. Elementary school children hissed when their hero, the face of …


Lowe point for Seattle

SEATTLE – All good things must come to an end, even against the San Francisco Giants’ lineup. When the high times ceased for the Mariners’ bullpen, they did so in …


Time for some Mariners to move on

SEATTLE Ken Griffey Jr., baseball’s answer to Men’s Wearhouse, had a box full of T-shirts printed up Wednesday that he was distributing in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse. White, they bore …


One run enough for M’s

SEATTLE – A crisp, clean game was something the Mariners had longed for since their glory days of being a first-place club. It seems like ages ago, though it’s only …