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Saturday, January 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Angels show how it’s done

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners got an in-your-face lesson Tuesday night in what it takes to compete with the L.A. Angels. The Angels hit balls through the infield holes and …


Fifth does in Washburn, M’s again

SEATTLE – Another wasted opportunity was looming for the Mariners and starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn by the time the fifth inning rolled around. Washburn has been victimized by a lack …


Mariners can’t give away game

SEATTLE – For more than three hours Sunday at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners did what they could to lose a winnable game. They gave away outs in the field …


M’s offense falters again

SEATTLE – In lieu of other things they’ve tried, the Seattle Mariners’ next great hope for production from their meek offense may lie in the weather. They say hitters warm …


Ichiro hits two homers in M’s win

SEATTLE – Was it something Larry the Cable Guy said? Hours after rubbing hairy shoulders with comedy’s redneck king, Ichiro Suzuki did something else you might not expect. He became …