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Baseball notes: Cubs ease pennant pressure with animal house

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn’t want his players sweating the pressure of a playoff chase. So for the second straight day, Wrigley Field turned into an animal kingdom, this …


Mariners blow late lead in loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After two blowout victories, the Seattle Mariners saw their September surge slowed Wednesday night when they couldn’t protect a late lead in a 4-3 walk-off loss …


Robinson Cano gets 2,000th hit but Mariners lose to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The latest loss for the Seattle Mariners diminished Robinson Cano’s excitement about his 2,000th hit.


MLB notes: Toronto’s Troy Tulowitzki eases back from injury

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki played catch Tuesday for the first time since suffering a broken left shoulder blade 10 days ago, but there’s still no timetable for his …


Robinson Cano leads Seattle’s homer barrage against Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Even now, more than three years later, the Kauffman Stadium crowd still jeers Robinson Cano in memory of the night he came up empty in the …


Return of reliever Danny Farquhar has helped solidify Mariners’ bullpen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Don’t overlook reliever Danny Farquhar in the coming days when compiling the long list of what-ifs in the Seattle Mariners’ disappointing season. Oh, Farquhar isn’t at …


Texas Rangers jump all over Seattle Mariners starter Vidal Nuno

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Godfather II aside, most sequels are disappointments – a truth that Seattle Mariners lefty Vidal Nuno greatly reinforced Saturday night in a 10-1 clubbing by the …


Mariners slow down red-hot Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – Few teams in baseball were playing at a higher level than the Texas Rangers coming into Friday. They had won five straight games, including a four-game sweep …


Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, Angels’ Jered Weaver escalate ill will

ARLINGTON, Texas – The schedule puts Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager in line for another matchup against Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver in a little more than a …


Jesus Montero’s homer carries Mariners to victory over Angels

SEATTLE – Even after three years, Jesus Montero continues to own Angels right-hander Jered Weaver. Montero hit a three-run homer Wednesday night that carried the Mariners to a 3-1 victory …


In brief: Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne named WNBA’s MVP

Elena Delle Donne has to make more room in her ever-growing trophy case. The Chicago Sky star was announced as the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player on Wednesday for the first …


MLB notes: Marlins surprise Christian Yelich with lookalike from ‘SNL’

The newcomer in a Miami Marlins uniform sure looked a lot like Christian Yelich – except in the batting cage. Even though they are more than 20 games under .500 …


Angels edge Mariners

SEATTLE – The two Angels’ hitters with the most success against Felix Hernandez in the past were able to continue it in the present and put a damper on his …


Dustin Garneau homers, Chad Bettis solid for 7 in Rockies’ win of Mariners

SEATTLE — Dustin Garneau snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the seventh and Chad Bettis pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, leading the Colorado Rockies to a …


Hernandez, Cruz lead M’s in win over Texas

SEATTLE – This 5-0 victory over Texas was almost bittersweet for the Mariners because it points to what might have been. Felix Hernandez pitched eight dominant innings, and Nelson Cruz …


MLB notes: Joey Votto quiet on blowup at umpire

Reds star Joey Votto isn’t saying much about his home-plate tantrum. Votto turned 32 on Thursday and was in the starting lineup against St. Louis, a day after his volatile …


Vidal Nuno ends winless drought in Mariners’ 6-0 victory over Rangers

SEATTLE – The winless drought ended Wednesday night for lefty swingman Vidal Nuno. And it ended in a dominant performance. Nuno limited Texas to one hit over seven shutout innings …


Mariners can’t dig out of early hole in 9-6 loss to Rangers

SEATTLE – Twice in August, the Mariners erased multi-run deficits against Cole Hamels, Texas’ marquee trade-deadline acquisition. A third trip to the well Tuesday night came up just short. The …


Seattle Mariners self-destruct in first inning of 3-0 loss to Rangers

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners had a rare chance to unload on Texas starter Yovani Gallardo in the first inning, but sloppy baserunning spoiled their threat. Adrian Beltre’s two-run, bases-loaded …


Mariners notes: Seattle reliever Tony Zych earns first for being last

OAKLAND, Calif. – It’s a little piece of history that belongs to Mariners reliever Tony Zych. “It’s pretty cool,” Zych said. “Breaking a record is pretty cool. I really didn’t …


Mariners strike early, roll to victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sometimes, a plan comes together. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon stacked the top of his lineup Saturday with a switch-hitter and four lefties in hopes of gaining a …


Giants’ Tim Lincecum facing five months of rehab after surgery

DENVER – San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum had surgery on his left hip Thursday and will need five months of rehab to be ready for the 2016 season. The …


Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the A.L. Central-leading team may have been exposed. …


Cal Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game

Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Ripken disclosed …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2015

Logan Morrison’s 2-run homer in 8th helps Mariners over Astros

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are second in the majors with 179 home runs. But on Tuesday night, it was the Seattle Mariners who put on a power display, hitting …


Miller throws away M’s victory

With two outs in the ninth, shortstop Brad Miller just had to make a routine throw to first base.


Mariners win ‘wild one’ over White Sox

CHICAGO – Why win a game comfortably by five runs when you can hang on by your fingernails for a one-run win? In a season where bullpen implosions and failures …


Saturday’s MLB boxes and capsules

American Blue Jays 15, Tigers 1


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2015

Kyle Seager hits 2-run HR, Mariners hold on to beat White Sox

CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners jumped out to a big lead, then did just enough to hold on for a win. Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run during a …


Homers by Kyle Seager and Franklin Gutierrez lift Mariners to 2-0 victory over White Sox

CHICAGO – A whirlwind Friday ended for the Mariners in a 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field that – let’s be honest – was a …