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Ibanez tells doubters: Bring it on

Raul Ibanez speaks carefully on the topic of his .180 batting average, because he doesn’t want to be misunderstood. He notes that it’s far too early – 61 at-bats – …


Montero’s blast lifts M’s over Pirates

PITTSBURGH – For Jesus Montero, it has been, so far, a season of reduced playing time and increased scrutiny, one that has seen his status as a mega-prospect called into …


Harang improves but M’s fall at Pittsburgh

The start to Aaron Harang’s 12th season in the majors didn’t exactly go as planned. Getting traded twice in the first three weeks of the year will do that.


Saunders roughed up on road as Jays rout Mariners

TORONTO – It’s been a rough ride on the road for Joe Saunders this season. Mark DeRosa hit a three-run homer, Melky Cabrera added a solo shot and the Blue …


Ackley hits grand slam; Mariners top Blue Jays 8-1

TORONTO – Following Felix Hernandez to the mound is working out well for Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma. Dustin Ackley hit his first career grand slam, Michael Saunders homered twice and the …


Ackley grand slam leads Mariners’ victory

Dustin Ackley hit his first career grand slam, Michael Saunders homered twice and the Mariners roughed up Cy Young knuckleballer R.A Dickey, beating the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2013, 8:20 p.m.

Felix dominates, M’s blank Blue Jays

Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings to win his third straight start, Kyle Seager and Jason Bay homered and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Friday …


Morse ends Mariners homestand with bang

SEATTLE – Michael Morse hit an opposite-field two-run homer, his third home run in four games, Aaron Harang pitched six solid innings for his first win and the Seattle Mariners …


Bay, Morse home runs give Mariners series win over Angels

SEATTLE – Throughout a miserable two weeks before this critical weekend by the Mariners, it seemed at times like Jason Bay was the only hitter consistently putting together quality at-bats. …


King Felix dominant as M’s beat Angels

Kendrys Morales snapped a 2-all tie with a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning, Felix Hernandez allowed just one earned run and five hits over eight innings, and the …


Mariners lose 10-3 to Astros in series finale

Seattle manager Eric Wedge met with his team after another loss to Houston on Wednesday. He declined to talk about what was discussed, but there certainly was plenty of material …


Lowly Astros handle Mariners once again

Seattle manager Eric Wedge hoped his team had turned a corner offensively after hitting three home runs in a win over the Astros in the series opener. Unfortunately, the Mariners’ …


Mariners’ strikeout binge continues as Rangers sweep

ARLINGTON, Texas – Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge is still confident that all his hitters will get on track. For now, there are a lot of swings and misses.


Tigers hold off Mariners in 14 innings

SEATTLE – Detroit catcher Brayan Pena held onto Prince Fielder’s relay throw and absorbed a collision with Justin Smoak at home plate for the final out, and the Tigers outlasted …


Cabrera powers Detroit past Seattle

Doug Fister has pitched enough in his career at Safeco Field to know just how difficult it is — even with shorter fences — to hit a line drive out …


Maurer backs up Mariners’ good faith

SEATTLE – Brandon Maurer shook the nerves, went back to relying on his primary pitches and finally displayed why the Seattle Mariners felt the 22-year-old was ready to make the …


Mariners missing offense in loss to Rangers

SEATTLE – If Justin Smoak had to do it all over again, he’d simply catch the ball this time. But if Brendan Ryan had done that a few batters earlier, …


Offense falters as Mariners fall to Rangers

Joe Saunders didn’t think he was throwing that well when he took the mound Saturday night against Texas. Judging from the Rangers’ offense, he had great stuff. Saunders allowed one …


Mariners snap skid with win over Rangers

Through the first couple weeks of the season, Hisashi Iwakuma has been the most impressive part of Seattle’s starting staff. Iwakuma pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and got the better …


Mariners shut out Astros in home opener

Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in his Seattle home debut, Joe Saunders rebounded from a rough first start to throw 6 1/3 shutout innings, and the Mariners debuted the …


Mariners fall in extra inning

CHICAGO – Michael Morse says he’s emerging from this first, power-laden week feeling like he needs to ease up on the aggressiveness and just relax. And that’s a message Morse …


Hernandez struggles as Mariners lose to White Sox

Felix Hernandez struggled with his command almost from the start. And for a while, he still had enough to keep the Seattle Mariners in front of the Chicago White Sox. …


Lowrie, A’s spoil Saunders debut for Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. – Things looked pretty good for the Mariners after having hit two more home runs just a half inning into this game. But Mariners starter Joe Saunders knew …


Dodgers give Yankees a run for top dollar

The New York Yankees have had Major League Baseball’s highest payroll in each of the last 14 seasons. But this past offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers – triggered by new …


Jeter will start season on DL

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is resigned to starting the season on the disabled list for the first time since 2001. Jeter is undergoing treatment for a sore left …


Major League ballparks tour a big hit for all levels of baseball fans

SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re a baseball fan looking to add a new pastime to your vacation itinerary, consider setting a goal to visit all 30 of the sport’s major …


Trout takes high road on salary

Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout figures if he keeps producing like he did during his historic rookie season, he’ll be in line for a handsome raise soon enough. The …


Saunders feels at home with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners could use an experienced No. 2 or 3 starter in the rotation that is headlined by Felix Hernandez, and left-hander Joe Saunders hopes to …


Felix on schedule for spring

Felix Hernandez is expected to be on the field with his teammates this week when the Mariners open spring training. An elbow issue that reportedly surfaced last week when Hernandez …


Upton picks Atlanta

Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. The Braves also get third baseman …