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Mariners drop ninth straight

SEATTLE – Three starts into his major league career, Blake Beavan has settled right in with this Seattle Mariners pitching staff. The 22-year-old right-hander can celebrate his three quality outings, …


Mariners stumble to eighth straight loss

SEATTLE – Since the All-Star break, even throwing a shutout was no guarantee of victory for a Seattle Mariners pitcher. Felix Hernandez didn’t have that problem Saturday night. A shutout …


Mariners of 2001 remember remarkable chemistry

SEATTLE – Ten years later, Lou Piniella does second-guess himself, if only a little. “What could I have done differently?” he said. “I could have brought Jamie Moyer back on …


Mariners stumble to eighth straight loss

SEATTLE – Since the All-Star break, even throwing a shutout was no guarantee of victory for a Seattle Mariners pitcher. Felix Hernandez didn’t have that problem Saturday night. A shutout …


Chemistry gave 2001 Mariners the right mix

SEATTLE – Ten years later, Lou Piniella does second-guess himself, if only a little. “What could I have done differently?” he said. “I could have brought Jamie Moyer back on …


Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers blank Seattle Mariners again

SEATTLE – In their search for offensive consistency, the conundrum for the Seattle Mariners is that they continue to play the same game. The Mariners remained scoreless since the All-Star …


Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven prepare for Baseball Hall of Fame inductions

Bert Blyleven is still fine-tuning his Hall of Fame speech. So is Roberto Alomar, and he might have the more difficult task when the two former major league stars enter …


Mariners’ ‘consistency’ their biggest issue

SEATTLE – On Bastille Day, what did the Seattle Mariners decide to celebrate at the ballpark? Nordic Heritage Night.


Mariners enter second half with decisions to make

SEATTLE – An underperforming offense, mixed with dominating pitching, has left the Seattle Mariners at the All-Star break with a surprising record, mixed with a tinge of missed opportunity. It’s …


Cano wins Home Run Derby showdown

PHOENIX – Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown, even though his Boston rival made the biggest splash. …


The chosen ones

Pitching has again become the dominant force in baseball over the past couple of years, the hitters not standing much of a chance against all those arms. With so many …


Mariners go into break on five-game skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Justin Smoak sat quietly by his locker after this one, taking in the final scenes of a “first half” with the Mariners he sounds like he wants …


M’s Pineda chosen to replace Verlander on All-Star team

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Michael Pineda telephoned his mother in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night with some exciting news. There was a chance, he told her, that he could be …


Breaks go against Mariners in rout

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The unraveling of this Seattle Mariners run at contention was likely completed in one massive third-inning meltdown in which anything that could go wrong pretty much did. …


Mariners’ hitting woes hit rock bottom

OAKLAND, Calif. – Missed opportunities can eat away at teams on the verge of contention. Not that the Mariners had all that many opportunities Wednesday. They managed just two singles …


Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners silence Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – Justin Smoak could not have picked a better time to break out of his worst slump of the season. His seventh-inning double to the right-field corner Monday …


Mariners rookie limits Padres to three hits

SEATTLE – The biggest challenge Blake Beavan faced Sunday was sleeping. He didn’t get to bed until the early morning hours after picking up his family at the airport, and …


Mariners rookie Beavan wins debut over Padres

SEATTLE – The biggest challenge Blake Beavan faced Sunday was sleeping. He didn’t get to bed until the early morning hours after picking up his family at the airport, and …


Mariners find new way to lose game for hard-luck Fister

SEATTLE – Cameron Maybin looked up, saw a full count on the scoreboard and figured like everyone else in the ballpark that he should be headed to first base. Problem …


Braves complete sweep of anemic Mariners

SEATTLE – Josh Bard hasn’t exactly had a front-row seat to what the Mariners have been doing this season. But the veteran catcher, pressed into emergency service on Wednesday because …


Mariners place oft-injured pitcher Bedard on DL

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners’ stellar starting rotation took a hit Wednesday when left-hander Erik Bedard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The Mariners …


Mariners get wacky victory

SEATTLE — Rookie Dustin Ackley led off the top of the 10th inning with a double, then raced home with the go-ahead run when Florida reliever Steve Cishek threw a …


Mariners’ lineup plan put on hold

SEATTLE – The Mariners attempted to trot out the same batting order Saturday night as they’d used a day earlier. But Justin Smoak was a late scratch, forcing the team …


Mariners generate little in setback to Marlins

SEATTLE – None of the magic or warmth experienced in the opener of this Mariners “away series” was in evidence on an unusually chilly late June night at the ballpark. …


Two unearned runs sink Bedard, Mariners

WASHINGTON – What a frustrating two nights the Seattle Mariners have had in the nation’s capital. First, they blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning to open the series. …


Mariners’ Vargas fires shutout at Phillies

SEATTLE – The matchup Sunday clearly didn’t favor the Seattle Mariners – Jason Vargas against Philadelphia Phillies left-hander/All-Star/World Series hero Cole Hamels. But, as pitchers are fond of saying, Vargas …


M’s third baseman can do nothing right

SEATTLE – At this point in the season, Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins might rescue a kitten from a tree and get booed. Figgins, who has heard the wrath of …


Victorino drives in 4 for Philadelphia, who tops Mariners

SEATTLE – Another tense battle with a large crowd in the stands gave the Mariners a taste of what they can expect if this run of theirs carries over into …


Fluky play saves day in Mariners win

SEATTLE – Carlos Peguero’s two-out groundball in the seventh inning ricocheted off second base, over the head of Los Angeles shortstop Erick Aybar and into center field to score a …


Weaver, Angels shut out sloppy Mariners

SEATTLE – It took Doug Fister a few pitches to find his rhythm Tuesday night, and after that – game over. The bigger problem for the Seattle Mariners’ right-hander was …