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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 …


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 …


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 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 …


Wells’ two homers lead Angels to win over Mariners

SEATTLE – Of all the developments that might have gone sour for the Mariners on Monday night, home runs by Vernon Wells didn’t figure prominently in the possibilities. Yet it …


Catcher’s two homers help M’s down Tigers

DETROIT — Miguel Olivo took some shots while standing at the plate, then another while crouched behind it. The blows delivered with his bat in his first two-homer game in …


Olivo’s two homers power Mariners past Tigers

DETROIT — Miguel Olivo took some shots while standing at the plate, then another while crouched behind it. The blows delivered with his bat in his first two-homer game in …


Pineda struggles as Tigers manhandle Mariners

DETROIT – Mariners manager Eric Wedge gained an important piece of information Saturday night. He found out that Michael Pineda won’t buckle, even when he isn’t sharp. Seattle’s prized rookie …


Olivo’s double sends Mariners past ChiSox

CHICAGO – The Seattle Mariners were having trouble scoring runs in Chicago until the sixth inning of the series finale. Miguel Olivo drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run …


Mariners complete draft by focusing on pitching

SEATTLE – Most of the focus was naturally on the Mariners’ No. 2 overall pick, Danny Hultzen, but Tom McNamara, Seattle’s scouting director, is a firm believer that the bottom …


Mariners snare sixth straight series

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners haven’t shown many similarities to their record 2001 team since, well, 2001. Since then, it’s been a team searching for the formula to return to …


Rays’ Hellickson outduels Mariners’ Fister

SEATTLE – Doug Fister’s strong outing was derailed by a loss of control in one inning. The Tampa Bay Rays scored three times in the second, taking advantage of a …


Mariners show maturity in close games

SEATTLE – The Mariners on Saturday played their 24th one-run game this season, and while it was a 3-2 loss it continued the important growth of a team that has …