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Felix Hernandez strikes out 12 as Seattle beats Texas

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven innings, and Mike Zunino’s first home run of the season gave Seattle the lead for good as the Mariners snapped a …


MLB notes: Kris Bryant struggles in Cubs debut

Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who …


Mariners lose to Rangers

SEATTLE – Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon playfully smiled when he looked around the room before Friday’s game and said, “What do you want to talk about, the world coming …


Stone: M’s closer Fernando Rodney deserves chance for limited time

Nothing sucks the soul out of a baseball team – or I should say, a fan base – quicker than a ninth-inning closer meltdown. Except two of them, I guess.


MLB notes: Baltimore Orioles enjoy travel-light opening to season

The Baltimore Orioles’ early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn’t play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1 …


Mariners get another homer from Nelson Cruz but little else in loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Nelson Cruz went deep again Wednesday night. That makes six homers in five games and at least one in five straight games. And the good news pretty …


Mariners lose from ahead again

LOS ANGELES – The lesson coming out of Dodger Stadium over the last two days is the Mariners can build multi-run leads with their improved home-run pop, but their vaunted …


MLB notes: Streaking Royals lose Alex Rios to injury

The Kansas City Royals have suffered their first loss of the season: Right fielder Alex Rios was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken bone in his left …


Howie Kendrick’s 2-run single in 9th helps Dodgers beat Mariners

LOS ANGELES — Howie Kendrick had a game-winning two-run single in the ninth against Seattle closer Fernando Rodney to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the …


Dodgers rally from early deficits to defeat Mariners 6-5 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES – A four-run lead wasn’t enough Monday night for James Paxton and the Mariners. Heck, four homers of firepower wasn’t enough. Paxton squandered that support before the Los …


Colorado Rockies demote closer LaTroy Hawkins

LaTroy Hawkins is being moved out of Colorado’s closer role for now, though manager Walt Weiss isn’t ruling out the right-hander returning to ninth-inning duties. Weiss spoke with Hawkins on …


Let’s put the refs back in charge

Monday: There has been a lot of discussion this season on improving college basketball. The game has gotten too physical, the narrative goes, and changes have to be made. Attendance …


Brad Miller’s throw, then bat help Mariners beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – The narrative the Mariners want to see from Saturday’s rollicking 5-4 victory over Oakland in 11 innings is one that points to their resilience and improved ability …


Taijuan Walker, Mariners awful in losing third straight

OAKLAND, Calif. – As fiascos go, this was a pretty complete effort Friday night by the Mariners in a 12-0 collapse against the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum. Heck, …


Taijuan Walker, Mariners awful in losing third straight

As fiascos go, this was a pretty complete effort Friday night by the Mariners in a 12-0 collapse against the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum.


Back from injury, Taijuan Walker grabs hold of spot in Mariners rotation

SEATTLE – It didn’t matter that he wasn’t pitching on Monday. The spectacle of the Seattle Mariners’ season opener – at home, especially – was the kind of moment for …


MLB notes: Faulty clocks disrupt new speed-up rules in minors

Minor league baseball’s new speed-up rules hit a glitch on opening day. The center-field clock in Buffalo stopped working after the second inning of the Triple-A Bisons’ opener against the …


Baseball notes: Adrian Gonzalez sets homer record

Adrian Gonzalez homered three times for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 7-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, making him the first player …


Mariners complete first series with 1-2 record

SEATTLE – It bears repeating amid the hype and expectations surrounding the Mariners that…well, first, that even the best clubs, and players, hit rough patches on occasion. It happens.


Blanchette: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred focuses on less-pressing issue

SEATTLE – Rob Manfred, the new potentate of Major League Baseball (another subsidiary of One Game at a Time, Inc.), blew into town Wednesday and held a closed-door Q-and-A with …


Tyler Olson’s debut with Mariners swift, successful

SEATTLE – Tyler Olson’s major league debut for the Seattle Mariners was barely a cameo – but he handled it like a star. One pitch, two outs.


MLB notes: Chris Davis hitless in return to O’s

Chris Davis went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch in his return to the Baltimore Orioles after a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test. Davis, who …


Mariners revert to painfully familiar offense in defeat

SEATTLE – On a typically chilly April night at Safeco Field, maybe it made sense that the key hit of the game came from a man named Freese. A two-run …


Blanchette: World Series spot may be premature

SEATTLE –Lloyd McClendon sits in his Safeco Field office, surrounded by reporters, and parries a question about his lineup card, which shows that he has decided to play his designated …


C.J. Wilson throws 8 sharp innings, Angels beat Mariners

SEATTLE — Angels manager Mike Scioscia and pitcher C.J. Wilson had differing views of the same performance.


Felix Hernandez dominates L.A. Angels in Mariners’ ninth straight Opening Day victory

SEATTLE – You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you don’t nudge the King’s crown off his brow. Not on Opening Day, anyway.


Dodgers have baseball’s highest opening-day payroll with $270 million

The Los Angeles Dodgers set a baseball record with a $270 million opening-day payroll, including nearly $44 million going to players no longer on the team. Major League Baseball’s average …


A-Rod has uneventful return to Yankees after one-year suspension

Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked out an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out. A-Rod was back with …


Couch Slouch says MLB messes up Opening Day again

In his swan song as MLB commissioner last year, Bud Selig scheduled Opening Day in Australia. Because, hey, nothing says spring and baseball more than playing the season’s first game …


2015 MLB preview: National League West

Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 record: 94-68, first place, lost to St. Louis in division series