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Seattle goes 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position, lose

SEATTLE – Manager Eric Wedge told the newest Seattle Mariner, rookie outfielder Carlos Peguero, to have fun and go to the plate swinging Wednesday in the first start of his …


Pineda pitches Mariners past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Michael Pineda is giving the Seattle Mariners hope they have found a formidable pitcher to pair with Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez atop their rotation. Pineda, …


Mariners manager offers choice words after another loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The heated words of an infuriated manager had barely ceased echoing off the clubhouse walls when Mariners utility man Chris Gimenez tried to sum up his …


Bautista buries Mariners

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners left spring training with a bullpen comprised of youth and uncertainty, especially with closer David Aardsma working his way back from hip surgery. A week …


M’s late rally knocks off Blue Jays

SEATTLE – Turns out, seven wasn’t as unlucky as it may have seemed for the Seattle Mariners. Seven-game losing streak? Seven-zero deficit? Both were erased at Safeco Field on Monday …


Blanchette: No feeling cold Mariners can heat up

SEATTLE – After each home game, the Seattle Mariners media relations staff issues a page of notes, statistical curiosities mostly – RBI streaks, a hitter who owns opponent pitching, season …


Cleveland Indians hand Mariners seventh straight loss of season

SEATTLE — It’s perversely fitting that Don Wakamatsu returns to Safeco Field tonight just in time to witness a Mariners team in free fall. Wakamatsu, now the bench coach of …


Blanchette: No feeling cold M’s can heat up

SEATTLE – After each home game, the Seattle Mariners media relations staff issues a page of notes, statistical curiosities mostly – RBI streaks, a hitter who owns opponent pitching, season …


Indians send Mariners to seventh straight loss

SEATTLE — It’s perversely fitting that Don Wakamatsu returns to Safeco Field tonight just in time to witness a Mariners team in free fall. Wakamatsu, now the bench coach of …


Starting pitching carries Orioles to torrid start

One of the early surprise teams in the majors was the Baltimore Orioles, who won their first four games behind strong starting pitching. It was even a bigger surprise considering …


Mariners’ Aardsma nearer return

SEATTLE – Several hours before the Mariners’ game Saturday night against the Indians, a couple of key relief pitchers made important strides back from injury. In the Safeco Field bullpen, …


No-pop Mariners drop sixth consecutive game

SEATTLE – Twice in the final four innings, Chone Figgins stood in scoring position representing a run the Seattle Mariners needed. Both times he never moved.


Mariners open home slate tonight against Cleveland

After nearly two months in Arizona and a six-game road trip to open the regular season, new Seattle manager Eric Wedge was ready to come home and finally enjoy a …


Texas still undefeated after 7-3 win over Seattle

Mitch Moreland delivered the tiebreaking double for the still undefeated Texas Rangers off Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez. The young first baseman then earned a dinner from new teammate Adrian …


Rangers’ Ogando debuts better than M’s Pineda

ARLINGTON, Texas – Michael Pineda made an impressive debut for the Seattle Mariners, only to be outdone by another pitcher also making his first major league start. The 22-year-old Pineda …


Sloppy Mariners help A’s avoid sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. — Somewhat short on obvious talent, the Mariners knew they would have to spend the 2011 season limiting the mistakes that cost teams ballgames. In fact, for the …


MLB Notes: Indians turn season’s first triple play

Carlos Santana had quite a debut at first base for the Cleveland Indians. Normally a catcher, Santana started the first triple play of the season, which helped lead host Cleveland …


Seattle Mariners baseball notes

OAKLAND, Calif. – Seattle Mariners second baseman Jack Wilson was in Saturday’s lineup and feeling fine after both his ankles took the brunt of a takeout slide by David DeJesus …


Ichiro breaks Martinez’s career hits record in M’s win

OAKLAND, Calif. – Ichiro Suzuki was more pleased with the timing of his clutch swing than securing another Seattle record. Ichiro became the Mariners’ career hits leader with two infield …


Mariners mix youth with experience entering 2011 MLB season

The Seattle Mariners could have gone young and turned the season over to their best prospects, knowing that growth can be a painful thing. Or, the Mariners could have signed …


Phillies feature rotation to vie for N.L. crown

Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that’s coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia’s aces. The Colorado Rockies consider themselves a …


In brief: Rangers win on Lundqvist’s 11th shutout

NHL: Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots for his league-leading 11th shutout, and Derek Stepan deflected Michael Sauer’s shot into the net at 6:39 of the first period for the game’s …


Brewers’ Gallardo clamps down on Mariners

PHOENIX – Yovani Gallardo is ready, so let the Milwaukee Brewers’ season begin. Gallardo struck out nine over five scoreless innings in his final start before opening day and the …


Next crop of major league rookies are ready

Last year’s World Series featured each league’s top rookie, with Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants getting the best of Neftali Feliz and the Texas Rangers. Hard to match …


Boston, Chicago spent freely in goal to win A.L.

Be it Red or White, this should be a good summer to play for the Sox. All-Stars Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez wound up in Boston. Adam Dunn picked Chicago, …


New baseball season offers choice dates to remember

An early opener, a neat matchup at Fenway Park and the politically charged All-Star game highlight the 2011 major league season. A few dates to mark on the schedule: • …


A.L. Central Division preview

1. Chicago White Sox The main marketing slogan for the White Sox is “All In” and they certainly earned it in the offseason. They re-signed first baseman Paul Konerko and …


A.L. West Division preview

1. Texas Rangers One of the majors’ toughest lineups got a little deeper when All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract with the A.L. champs …


N.L. East Division preview

1. Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies and most everybody else figured this team had the talent to win it all last season as two-time defending N.L. champions with baseball’s best record. …


A.L. East Division preview

1. Boston Red Sox There are high hopes in Boston, and all the pieces are there for a third World Series championship in eight years. Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay …