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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Astros, behind Gerrit Cole, beat Mariners for 17th time in 18 tries this season, 3-0

Houston righty, 4-0 against Seattle this season, has allowed just 12 hits and struck out a whopping 50 in 28 innings in those four starts.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

MLB roundup: Trea Turner’s slam helps Nationals sweep Phillies, clinch wild card

Trea Turner’s go-ahead grand slam lifted Washington to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader sweep Tuesday that helped the Nationals clinch an NL wild card, capping …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 8 a.m.

Whiff! MLB sets strikeout record for 12th straight season

Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the …


Ned Yost stayed with Royals through toughest rebuilding years

After leading the Royals to their first World Series title in 30 years, Ned Yost wanted to stay through rebuilding. He assessed the team during the All-Star break, then told …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Happy returns: Jose Ramirez hits slam, 3-run HR in 1st game back

Cleveland Indians star Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand, then followed with a three-run drive in his …


Gary Sanchez, Edwin Encarnacion nearing return, Gleyber Torres back in lineup

Yankees sluggers Gary Sanchez and Edwin Encarnacion are both expected to be back in the lineup this weekend at Texas in New York’s final regular-season series. Second baseman Gleyber Torres …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Marty Brennaman on final game: ‘Hardest day of my life’

A few hours before the start of his final series as a Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Marty Brennaman was pausing to collect himself at the thought of a final out now …


MLB Leading Off: Ned Yost begins final homestand with Royals

A look at what’s happening around the majors today.



UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Felix Hernandez’s long, complicated journey in Seattle comes to an end

Goodbye was inevitable. This mutual parting of ways, at least in the beginning, seemed unimaginable to those who can remember what it was like when it was good. Yet the …


MLB roundup: George Springer 3 HRs, Justin Verlander 20th win, Astros clinch AL West

George Springer hit a career-high three homers, Justin Verlander posted his MLB-leading 20th win and the Houston Astros clinched their third straight AL West title in grand fashion, routing the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Mallex Smith’s sprint in 13th lifts Mariners over Orioles 7-6

Mallex Smith scored from second base in the 13th inning after Tim Lopes beat out an infield grounder, and the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 7-6.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

MLB roundup: Ninth-inning homers carry Cardinals past struggling Cubs, 9-8

Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel’s first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skid

SAN DIEGO – Rod Barajas was at his daughter’s soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

MLB roundup: Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Felix Hernandez struggles for Mariners in 5-3 loss to Orioles

Hernandez labored through five innings in what was likely his penultimate start with the Seattle Mariners.


MLB roundup: Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club’s first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Shed Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep

Shed Long had three hits and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th on an unusual inning-ending double play as the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5.


Ronald Acuna Jr. becomes third player to hit 40 homers at 21 or younger

Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Yankees’ Domingo German on leave under MLB domestic violence policy

Yankees star pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York’s top winner this season will …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Kyle Lewis homers again as Mariners beat Pirates 4-1

After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Kyle Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major-league games as the Mariners defeated the host Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night in interleague play.


MLB roundup: Cavan Biggio hits for cycle, joins father in exclusive club

Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Marco Gonzales pitches, hits Mariners to 6-0 victory in Pittsburgh

Gonzales pitched one of his best games of the season and he had his first hit as a Mariner – a double off Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller – to carry …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Marco Gonzales pitched seven shutout innings and the Mariners hit three solo home runs in a 6-0 victory against the host Pittsburgh Pirates in interleague play Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League …



UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Braves could repeat their 1973 feat: Three players with 40 homers

Not even the 1927 New York Yankees, despite a lineup famously known as “Murderers’ Row,” had three players with 40 or more home runs. They had two, Babe Ruth with …


MLB roundup: Anthony Rizzo sprains ankle for Cubs, who sweep Pirates

Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from the game with a sprained right ankle, putting a damper on the Chicago Cubs’ 16-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Omar Narvaez’s 10th-inning HR lifts Mariners over White Sox 2-1

Omar Narvaez hit a game-ending home run in the 10th inning against his former team, Felix Hernandez turned in his best outing of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat …