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Three All-Stars added

ST. LOUIS – Trevor Hoffman was supposed to take his sons fishing. Instead, they’re all headed back to the All-Star game. The career saves leader was a late addition to …


Players grateful for break

After the 88th game, the Mariners will rest. A week ago, the Mariners reached the halfway point of the season in Boston. Sunday, they arrived at a more important juncture: …


Blanchette: Whatever M’s are doing, it’s working

SEATTLE – OK, spend. Buy. Do it now. Go get some right-handed power or a No. 4 starter. Mortgage the farm system. Rent a veteran free-agent-to-be. Grab a fistful of …


Baseball notebook: Phillies scout Martinez

Pedro Martinez said his agent is negotiating with the Philadelphia Phillies, trying to get the pitcher back into the major leagues. Martinez said the Phillies have been scouting him in …


Franklin mints victory for Felix, M’s

SEATTLE – On another night of intrigue with the Seattle Mariners, reports about shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt were generating more hits than the M’s themselves against the Texas Rangers. Then Franklin …


Baseball notebook: Morneau dodges derby

There will be a new champion crowned at the home run derby this year. Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau said he has declined an invitation to participate in the popular …


No relief for M’s: Bullpen folds again

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners foiled the Baltimore Orioles once with the bases loaded and nobody out. They couldn’t foil them twice. Three innings after escaping the ultimate jam, the …


Orioles rally for five in ninth to beat Seattle

SEATTLE — The Baltimore Orioles took advantage of two errors by second baseman Jose Lopez and rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 …


Baseball notebook: Toronto ace trade bait?

Roy Halladay wants to keep pitching for Toronto, but is willing to consider accepting a trade if approached by the Blue Jays. “I want to stay, but I think it’s …


Baseball notebook: N.L. names Derby lineup

Former champion Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez will represent the National League in the All-Star home run derby next week. The four sluggers are the N.L.’s …


Washburn one-hits Orioles

SEATTLE — Jarrod Washburn is pitching better than ever in his 12th major league season. Washburn tossed a one-hitter for his ninth career complete game, leading the Seattle Mariners to …


M’s miss out on Fenway sweep

BOSTON — A frustrated Miguel Batista was upset with himself for denying the Mariners a shot at their first series sweep here in 32 years. Batista spoke over and over …


Baseball notebook: Wedge safe for season

Cleveland general manager Mark Shapiro put an end to speculation that Indians manager Eric Wedge could be fired before season’s end. “Eric and his staff will be managing and coaching …


Pujols tops All-Star voting

NEW YORK — Albert Pujols will be in a familiar spot when St. Louis hosts the 80th All-Star game. Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is headed for a brand new situation. …


Johnson’s 2-run double lifts Mariners to 7-6 win

Rob Johnson doubled home two runs in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Friday night.


Baseball notebook: Webb aims for return

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb will not have surgery on his ailing pitching shoulder, hoping he can play again this year. Webb made the decision Wednesday after meeting with team …


Yanks out-homer M’s in 4-2 victory

NEW YORK – A stiff breeze at this ballpark should have sent a chill down the spine of every Mariners pitcher before the game even began. If not, they sure …


Baseball notebook: Pirates deal outfielders

The Pittsburgh Pirates, swapping outfielders at a rapid rate for the second successive season, sent starting left fielder Nyjer Morgan to the Washington Nationals in a four-player deal involving outfielder …


Yankees outlast patchwork M’s

NEW YORK – So many things seemed to be conspiring against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night that it was tough to tell what would ultimately do them in. There …


M’s hoping Bedard can face Red Sox

NEW YORK – Erik Bedard is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today, and the team hopes he can get up to around 55 or 60 pitches. If that’s the …


Baseball notebook: Manny drops to seventh

Manny Ramirez dropped one spot to seventh place in All-Star voting among N.L. outfielders with four days remaining in balloting for starters. The Los Angeles Dodgers star’s 50-game drug suspension …


M’s send Beltre off with win

LOS ANGELES — As Adrian Beltre went around the clubhouse Sunday hugging his teammates, he had the same message for each one: “Stay healthy.” Beltre’s mission now, of course, is …


Baseball notebook: Rays reach 100 homers, steals

The Tampa Bay Rays became the fastest team to reach 100 homers and 100 steals by the All-Star break when B.J. Upton homered in the third of inning of Sunday’s …


Tough stretch awaits M’s

SEATTLE – That soft bubble in the schedule the Seattle Mariners took advantage of during the last month to eclipse the .500 mark is done. Now comes the real challenge …


Ichiro drives Mariners to 9-3 win

SEATTLE — Ichiro Suzuki lined the 29th leadoff homer of his career into the right-field seats and finished a triple short of the cycle, and the Seattle Mariners gave starter …


Baseball notebook: Smoltz gets wake-up call

After reflecting on the three weeks of sleepless nights that followed his shoulder surgery, John Smoltz sounded as if he might be tossing and turning one more time – this …


Painful win for Seattle

SEATTLE – The Mariners added another to their pile of one-run victories Wednesday night but also to their growing list of injured players. On the day third baseman Adrian Beltre …


Baseball notebook: Manny’s silence vow ends quickly

Shortly after arriving in Albuquerque, N.M., Manny Ramirez vowed that he wouldn’t do interviews until his suspension ends. “I ain’t talking today, baby,” he declared. “Write what you want.”


One inning costly for M’s

SEATTLE – It started so routinely between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. The Mariners pulled their minimalist practice of turning three hits …


Baseball notebook: Fehr sets date to retire

Donald Fehr announced his retirement Monday as head of the baseball players’ association after a quarter-century marked by a strike that canceled the World Series, record salaries and finally 14 …