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Blanchette: Hernandez deserves Cy support

The Seattle Mariners have crammed 100 pounds of embarrassment – or nearly – into the 10-pound bag of the 2010 season, but one more crushing indignity awaits these pitiable slappies …


200 for Ichiro, but Bautista bomb does in Hernandez, Mariners

TORONTO – On a day of milestone hits, Jose Bautista’s big shot won the game. Bautista hit his major league-leading 50th home run, connecting off Felix Hernandez in the first …


MLB notes: Guillen wants straight talk

Ozzie Guillen would appreciate knowing as soon as possible where he stands with the Chicago White Sox. He knows what he wants: to end his managerial career in the Windy …


Lopez slugs 3 homers in Mariners’ win over Toronto

TORONTO – In a difficult season for Seattle, Jose Lopez has struggled to match the career-high 25 home runs he hit last year. For one night at least, he was …


MLB notes: Torre offers an apology

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre apologized Tuesday for saying he was curious about the New York Mets job, a comment that offended Mets manager Jerry Manuel. “It certainly wasn’t …


Blue Jays pound 3 home runs in victory over Mariners

TORONTO – Sidelined by a sore wrist when the Blue Jays visited Seattle back in May, Travis Snider had been waiting a long time for another chance to face his …


In brief: Season over; Cubs’ Colvin thankful

Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin remained hospitalized in Miami on Monday, a day after his season ended when part of a shattered bat wound up puncturing his chest. Colvin was …


Reserve catalyst of Mariners’ victory over Rangers

SEATTLE – No one was blaming Ryan Langerhans for wanting to pack a week’s worth of action into a single game. After all, it had been an entire week since …


Rangers’ Lee stymies Mariners

SEATTLE – The Felix Hernandez-Cliff Lee 1-2 punch still exists, although it was difficult for the Seattle Mariners to feel anything but punched Saturday night. One day after Hernandez overwhelmed …


Mariners’ fourth straight victim of Boston lefty

The poseurs of Red Sox Nation who turned out in full force at Safeco Field — yes, along with the legitimate hard-cores — no doubt scarcely recognized names like Nava, …


Angels sweep Mariners

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dan Haren held Seattle to three singles over seven innings, Mike Napoli homered and the Angels scored another run on a catcher’s interference call with the bases …


Mariners’ Hernandez struggles in loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. – This was the kind of outing that didn’t do Felix Hernandez and his Cy Young Award chances any favors. Then again, if not for a Seattle Mariners …


Aaron ‘saddened’ by Bonds, Clemens steroid stories

NEW YORK – Hank Aaron’s verdict on baseball’s steroid scandal: “Saddened.” Aaron, long reluctant to weigh in too strongly on the stories involving steroids and baseball, said Tuesday he’ll keep …


Fister, Mariners break skids

OAKLAND, Calif. – Doug Fister won for the second time in nearly four months, Adam Moore homered and the Seattle Mariners broke out of a long scoring slump to beat …


First-inning assault does in Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. – Three pitches in, it was obvious Jason Vargas and the Mariners were in for a long day. In actuality, the two-hour, 19-minute holiday yawner, which the Mariners …


Mariners give Felix offensive support

SEATTLE – As another Mariners season heads down the stretch with more talk of the future than the postseason, there’s still at least one reason to tune in every fifth …


Mariners’ Tuiasosopo shows adaptability

SEATTLE – Matt Tuiasosopo showed up at the Mariners’ spring training camp six months ago with a half-dozen gloves – some for infield, some for outfield and one for first …


Baseball Notebook: Thome ninth on homer list

Jim Thome passed Mark McGwire for ninth place on baseball’s all-time home run list Saturday, hitting a pair of homers for Minnesota in a 12-4 victory over Texas in Minneapolis …


Mariners’ bats stay quiet against Indians

SEATTLE – Nobody can say the Seattle Mariners’ puny offense hasn’t aided a pitcher in need. Saturday night, they helped a guy experience victory for the first time since June. …


Mariners’ Fister pounded in matchup with Cleveland

SEATTLE – Doug Fister had no time to regain his footing. Disaster struck so quickly and severely for the Mariners pitcher in a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on …


Matsui rocks Mariners with two-run homer for Angels

SEATTLE – Hideki Matsui hit a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning, barely eluding the glove of Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 4-2 …


Mariners’ rally came after ace left game in 7th

SEATTLE – Seven innings through his latest scoreless duel and Felix Hernandez was done for the night. There were times this season when it would have been unthinkable to pull …


Bats snooze, Mariners lose and Angels end scoring slumber

In one dugout were the Mariners, who had scored 99 fewer runs than any team in the American League. In the other dugout were the Angels, who came to Seattle …


Moore comes through as Mariners avoid sweep

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners had waited nearly three games for the big hit that would make the difference between losing and winning. What Adam Moore delivered in the seventh …


Mariners draftee takes care of Mom

PEORIA, Ariz. – Before Taijuan Walker got too far into his pro baseball career this summer, he dealt with something more important than a 95 mph fastball and dreams of …


Twins show how it’s done in efficient victory over Mariners

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners are looking into the opposing dugout this weekend directly at what they would like to become. The A.L. Central-leading Minnesota Twins beat them Saturday for …


M’s, Red Sox to play two

David Pauley has been a rainy weather pitcher all season long down at Triple-A Tacoma. But there was no way Pauley was getting a chance to pitch as scheduled in …


Errors costly in Mariners’ loss to Red Sox

BOSTON — A swirling wind and a short wall near the left-field foul line were two of the excuses Ryan Langerhans could have used. But the Mariners left fielder instead …


Blanchette: Fiery nature brands Lou’s career

Lou Piniella walked away from baseball on Sunday, a month earlier than planned and with a tip of the cap instead of a kick of the cap. The latter would …


Yankees score rainy romp over Mariners

NEW YORK — Reality finally caught up with the Mariners in their final two weekend games against a playoff-bound opponent. The defending World Series champion New York Yankees laid waste …