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RBI single in eighth gives Mariners series win over Tigers

SEATTLE – All it took was two clutch at-bats for John Jaso to get a new title in the Seattle clubhouse. “Best clutch hitter ever!” Miguel Olivo shouted toward Jaso …


Carp, Montero deliver big hits as Mariners win

SEATTLE – Mike Carp played one regular season game, made one awkward landing on a dive and found himself on the disabled list. Considering this first week of May has …


Mariners back up Hernandez in 7-0 victory

SEATTLE – Getting their staff ace to shut down one of the worst offenses in baseball wasn’t the key to the Seattle Mariners finally snapping their losing streak at seven …


Rays, Shields hold off Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – For the Mariners, it was game in which, as manager Eric Wedge put it, “one guy gave us every opportunity to win the ballgame offensively.” That …


Seattle 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position in defeat

TORONTO – Chone Figgins saw a change-up he liked in the game’s first at-bat and launched it over the right-field wall. Dustin Ackley followed by ripping another pitch off the …


Frustration returns for M’s in shutout loss

TORONTO – This wasn’t going to be the day for Brendan Ryan to turn his battling at-bats into any results on the hits ledger. Throughout their recent streak of road …


M’s Hernandez shuts down Tigers

DETROIT – Felix Hernandez couldn’t recall struggling to throw strikes as much as he did early on Wednesday night. That’s probably because Hernandez walked three in the first inning for …


White Sox complete sweep of M’s

SEATTLE – For the second straight outing, Seattle Mariners starter Kevin Millwood was unable to hold onto a lead in a game Seattle would go on to lose. The Mariners …


Ichiro, Figgins supply power to back M’s Vargas

SEATTLE – Few will truthfully say they were there the night Chone Figgins and Ichiro both flexed some home-run power in the same inning. But those who were among the …


Blanchette: Jack Z nimble in making this M’s quick fix

SEATTLE – Jack Zduriencik rode the elevator down to field level with reporters Saturday night, deflecting even perfunctory congratulations after the Seattle Mariners actually managed to score, you know, a …


Jaso’s single caps M’s ninth-inning rally

ARLINGTON, Texas – John Jaso finally got in the lineup for the Seattle Mariners, and came through with big hits off two of the Texas Rangers’ top relievers. Jaso’s RBI …


Mariners notch win despite Hernandez’s off night

OAKLAND, Calif. – Felix Hernandez sweated out most of the last three innings from the dugout, watching the seven-run lead he once held on the mound dissolve. For a change, …


Big inning lifts Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. – Back from Japan, the Seattle Mariners needed a few innings on the field to brush off the jetlag and snap out of their slumber. Miguel Olivo and …


Ichiro leads Mariners past A’s in opener

TOKYO – Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners …


Mariners seek value for ‘historical’ player

TOKYO – To see Ichiro adored his homeland is a remarkable thing. Which only complicates matters.


Mariners owner remains an enigma

TOKYO – The Mariners flew 4,800 miles to the owner’s homeland, but it wasn’t quite enough to get Hiroshi Yamauchi to the ballyard to see his team play.


M’s Ackley looks like natural at second base

PEORIA, Ariz. – Consider second base second nature now for Dustin Ackley. It wasn’t that way a year ago, when Ackley was still trying to learn his new position. A …


Giants, Wilson edge M’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Giants closer Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in his spring debut and San Francisco nicked Felix Hernandez while beating the Seattle Mariners 7-5 Sunday. Wilson, who …


M’s Sherrill learns to manage elbow pain

George Sherrill reaches for his left elbow and points to the fleshy part just to the right of the joint. “That’s where it’s at,” he says of the nagging ache …


Oakland defeats Mariners in exhibition

Jonny Gomes and Jemile Weeks hit two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics’ backups beat up the Seattle Mariners’ regulars 9-2. Carlos Peguero homered for the second straight day for …


Mariners keep the faith that Robinson will blossom

PEORIA, Ariz. – Trayvon Robinson arrived in Seattle last year in a blaze of highlights. A single off Jered Weaver and a home-run robbing catch in his first game. A …


All eyes on Iwakuma as Mariners’ camp opens

PEORIA, Ariz. – Spring training is officially under way with Seattle’s pitchers and catchers holding their first workout. The center of attention for the brief Sunday morning session at the …


Young Mariners appear early

PEORIA, Ariz. – Well before most of the pitchers and catchers had filtered in for their physicals, a group of Mariners position players was suiting up for some work in …


Mariners sign RHP Millwood

SEATTLE – In 2005, right-hander Kevin Millwood recorded a 2.86 earned-run average – lowest in the American League – in his lone season pitching for the Cleveland Indians. Now Millwood …


M’s Wilhelmsen’s proves perfect mix

As we wait for the Prince to pick his city, it looks more and more as if the Seattle Mariners will again leave their constituency in a rage – or …


Iwakuma impressed with Mariners’ desire to sign him

SEATTLE – It was in mid-December that Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma and his wife got to take in Seattle for the first time. They looked at potential houses, scouted school …


Divorce trial puts focus on Mariners’ true worth

SEATTLE – Two court-ordered financial appraisals of the Mariners have concluded the team is worth far more than previously believed. For the past three weeks, the divorce trial of Mariners …


Mariners still in line for slugger Fielder

DALLAS – Megadeals began dropping on the final full day of the baseball winter meetings as the Mariners tried to gauge what the competition for Prince Fielder will soon look …


Upgrading Mariners’ anemic offense could come at high price

Two years ago this week, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik arrived at the baseball winter meetings in Indianapolis in search of a big bat. He’d just landed free-agent third baseman …


Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman slain

Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early today and his brother was arrested as a suspect, Dutch police said.