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Mariners end feeble season with shutout loss

SEATTLE – A fitting end to this Seattle Mariners season came when the loudest cheer of the night was for a game 2,500 miles away. While the Mariners were suffering …


Texas completes sweep of Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Seattle Mariners are done on the road after matching the slugging A.L. West champion Texas Rangers. Even though the Mariners hit four home runs Sunday, the …


Rangers hit M’s ace Hernandez in two ways

ARLINGTON, Texas – Felix Hernandez said it was “scary,” and the rest of the Seattle Mariners agreed. Turns out it was a false alarm.


Mariners hand Twins 11th straight loss, 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS – Michael Pineda flashed a wide smile as he spoke about the end of his rookie season for the Seattle Mariners. His future appears just as bright as the …


Mariners suffer 14th shutout loss

SEATTLE – Felix Hernandez has seen this game before, but never with Adrian Beltre yapping at him in his home-run trot. “He always talks,” Hernandez said Sunday.


Royals shut down Mariners

SEATTLE– In their past three games the Seattle Mariners showed why, according to manager Eric Wedge, it’s important to let them play through the inconsistency of their successes and failures. …


Seattle manages two hits in loss to Kansas City

SEATTLE – An old problem returned to the younger-by-the-week Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. With their offense limited to just two productive swings by Kansas City Royals starter Felipe Paulino …


Mariners lose game, outfielder Gutierrez

OAKLAND, Calif. – A trying season for Franklin Gutierrez that was initially delayed by a mysterious stomach ailment has now ended with a freak injury. Gutierrez had been coming on …


Pineda tinkers in Seattle Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. – One of the bigger stories of this Mariners season was unfolding just beneath the surface of yet another all-too-routine offensive fold. It involved Michael Pineda unleashing up …


Hernandez goes distance in M’s win; Wilson traded

SEATTLE – Another link to the Mariners team that began the 2011 season was severed on Wednesday when Jack Wilson was traded. Wilson began the year as Seattle’s starting second …


White Sox rough up Vargas, sweep Mariners

SEATTLE – It’s late August and the dozen rookies with the Seattle Mariners are entering a phase of the baseball season few of them have faced – another whole month …


Mariners’ Kyle Seager an eager utility man

SEATTLE – On an empty field Saturday afternoon, Kyle Seager was at shortstop fielding balls and getting pointers from Mariners bench coach Robby Thompson. Saturday night, Seager was back at …


White Sox’s Danks outduels Seattle’s Pineda

SEATTLE – The sight of fictitious Larry Bernandez throwing out the ceremonial first pitch gave a pretty good indication this night would belong to pitchers. And it pretty much did …


Mariners discover offense in rout of Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Reliever Jamey Wright summed up the mindset of the resurgent Mariners’ new offense: “It’s nice to beat up on someone for a change.” Or perhaps the optimal quote …


Walkoff HR sends M’s to 5th straight loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When he stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Damon briefly contemplated bunting to “set the table for Longo (Evan …


Rays’ Hellickson mows down Mariners again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – At least this time the Mariners were spared the indignity of blowing a late lead. With Charlie Furbush struggling early, the M’s fell behind big, and …


Mariners’ Vargas gets a win

ARLINGTON, Texas – Casper Wells had the tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning for the Seattle Mariners in a 4-3 victory over the American League West-leading Texas Rangers on …


Youngsters Beavan, Robinson give M’s winning spark

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Far out of playoff contention, the Seattle Mariners have turned to a youth movement as they bank on the future. Blake Beavan and Trayvon Robinson are two …


Hernandez puts end to Mariners’ 17-game skid

NEW YORK – Felix Hernandez remained glued to his dugout position, as if not trusting the clubhouse television to tell him what was about to happen. For the first time …


Red Sox send M’s to franchise-worst 15th straight loss

BOSTON – A new look. A different pregame attitude. Same result. Mariners manager Eric Wedge was trying to keep things relaxed about an hour before the game, walking around and …


Mariners drop 11th consecutive game

TORONTO – Josh Bard bore a look of disbelief as he tried to explain how a season could go so wrong in two weeks. It was only 14 days earlier …


Mariners drop ninth straight

SEATTLE – Three starts into his major league career, Blake Beavan has settled right in with this Seattle Mariners pitching staff. The 22-year-old right-hander can celebrate his three quality outings, …


Mariners stumble to eighth straight loss

SEATTLE – Since the All-Star break, even throwing a shutout was no guarantee of victory for a Seattle Mariners pitcher. Felix Hernandez didn’t have that problem Saturday night. A shutout …


Mariners of 2001 remember remarkable chemistry

SEATTLE – Ten years later, Lou Piniella does second-guess himself, if only a little. “What could I have done differently?” he said. “I could have brought Jamie Moyer back on …


Mariners enter second half with decisions to make

SEATTLE – An underperforming offense, mixed with dominating pitching, has left the Seattle Mariners at the All-Star break with a surprising record, mixed with a tinge of missed opportunity. It’s …


Mariners go into break on five-game skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Justin Smoak sat quietly by his locker after this one, taking in the final scenes of a “first half” with the Mariners he sounds like he wants …


M’s Pineda chosen to replace Verlander on All-Star team

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Michael Pineda telephoned his mother in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night with some exciting news. There was a chance, he told her, that he could be …


Breaks go against Mariners in rout

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The unraveling of this Seattle Mariners run at contention was likely completed in one massive third-inning meltdown in which anything that could go wrong pretty much did. …


Mariners’ hitting woes hit rock bottom

OAKLAND, Calif. – Missed opportunities can eat away at teams on the verge of contention. Not that the Mariners had all that many opportunities Wednesday. They managed just two singles …


Mariners rookie limits Padres to three hits

SEATTLE – The biggest challenge Blake Beavan faced Sunday was sleeping. He didn’t get to bed until the early morning hours after picking up his family at the airport, and …