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Mariners find new way to lose game for hard-luck Fister

SEATTLE – Cameron Maybin looked up, saw a full count on the scoreboard and figured like everyone else in the ballpark that he should be headed to first base. Problem …


Mariners place oft-injured pitcher Bedard on DL

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners’ stellar starting rotation took a hit Wednesday when left-hander Erik Bedard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The Mariners …


Braves complete sweep of anemic Mariners

SEATTLE – Josh Bard hasn’t exactly had a front-row seat to what the Mariners have been doing this season. But the veteran catcher, pressed into emergency service on Wednesday because …


Mariners get wacky victory

SEATTLE — Rookie Dustin Ackley led off the top of the 10th inning with a double, then raced home with the go-ahead run when Florida reliever Steve Cishek threw a …


Mariners generate little in setback to Marlins

SEATTLE – None of the magic or warmth experienced in the opener of this Mariners “away series” was in evidence on an unusually chilly late June night at the ballpark. …


Mariners’ lineup plan put on hold

SEATTLE – The Mariners attempted to trot out the same batting order Saturday night as they’d used a day earlier. But Justin Smoak was a late scratch, forcing the team …


Two unearned runs sink Bedard, Mariners

WASHINGTON – What a frustrating two nights the Seattle Mariners have had in the nation’s capital. First, they blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning to open the series. …


Mariners’ Vargas fires shutout at Phillies

SEATTLE – The matchup Sunday clearly didn’t favor the Seattle Mariners – Jason Vargas against Philadelphia Phillies left-hander/All-Star/World Series hero Cole Hamels. But, as pitchers are fond of saying, Vargas …


Victorino drives in 4 for Philadelphia, who tops Mariners

SEATTLE – Another tense battle with a large crowd in the stands gave the Mariners a taste of what they can expect if this run of theirs carries over into …


M’s third baseman can do nothing right

SEATTLE – At this point in the season, Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins might rescue a kitten from a tree and get booed. Figgins, who has heard the wrath of …


Catcher’s two homers help M’s down Tigers

DETROIT — Miguel Olivo took some shots while standing at the plate, then another while crouched behind it. The blows delivered with his bat in his first two-homer game in …


Pineda struggles as Tigers manhandle Mariners

DETROIT – Mariners manager Eric Wedge gained an important piece of information Saturday night. He found out that Michael Pineda won’t buckle, even when he isn’t sharp. Seattle’s prized rookie …


Mariners complete draft by focusing on pitching

SEATTLE – Most of the focus was naturally on the Mariners’ No. 2 overall pick, Danny Hultzen, but Tom McNamara, Seattle’s scouting director, is a firm believer that the bottom …


Olivo’s double sends Mariners past ChiSox

CHICAGO – The Seattle Mariners were having trouble scoring runs in Chicago until the sixth inning of the series finale. Miguel Olivo drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run …


Mariners snare sixth straight series

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners haven’t shown many similarities to their record 2001 team since, well, 2001. Since then, it’s been a team searching for the formula to return to …


Mariners show maturity in close games

SEATTLE – The Mariners on Saturday played their 24th one-run game this season, and while it was a 3-2 loss it continued the important growth of a team that has …


Jones’ homer in eighth inning lifts Orioles over M’s

SEATTLE – Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik huddled behind closed doors with manager Eric Wedge after the latest defeat in which the offense failed to show up. Moments earlier, an …


Yankees rough up M’s Vargas to grab final game

SEATTLE – If it all seemed too good to be true, Seattle Mariners fans, that’s because it was. The once-left-for-dead Mariners were within one win of sweeping the mighty New …


M’s reliever to sit out with injury

The Mariners have another relief pitcher scheduled to do nothing for a while. Joining closer David Aardsma on the sideline is Shawn Kelley, who has been advised not to pitch …


Mariners sneak past Yankees in 12 innings

SEATTLE – Adam Kennedy scored pinch-runner Luis Rodriguez with a bloop single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the 12th inning and the Seattle Mariners won for the ninth …


Bedard, Mariners blank Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – Energy and enthusiasm were everywhere after the Seattle Mariners capped another winning road trip to set up an intriguing weekend series at home with the New York Yankees. …


Dominant Felix caps Mariners sweep

SAN DIEGO – Felix Hernandez put a giant exclamation point on a rousing weekend for the Seattle Mariners. Hernandez tied his career high with 13 strikeouts and the Mariners completed …


Pineda pitches Mariners past low-scoring San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Every run scored had the potential to be a game-clincher for the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night with their rookie star on the mound and a hopeless …


Vargas pitches seven solid innings in Mariners win

SEATTLE – There haven’t been many times over the years when the Seattle Mariners tried a six-man bullpen and didn’t yearn for an extra arm only a few games into …


M’s rained out again in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – As homecomings go, Eric Wedge’s return to Cleveland consisted of a walk-off defeat, a losing streak that reached six games and two rainouts. Returning to Progressive Field for …


Former Mariners carry Baltimore past Seattle

BALTIMORE – The Seattle Mariners received another annoying reminder about the ill-fated 2008 trade that sent Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and three other players to the Baltimore Orioles for Erik …


Mariners let one get away

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners have scored two runs or less in 14 of their 35 games, and manager Eric Wedge seemed ready to strangle someone’s bat after a 5-2, …


Mariners take cautious approach with Aardsma

SEATTLE – Nobody was saying that Mariners closer David Aardsma’s comeback from hip surgery had hit anything more than a hiccup with the tightness he’s feeling in his right forearm. …


Seattle manages just three hits in loss to White Sox

SEATTLE – Doug Fister gave up three games’ worth of hits in five innings Saturday night, but what ultimately beat him and the Seattle Mariners was a pitcher who they’ve …


Rangers beat Mariners

SEATTLE – A reporter mentioned to Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge on Wednesday afternoon how nice it must be to face a Texas Rangers team that’s missing injured slugger Josh …