Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:47 EDT
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:06:51 EDTRobinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:58:43 EDTA Mariners bullpen that hadn't allowed a hit over 11 2/3 innings finally cracked in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday as young closer Edwin Diaz gave up four hits and two runs -- and a two-run lead -- in a critical game against the Astros.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:50:04 EDTWhat you should watch: Can Felix shut down Altuve?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:58:37 EDTAs they fight to keep their postseason dreams afloat, the Astros and Mariners continue their three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with a pair of right-handers on the mound.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:44:00 EDTFor all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:34 EDTIf you're a Mariners fan looking to believe, searching for reminders that anything can happen in the game of baseball, look no further than the improbable tale of third-string catcher Jesus Sucre.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:29:11 EDTNelson Cruz likely will be dealing with a sore left wrist for the remainder of the season, but the Mariners' designated hitter was back in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Astros and hopes to play through the issue.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:00 EDTScott Hunter, a Mariners scout for the past three seasons, was promoted to director of amateur scouting on Monday by general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:34:32 EDTLike the rest of Major League Baseball, Taijuan Walker competed with a heavy heart on Sunday, battling through a 4-3 win over the Twins just hours after learning that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had died in a boating accident in Miami.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:20:20 EDTWho do the Mariners have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Seattle's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:00:25 EDTLike the entire baseball world, the Mariners clubhouse was quieted Sunday morning by the shocking news of the death of Marlins pitching standout Jose Fernandez. And no one was hit harder then former Marlins closer Steve Cishek, who was a teammate and friend for the past five years.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:57:56 EDTNelson Cruz seems to be warming up for the stretch run, judging by his latest home run -- the second-longest blast in the Major Leagues this season, according to Statcast™ projections. Cruz launched a two-run shot a projected 493 feet into the upper deck at Target Field in the fourth inning of the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:43:30 EDTTime may be running out on the Mariners playoff chances, but they kept hope alive with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Sunday behind a trio of home runs by Nelson Cruz and Jesus Sucre at Target Field.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:09:38 EDTOther than a prodigious blast by Nelson Cruz, right-hander Tyler Duffey shut down the Mariners for seven innings Saturday as the Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and dented Seattle's Wild Card pursuits with a 3-2 victory at Target Field.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:23:40 EDTAt first, Ketel Marte was just looking for the 22 pounds he lost while dealing with an untimely bout with mononucleosis. But now, the Mariners young shortstop is searching for the hitting stroke he seemed to misplace as well during his two-week stint on the disabled list last month.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:42:03 EDTMariners lefty James Paxton took matters into his own hands on Friday with a powerful seven-inning outing, and he got plenty of help from his offense as Seattle topped the Twins, 10-1, to stay in pursuit of an American League Wild Card.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:35:48 EDTIf the Mariners are going to do damage down the stretch, they're going to need their stars to lead the way. And the big boys -- Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager -- certainly muscled up in a 10-1 win over the Twins on Friday as Seattle kicked off a critical season-ending road trip in fine fashion.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:34:04 EDTWhile much of the Mariners' offensive focus understandably circles around the heart-of-the-order trio of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, veteran right fielder Seth Smith has quietly been playing a key role in the stretch run.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:47:32 EDTThe Mariners issued a statement on Friday stating that they have suspended catcher Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the season following a series of racially charged tweets.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:08:51 EDTJustin Hollander, the current director of player personnel with the Angels, has been hired as the Mariners' director of baseball operations, the club announced Friday.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:04:13 EDTTen games. One road trip. One homestand. And a chance. That's what remains for the Mariners as them embark on their final trek of the season, with a three-game series against the Twins starting Friday, then three games at Houston and four final Safeco Field appearances against the A's.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:20:32 EDTSoccer star Jordan Morris uses hands for first pitch
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:15:30 EDTNeeding an ace performance to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Mariners got seven scoreless innings from Felix Hernandez on Wednesday and Robinson Cano drove in Guillermo Heredia with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 12th as Seattle avoided being swept at Safeco Field with a dramatic 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:04:14 EDTIn a crucial game where the Mariners' big three of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager were a combined 0-for-12 until Cano's game-winning sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, a number of lesser-known heroes stepped up to facilitate Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays at Safeco Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:20:00 EDTThe King's Court was the smallest Felix Hernandez had ever seen it. A sea of Toronto blue pushed it back into just one small yellow triangle crammed behind the left-field foul pole. The King didn't like that.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:50:25 EDTOne thing that would clearly help the Mariners as they head down the stretch is getting Robinson Cano rolling again. Manager Scott Servais acknowledged that the second baseman's 2-for-4 game with a two-run triple in Tuesday's 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays at Safeco Field was one of the few positives out of that setback.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:01:59 EDTThe wheels came off for the Mariners in the fourth inning as nine straight Blue Jays reached base in an eight-run, eight-hit rally that knocked Hisashi Iwakuma out of the game and wobbled the Mariners' postseason hopes with what turned into a 10-2 loss at Safeco Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:47:51 EDTJ.A. Happ became Toronto's first 20-game winner since 2008 on Tuesday night and delivered a blow to his former Mariners teammates' playoff chances in the process, while the Blue Jays smacked four home runs in a 10-2 runaway at Safeco Field.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:03:37 EDTLots of Blue Jays fans have annually made the trek south from Canada to see Toronto play in Seattle since the two teams entered the American League together in 1977, but the numbers swelled and the volume increased on Monday when the Mariners hosted the Jays for the start of a key three-game series at Safeco Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:11:26 EDTMichael Saunders spent the first six years of his career with the Mariners, but whenever the Blue Jays came to town, it felt like a road game. Now he's getting a taste of what it's like on the other side of the spectrum.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:04:34 EDTThe Mariners will be fielding two new Minor League affiliates next year, as the club announced a two-year player development contract with the Arkansas Travelers in the Double-A Texas League and a four-year contract with the Modesto Nuts in the Class A Advanced California League on Tuesday.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:19:28 EDTMarco Estrada allowed one hit over seven-plus innings and Edwin Encarnacion supplied the punch with a two-run homer as the Blue Jays opened a critical three-game series at Safeco Field with a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Monday night.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:29:37 EDTTaijuan Walker survived a line drive off his arm and worked around a gimpy ankle, but he couldn't quite overcome the Blue Jays on Monday night as the Mariners dropped a 3-2 decision in front of a raucous crowd at Safeco Field.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:46:53 EDTWhile Edwin Diaz has been a dominant force since taking over the closer's role in early August, Steve Cishek has been outstanding as well in adapting to a setup role.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:45:20 EDTSeth Smith revived the Mariners' offense -- not to mention their postseason aspirations -- with two home runs and four RBIs and southpaw Ariel Miranda did the rest as Seattle salvaged the final game of its series against the Astros with a 7-3 win on Sunday at Safeco Field.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:27:19 EDTAriel Miranda is hitting his stride at the perfect time for the Mariners. The rookie left-hander extended his winning streak to four games in Seattle's 7-3 victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:42:25 EDTHe made the jump from Double-A Jackson to the Majors during the season, throws heat in the upper 90s and has been a big contributor to the Mariners' bullpen already as a rookie. But, no, we're not talking about closer Edwin Diaz this time.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:14:45 EDTThanks to a strong outing by Mike Fiers and a timely hit by Yulieski Gurriel, the Astros elevated themselves back into the thick of the American League Wild Card chase on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:55:04 EDTIt's tough to see an L next to a performance like James Paxton's against the Astros on Saturday night.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:00:13 EDTCollin McHugh continued his mastery of the Mariners with seven scoreless innings on Friday as the Astros snapped Seattle's eight-game winning streak with a 6-0 victory over Felix Hernandez in the series opener at Safeco Field.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:23:34 EDTIt wasn't the performance Felix Hernandez was looking for with the postseason hunt hitting the stretch run and his Mariners riding in on an eight-game winning streak to open a critical homestand against the Astros and Blue Jays.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:01:03 EDTJohn Ellis and Howard Lincoln, the two previous Mariners CEO and chairman of the board, were honored Friday for their 24 years of service to the organization with a special Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:20:06 EDTFor the eighth time in nine years, the Mariners will open the season on the road as Major League Baseball announced the club's 2017 opener will be April 3 at Houston's Minute Maid Park.