Mariners fight for playoff spot; Twins try to avoid 100th loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Seattle Mariners are trying to avoid an early end to their season, the Minnesota Twins need a late-season win streak to avoid an ugly bit of franchise history. The Mariners remain in the thick of the American League wild-card race heading into Sunday's series finale at Target Field but cannot have slip-ups like Saturday night's power outage if they are...
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4 hours ago

Twins snap skid, slow Seattle's Wild Card chase

Other 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.
10 hours ago

Marte working hard to regain timing at plate

At 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.
13 hours ago

Cano's 4 hits, Cruz's homer lead Mariners over Twins 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBIs, and Nelson Cruz added a towering two-run homer among his four RBIs as the struggling Seattle Mariners' offense got back on track in a 10-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night to stay on pace in the American League wild card race. James Paxton pitched seven strong innings and finally received a boost from the...
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Paxton sharp as Mariners erupt to keep pace

Mariners 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.
1 day ago

Mariners name Hollander new director of baseball operations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Seattle Mariners have named Justin Hollander as director of baseball operations. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced the move Friday. The 37-year-old Hollander was the director of player personnel for the Los Angeles Angels, where he worked under Dipoto until the general manager resigned last July. Hollander was hired by the Angels in 2008 and...
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Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger following racially-charged Twitter rant

The Seattle Mariners did not take kindly to some racially-charged tweets posted by backup catcher Steve Clevenger on Thursday night. After a brief review of the social media posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and national anthem demonstrations, as well as calling the president “pathetic,” the Mariners decided it was best to keep their distance from Clevenger....
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Seattle Mariners: 3 steps to making the playoffs

For the fans of the Seattle Mariners, it has been a disappointing week.  The Mariners had a chance to make up some big ground in the Wild Card race, but they lost back-to-back series against the Astros and Blue Jays going 2-4 over that stretch.  The good news is the Mariners are only two games behind for the Wild Card.  The bad news is they are behind four teams: the Blue Jays...
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Mariners’ Steve Clevenger tweets poorly about Charlotte protests

We have another white athlete throwing out some hot takes on the protests in Charlotte and Black Lives Matter. This time, it’s Seattle Mariners backup catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, tweeted two different things dissing the protests in Charlotte and the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial tweets were deleted, but the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable girl really enjoys her cotton candy at Mariners game (pics/vid)

Young children who attend baseball games are often far more interested in plenty of other things beyond the action on the field, a perfectly understandable attitude for the wee-lads and wee-lasses. And an adorable little girl taking in a recent Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field is no exception. During Wednesday’s 8-2 Mariners win over the visiting Texas Rangers, this young...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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