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Twins sweep Mariners

Minnesota completes 3-game series sweep with 5-4 victory

Date: 05/29/2016 | Sports

Mariners reacquire outfielder Kivlehan from Rangers

SEATTLE — After being dealt to the Texas Rangers in December, Patrick Kivlehan is once again a member of the Seattle Mariners organization.

Date: 05/29/2016 | Sports

'That was a crazy game'

M's run themselves into game-ending double play, fall 6-5 to Twins

Date: 05/28/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Marte no longer limited by sprained thumb

SEATTLE — Ketel Marte's return to active duty as the Seattle Mariners shortstop is now only limited by the requirements of the 15-day disabled list."I feel good," Marte said after testing his recovery from a sprained left thumb Saturday by hitting...

Date: 05/28/2016 | Sports

Felix battered in M's 7-2 loss to Twins

SEATTLE — A crowd of 40,291 rolled into Safeco Field on Friday night — lured by post-game fireworks, a bomber hat giveaway and, yes, the first-place Seattle Mariners.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Martin placed on 15-day DL, Romero recalled

SEATTLE — This wasn't the Seattle Mariners' best-case scenario.Center fielder Leonys Martin was placed on the 15-day disabled list roughly two hours prior to Friday's series opener against Minnesota when an examination revealed a strained left hamstring.The...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Team may face roster decision with Martin injury

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners could face similar roster decisions in evaluating the "tweak" in center fielder Leonys Martin's left hamstring that surfaced last weekend when shortstop Ketel Marte suffered a sprained left thumb.Is the injury serious enough...

Date: 05/26/2016 | Sports

No longer royalty?

Scouts say it's time for M's ace Hernandez to adjust

Date: 05/26/2016 | Sports

Big night for Lind

M's 1B has 4 hits, including 2 HRs, and 6 RBI in 13-3 win over A's

Date: 05/25/2016 | Sports

Sardinas recalled from Tacoma, starts at shortstop for Mariners

SEATTLE — Utility infielder Luis Sardinas, as expected, rejoined the Mariners prior to Wednesday's series finale against Oakland when recalled to the big leagues after a 10-day remedial stay at Triple-A Tacoma."I got more at-bats," said Sardinas, who...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Sports

Do the Mariners have a home-field disadvantage

The only disappointing trend of Jerry Dipoto's otherwise laudable effort to rebuild the Seattle Mariners has been their inability to succeed at Safeco Field. They are 18-7 away from Seattle — that's the best road record in baseball — but began Tuesday with an 8-11 record at...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Sports

Mariners walk off with win

Martin’s 2-run, 2-out 9th-inning HR lifts M's to 6-5 win over A’s

Date: 05/24/2016 | Sports

Sardinas likely to return to Mariners to replace injured Marte

SEATTLE — Utility infielder Luis Sardinas reached his required 10-day stay in the minors Tuesday and could be headed back to the big leagues to help fill the gap created by an injury to shortstop Ketel Marte.That move could come as soon as Wednesday.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Sports

Season over for ex-Mariner Carson Smith

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox announced that pitcher Carson Smith is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, effectively ending his season.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Sports

Mariners' bullpen gets late-inning boost

SEATTLE — As good as the Seattle Mariners' bullpen has been in compiling a 2.63 ERA, the final two innings of their most recent road trip nonetheless provided a measure of reassurance.Veteran setup man Joaquin Benoit was far sharper Sunday in the 5-4 win at...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Martin back to leadoff roots

SEATTLE — That November trade for Leonys Martin is working out pretty well so far for the Seattle Mariners, eh?For the second consecutive game Monday it was Martin and not usual No. 1-hitter Nori Aoki batting leadoff for the Mariners.Seattle had Martin, its...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Sports

A's blank M's

Oakland scores five runs in 8th inning, beats Mariners 5-0

Date: 05/23/2016 | Sports

Who's getting it done for the Mariners? Everyone

This morning I came across the following tweet:

Date: 05/23/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Guti hopes big day signals end of slump

CINCINNATI — Franklin Gutierrez’s 473-foot homer was the signature moment Saturday in the Seattle Mariners’ 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, but it was just part of an encouraging day in what has been a season-long struggle.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Sports

Mariners put shortstop Marte on 15-day DL, recall Taylor from Tacoma

CINCINNATI — In the end, the Mariners opted Sunday not to play short-handed for even a few days while shortstop Ketel Marte recovers from a sprained left thumb.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Sports

Martin leads M's to win

Center fielder has four hits in Mariners' 5-4 victory over Reds

Date: 05/22/2016 | Sports

Servais signals changing roles in Mariners' bullpen

CINCINNATI — The attention Friday night centered on Cincinnati's gruesome bullpen after it chummed up seven runs over the final three innings as the Mariners rallied for an 8-3 victory.Less obvious were the continuing changes within the Mariners' bullpen, which...

Date: 05/21/2016 | Sports

Sprained thumb sidelines Mariners' shortstop Marte

CINCINNATI — Ketel Marte's first thought as pain began pulsing through his hand Saturday afternoon after he stole second base in the Mariners' 4-0 victory over Cincinnati was that he had again broken his thumb.Marte knows that feeling all too well.He...

Date: 05/21/2016 | Sports

Guti goes deep

Gutierrez hits 473-foot home run in Mariners' 4-0 win over Reds

Date: 05/21/2016 | Sports

M's come back to win

Mariners rally against Reds' bullpen, beat Cincinnati 8-3

Date: 05/20/2016 | Sports

Friday musical interlude

When the Mariners held their pre-spring training press conference in January, they opened by announcing that the Mariners and Safeco Field would be hosting a Billy Joel concert during the season. Today is the day, so here's a taste of what's to come at Safeco tonight.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

M’s notebook: Seager red-hot in May

BALTIMORE — While Robinson Cano generally grabbed the spotlight in recent weeks as the centrifuge in the Seattle Mariners' improved attack, Kyle Seager has the better numbers since the calendar turned to May.Seager entered Thursday's series finale against the...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Sports

Road warriors

Lind's three-run homer propels M’s past Orioles in Baltimore

Date: 05/19/2016 | Sports

M’s run production up

BALTIMORE — Maybe it’s the weather — although it was 54 degrees Tuesday for the first pitch prior to a 10-run shelling of the Baltimore Orioles. Or maybe it’s just the law of averages.Whatever it is, the Seattle Mariners show added punch since the calendar turned to May.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Sports

Mariner killer

Ex-M Tillman improves to 7-0 against Seattle as Orioles win 5-2

Date: 05/18/2016 | Sports

Mariners activate Benoit, option reliever Guaipe to Triple-A Tacoma

BALTIMORE — Veteran right-hander Joaquin Benoit returned Tuesday to the Seattle Mariners' bullpen mix after passing a final test on his sore shoulder in a pre-game bullpen workout."It went well," he said. "You can tell people that I'll be...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Sports

Mariners rout Orioles

Cruz drives in 5 runs in M's 10-0 victory over Baltimore

Date: 05/17/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Clevenger, a former Oriole, goes home to Baltimore

SEATTLE — As a youngster growing up in southwest Baltimore's Pigtown neighborhood, Steve Clevenger and his buddies could walk to Camden Yards whenever they wanted to catch an Orioles game.The Mariners' backup catcher lived "five to 10 blocks" from the...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Sports

Yes it was a bad weekend, but stick with M's and Sounders

I have a little egg on my face.My column Sunday was about how well the Mariners and Sounders were playing, and that I thought their play warranted more attention than some of the...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Mariners send Sardinas to Tacoma, call up utility infielder O'Malley

SEATTLE — Shawn O'Malley had a number of friends and family members planning to watch him play for the Tacoma Rainiers Sunday at Cheney Stadium.Instead O'Malley rerouted his contingent to Safeco Field.That's because O'Malley was called up to the Seattle...

Date: 05/15/2016 | Sports

Ups and downs

Get ready to ride the wave with Mariners

Date: 05/15/2016 | Sports

Angels sweep Mariners

Mariners get two hits as Angels beat Seattle 3-0

Date: 05/15/2016 | Sports

Good things happening

Patterson: Seahawks rule, but time to turn focus to M’s, Sounders

Date: 05/15/2016 | Sports

Another blown save

Angels score 3 in 9th, beat Mariners 9-7

Date: 05/14/2016 | Sports

Angels stun M's

Los Angeles rallies in the ninth to beat Seattle 7-6

Date: 05/13/2016 | Sports

M's notebook: Stats say Lind swinging at too many non-strikes

SEATTLE — It isn't hard to identify the chief cause of Adam Lind's season-long slump: He is swinging at 39.1 percent of pitches that aren't strikes, according to numbers compiled by number, not surprisingly, is the worst percentage on the...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Sports

Who are these guys?

Art Thiel: No-name M’s oozing with team chemistry

Date: 05/12/2016 | Sports

For M's ‘everything is falling in place’

SEATTLE — It was late March near the backstop of a practice field at the Mariners' year-round complex in Peoria, Arizona, that general manager Jerry Dipoto voiced a concern circulating through the organization."I like our club," he said, "but...

Date: 05/12/2016 | Sports

Commentary: Mariners’ 23-year-old Walker shows signs of greatness

For five innings, you saw everything that glittered. All the promise and power. The improving variety of secondary pitches.This was the Taijuan Walker that the scouts and evaluators promised.And the command; so thorough and convincing. So special.The...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Sports

GM Dipoto says Mariners' prospect Diaz can be ‘dynamic’ reliever

SEATTLE — The decision this week by the Seattle Mariners to shift right-hander Edwin Diaz, generally viewed as their top pitching prospect, to a relief role stemmed from a simple evaluation.The Mariners believe Diaz, 22, projects as a back-of-the-rotation starter...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Sports

Iannetta's walk-off homer gives Mariners sweep of Rays

TALKING POINTSAnother day, another hero for the Seattle Mariners.Chris Iannetta blasted a walk-off homer, giving the Mariners a 6-5, 11-inning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. The victory completed a...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

M's walk off with victory

Iannetta's 11th-inning home run lifts M's to 6-5 win over Rays

Date: 05/11/2016 | Sports

Mariners vs. Rays lineups: Seattle goes for sweep

Here's the lineups for the Mariners' game Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field:SEATTLE (20-13)Norichika Aoki, LFKetel Marte, SSRobinson Cano, 2BNelson Cruz, DHKyle Seager, 3BSeth Smith,...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

M's top Rays 6-4

Mariners reach 20 wins through 33 games for first time in 13 years

Date: 05/10/2016 | Sports

Mariners' reliever Benoit could return next week

SEATTLE — Injured Seattle Mariners setup reliever Joaquin Benoit is tracking for a return next week to active duty, while lefty Charlie Furbush is nearly ready to head to Arizona for the next step in his rehab process.Both reported no day-after problems following...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Sports

Aoki sees similarities between Mariners and 2014 Royals

SEATTLE — Mariners outfielder Nori Aoki has been here before.Playing his first season for a new team saddled with an extended postseason drought and trying to reverse a losing culture that infected the entire organization.He played for the 2014 Kansas...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Sports

Marte leads M's by Rays

Shortstop has four hits, including 3-run HR in 5-2 victory

Date: 05/09/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Cano named AL player of the week

SEATTLE — Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano reaped further recognition Monday for his hot start — and his weekend shelling of the Houston Astros — when he was picked as the American League's player of the week.So ... a question:

Date: 05/09/2016 | Sports

Cano is hot, but so is Mariners' third baseman Seager

HOUSTON — Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is the victim of what amounts to a solar eclipse.Robinson Cano continues to hog attention because of a 18-for-35 surge over eight games in May, which lifted his average from .226 to .305. He also has three...

Date: 05/08/2016 | Sports

M's finish road trip 5-2

Mariners have a 'dud' on Sunday, lose 5-1 to Astros

Date: 05/08/2016 | Sports

Cano lifts M's over Astros

Cano's 10th-inning homer, his 2nd of game, gives Mariners 3-2 win

Date: 05/07/2016 | Sports

Mariners' shortstop Marte ‘pretty special’

HOUSTON — Heading into Saturday night's game against Houston, the Seattle Mariners' leading hitter was ... shortstop Ketel Marte at .298.That speaks to Marte's ongoing surge at the plate since starting the season in a 8-for-43 funk over his first 12 games. He is...

Date: 05/07/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Praise for Astros' Altuve

HOUSTON — Even in victory Thursday, the Seattle Mariners couldn't contain their admiration for Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who went 4-for-4 with a tape-measure homer and a booming double."He's not really a guy you can pitch around,"...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Sports

Winning streak halted

Walker exits with neck spasms, M's fall to Astros 6-3

Date: 05/06/2016 | Sports

Robbie does it again

Cano’s 3-run double in 9th lifts M's over Astros 6-3

Date: 05/05/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Vincent steps up in injury-depleted bullpen

HOUSTON — The move by the Seattle Mariners in late March to acquire right-handed reliever Nick Vincent from San Diego continues to grow in importance as injuries decimate the bullpen.The latest casualty is right-hander Tony Zych, who is expected to miss...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Sports

Defensive shifts haven’t stopped Mariners’ Cano

OAKLAND, Calif. — Robinson Cano says he’s surprised to see opponents consistently employing defensive shifts — sometimes, extreme shifts — this season when he’s at the plate.“Honestly, yes,” he said. “But that’s good. Let them keep doing that.”

Date: 05/05/2016 | Sports


Lee hits 2 home runs as Mariners rally to beat A's 9-8

Date: 05/04/2016 | Sports

M's hit 3 homers, beat A's

Martin, Cano, Seager homer in Mariners' 8-2 win over Oakland

Date: 05/03/2016 | Sports

Mariners’ Aoki starts to find his groove

OAKLAND, Calif. — The most consistent player in the majors over the last four seasons believes he is finally finding his form atop the Seattle Mariners’ lineup.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Sports

Mariners place Zych on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just when the Seattle Mariners' bullpen appeared to be in full lockdown mode, right-hander Tony Zych is heading to the disabled list because of tendinitis in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder.The Mariners replaced Zych by selecting the...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Sports

Bullpen shuts down A's

Four relievers help Mariners beat Oakland 4-3

Date: 05/02/2016 | Sports

Mariners' catcher Iannetta starts third game in a row

SEATTLE — Whether it was because of who was on the mound (Taijuan Walker), or how many runs the Kansas City Royals had scored in the first two games of the series (zero) — Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta was back behind the plate for the day game Sunday.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Smith carries hot bat into May

SEATTLE — If you had the hot-bat month that outfielder Seth Smith did with the Seattle Mariners in April, you might not want to turn the page.Good thing that Smith historically has been even better in May.The 33-year-old Mississippi native finished April...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Sports

Royals top Mariners

Kansas City snaps 5-game losing streak with 4-1 victory

Date: 05/01/2016 | Sports

Mariners blank Royals

Miley shuts out Kansas City on five hits as Seattle wins 6-0

Date: 04/30/2016 | Sports

Mariners get one hit, win 1-0

Hernandez, bullpen combine to shut down Royals

Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Furbush encouraged by rehab progress

SEATTLE — A hold-the-rope mentality remains in place for the Mariners’ bullpen until Charlie Furbush and Joaquin Benoit, the two relievers once projected as the unit’s primary set-up guys, can return to active duty.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports

Mariners notebook: Cano powering up

Through Wednesday, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano led the American League with eight home runs and 24 RBI. No other AL player had more than 19 RBI."I'm not trying (to hit home runs)," Cano said, "but it's good. It's always good to start the season...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Sports

Bringing the 'swag'

Surging Marte gives the Mariners some attitude

Date: 04/28/2016 | Sports

The right stuff

Art Thiel says John Stanton is the ideal owner for the Mariners

Date: 04/28/2016 | Sports

M's trip up

Iwakuma struggles, Houston beats Seattle 7-4

Date: 04/27/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Offense below average but still scoring runs

SEATTLE — Some fun with numbers.The Seattle Mariners entered Wednesday's series finale against Houston ranking, as a team, below the American League average in all three slash categories:--Batting average: At .225, only the Angels and Rays were lower among...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Sports

Major shakeup for M's

Stanton to replace Lincoln, Nintendo will sell majority interest

Date: 04/27/2016 | Sports

Report: Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln stepping down

So this came across late Wednesday morning:Major breaking news. Sources say major shakeup at Mariners ownership with Howard Lincoln retiring. Not confirmed by team.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Mariners slam Astros

Cano hits grand slam as Seattle beats Houston 11-1

Date: 04/26/2016 | Sports

Mariners' closer Cishek never expected to have 100 saves

SEATTLE — Somewhat lost Monday in the narrow escape by Seattle Mariners closer Steve Cishek is securing a 3-2 victory for Taijuan Walker over Houston was his own personal milestone.It was Cishek's 100th career save."Before, I said just being up...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Sports

‘Gloves are off’ on Mariners' Walker

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker threw a career-high 118 pitches Monday over seven innings against Houston after throwing what had been a career-high 110 pitches on April 20 in his previous start at Cleveland.Manager Scott Servais isn't planning...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Sports

Mariners place veteran reliever Benoit on disabled list

SEATTLE — Joaquin Benoit's ailing shoulder finally became too much for the Seattle Mariners to continue nursing along on a day-to-day basis."We decided he needs to take a step back and regroup," manager Scott Servais said, "instead of trying to...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Martin looks for more contact

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin is on pace for 27 doubles and 27 homers through the first one-ninth of the season and, without question, the Mariners will take that."He's got some lightning in the bat," manager Scott Servais said.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Sports

Walker tames Astros

Pitcher strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Houston 3-2

Date: 04/25/2016 | Sports

Mariners' Smith says shift-busting success isn’t due to new approach

ANAHEIM, Calif. — No matter what the numbers suggest or the spray charts indicate, Seattle Mariners outfielder Seth Smith, long viewed as a dead-pull hitter, has not changed his approach in an attempt to beat defensive overshifts by opposing teams."No, not...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Sports

Mariners hit three home runs

Miley wins first game as a Mariner in 9-4 victory over Angels

Date: 04/24/2016 | Sports

Mariners' slow-working Peralta can be deceptively quick

ANAHEIM, Calif. — One of the game's slowest-working pitchers is not above employing the deception of a quick pitch.Mariners reliever Joel Peralta used the tactic Friday to strike out Angels outfielder Mike Trout in the ninth inning while protecting a 2-2 tie.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

Long-time nemesis

Trout leads Angels to 4-2 victory over Hernandez and Mariners

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

M's win in 10 again

Gutierrez, Cruz lift Seattle over the Angels 5-2 in 10 innings

Date: 04/22/2016 | Sports

M's notebook: Felix scratched due to illness

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The call came to Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais around noon Friday. Right-hander Felix Hernandez was sick, and the recommendation from the training staff was that he be scratched from his scheduled start."He didn't sleep at all...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Sports

Clutch home run

Robinson Cano's 3-run blast in the 10th lifts M's past Indians

Date: 04/21/2016 | Sports

M’s notebook: Felix looking to correct walk issues

CLEVELAND — It is a testament to Felix Hernandez that the Seattle Mariners are scrambling to correct a perceived flaw in his mechanics when he has allowed just two earned runs over 18 innings in his three starts."He hasn't been in a real good place with his...

Date: 04/21/2016 | Sports

Mariners’ revamped bullpen is ‘about as good as we could have imagined’

CLEVELAND — It hasn't been totally smooth sailing for the Seattle Mariners' revamped bullpen through the first 14 games, but it's hard not to view the early returns as a significant improvement over last year.The relief corps carried a 2.76 ERA into Wednesday's...

Date: 04/20/2016 | Sports

Punchless Mariners struggle in one-run games

CLEVELAND — The Seattle Mariners are 2-5 in one-run games even after Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The problem is a punchless attack.All five one-run losses came in games when the Mariners scored fewer than four runs. They are 4-0 when scoring at...

Date: 04/20/2016 | Sports

Pitching propels M's to win

Walker's start, bullpen's finish lead to 2-1 victory over Indians

Date: 04/20/2016 | Sports

Opportunities for Mariners' Seager, Lind to break out

CLEVELAND — With the Mariners scheduled to face two more right-handed pitchers against Cleveland and two more in this weekend’s three-game series at Anaheim, two left-handed hitters each have the opportunity to break out of early slumps.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Sports

Despite hot start at Tacoma, M's fans shouldn't expect to see Zunino

CLEVELAND — Catcher Mike Zunino's hot start at Triple-A Tacoma is already prompting questions regarding a possible promotion back to the big-league club.Not so fast.Yes, the Mariners have noticed. Manager Scott Servias monitors the Rainiers as part of...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Sports

Indians walk by Mariners

Cleveland scores two runs on bases loaded walks, beats M's 3-2

Date: 04/19/2016 | Sports

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