Mariners

The Seattle Mariners dance in a circle after the final out of the baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 17, 2022. The Mariners won 6-2. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Mariners top Rangers, roll into All-Star break on 14-game heater

Seattle enters the break one win shy of tying its franchise-best winning streak.

The Seattle Mariners dance in a circle after the final out of the baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 17, 2022. The Mariners won 6-2. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Seattle Mariners' Ty France follows through on a two-run single next to Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Mariners rally past Rangers for 11th straight victory

Sam Haggerty delivers four hits, including and inside-the-park home run, and Ty France provides the go-ahead knock.

Seattle Mariners' Ty France follows through on a two-run single next to Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mariners sweep doubleheader with Nationals

Jesse Winker homers in both games and Seattle extends its winning streak to 10 games.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez hits an RBI-double to score Dylan Moore during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners rookie Rodriguez to compete in Home Run Derby

The 21-year-old leads major league rookies with 15 home runs.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez hits an RBI-double to score Dylan Moore during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners first basemamn Ty France tosses to first base after fielding a groudn ball during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

France passed over again for AL All-Star team, M’s game postponed

Boston’s J.D. Martinez gets the nod of Seattle’s first baseman. The Mariners now play a doubleheader with Washington on Wednesday.

Seattle Mariners first basemamn Ty France tosses to first base after fielding a groudn ball during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
From left, Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, Carlos Santana, and Eugenio Suarez react as they walk off the field after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 10, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Commentary: Mariners have gone from prey to hunter

The Mariners were dead in the water 3 weeks ago. Now, they’re knocking ‘em dead.

From left, Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, Carlos Santana, and Eugenio Suarez react as they walk off the field after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 10, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana watches his two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 10, 2022, in Seattle. Santana had two home runs and the Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Santana powers Mariners to sweep of Blue Jays, 8th straight win

The recently acquired slugger mashes 2 home runs, including the go-ahead blast in the 8th inning.

Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana watches his two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 10, 2022, in Seattle. Santana had two home runs and the Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana tosses his bat after he hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners edge Blue Jays for 7th consecutive win

Carlosn Santana’s two-run blast in the 7th inning lifts streaking Seattle past Toronto 2-1.

Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana tosses his bat after he hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez reacts after he hit a walk-off three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 11th inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Suarez hits walk-off homer in extras, M’s top Blue Jays

The third baseman launches a three-run home run in the bottom of the 11th to give Seattle a 5-2 win.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez reacts after he hit a walk-off three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 11th inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez crosses the plate next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Surging Mariners beat Blue Jays, climb back to .500

Seattle slugs three home runs in an 8-3 win over Toronto.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez crosses the plate next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners infielders react after the Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 6-2 in a baseball game Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Mariners sweep Padres, move within 1 game of .500

Seattle beats San Diego 6-2 for its 12th win in its past 15 games.

Seattle Mariners infielders react after the Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 6-2 in a baseball game Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez, left, reacts with third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, July 4, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

M’s offense backs strong Flexen start for win over Padres

Julio Rodriguez homers again and Cal Raleigh drive four runs in an 8-2 victory.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez, left, reacts with third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, July 4, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Rodriguez, Ray lead Mariners by lowly A’s

Seattle’s star rookie drive in both runs and Robbie Ray fans a season-high 12 batters.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Abraham Toro, center, is greeted by Julio Rodriguez, right, and Cal Raleigh, left, after Toro hit a single to score Marcus Wilson with the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Late fireworks lead Mariners over Athetics

Justin Upton homers in the eighth and Abraham Toro hits walk-off single to give Seattle a 2-1 victory.

Seattle Mariners' Abraham Toro, center, is greeted by Julio Rodriguez, right, and Cal Raleigh, left, after Toro hit a single to score Marcus Wilson with the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Jesse Winker reacts after grounding out against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners muster just four hits in loss to Athletics

Seattle, missing a number of key pieces on offense, falls to last-place Oakland 3-1.

Seattle Mariners' Jesse Winker reacts after grounding out against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana helps Cal Raleigh at home after they scored against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Seattle. Raleigh hit a two-run triple and scored on a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Rodriguez, Raleigh lead Mariners over Athletics

The young standouts each come up with big hits in Seattle’s 8-6 victory over Oakland.

Seattle Mariners' Carlos Santana helps Cal Raleigh at home after they scored against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Seattle. Raleigh hit a two-run triple and scored on a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

Rodriguez hits 12th home run, Mariners topple Orioles

Seattle tops Baltimore 9-3 for its seventh win in the past nine games.

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)
Seattle Mariners' Jessie Winker hits a two-run double off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Felix Bautista during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Winker hits go-ahead double in 8th, Mariners one-hit Orioles

Robbie Ray, Diego Castillo and Paul Sewald combine on the shutout in a 2-0 victory.

Seattle Mariners' Jessie Winker hits a two-run double off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Felix Bautista during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Mariners centerfielder Julio Rodriguez hits the outfield wall after failing to catch a home run ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Jorge Mateo during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Mariners allow five home runs in loss to Orioles

Four were allowed by Seattle starter George Kirby in a 9-2 loss.

Seattle Mariners centerfielder Julio Rodriguez hits the outfield wall after failing to catch a home run ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Jorge Mateo during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Kansas City Royals' Carlos Santana hits a two-run single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners acquire Santana, cash from Royals for 2 young pitchers

The switch-hitting slugger is batting just .216 but has been heating up in June.

Kansas City Royals' Carlos Santana hits a two-run single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)