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Seattle Mariners first-round draft picks Colt Emerson, left, and Tai Peete, center, participate in batting practice with shortstop J.P. Crawford, right, before the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

First-round picks Peete, Emerson make splash in first Mariners workout

The pair took their first cuts at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday.

Seattle Mariners first-round draft picks Colt Emerson, left, and Tai Peete, center, participate in batting practice with shortstop J.P. Crawford, right, before the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners left fielder AJ Pollock (8) and center fielder Jarred Kelenic, right, can’t come up with triple by Minnesota Twins’ Alex Kirilloff during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners blasted by Twins 10-3

Alex Kiriloff finishes a double shy of the cyle for Minnesota.

Seattle Mariners left fielder AJ Pollock (8) and center fielder Jarred Kelenic, right, can’t come up with triple by Minnesota Twins’ Alex Kirilloff during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez hits a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Oliver Ortega during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 17, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Mariners get clutch hits from Kelenic, Suárez in 7-6 win over Twins

Seattle scores five runs off All-Star Sonny Gray, including four in the fourth inning.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez hits a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Oliver Ortega during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 17, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Dave's and Nick's view from the nosebleed seats at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Patterson: All-Star Game was special for Seattle — and for me

Being a fan, not a grumpy sportswriter, at a momentous event was a precious experience.

Dave's and Nick's view from the nosebleed seats at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
American League's Julio Rodríguez, of the Seattle Mariners, runs to the dugout in the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game in Seattle, Tuesday, July 11, 2023. The National League defeated the American League 3-2. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

M’s Rodriguez, Kirby revel in All-Star experience in Seattle

Fans showered the players with love before and during the game at T-Mobile Park.

American League's Julio Rodríguez, of the Seattle Mariners, runs to the dugout in the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game in Seattle, Tuesday, July 11, 2023. The National League defeated the American League 3-2. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The National League’s Elias Díaz, of the Colorado Rockies, celebrates his two run home run with Ozzie Albies, of the Atlanta Braves, during the eighth inning of the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NL tops AL for first time since ‘12 in All-Star Game in Seattle

Elias Díaz hits a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the National League hangs on for a tense 3-2 win at T-Mobile Park.

The National League’s Elias Díaz, of the Colorado Rockies, celebrates his two run home run with Ozzie Albies, of the Atlanta Braves, during the eighth inning of the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. accepts his trophy from former Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. after winning the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)

M’s Rodriguez set single-round record; Guerrero wins HR Derby

Julio hits a record 41 homers in Round 1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joins Vladimir Sr. as the first father-son derby winners.

The Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. accepts his trophy from former Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. after winning the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
Fans wearing jersey's with the name of former Seattle Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki walk to T-Mobile Park before a baseball game between the Mariners and the Cleveland Guardians, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Seattle. Suzuki is to be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony. Ichiro, who prefers to use only his first name, joins 9 other Mariners already in the Mariners HOF. He is a 10-time All-Star and American League Rookie of the Year in 2001.. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

MLB All-Star Game puts city, Mariners fans on national stage

The game will offer a national audience a glimpse of what people here have long known — Seattle has always been a city that adores baseball.

Fans wearing jersey's with the name of former Seattle Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki walk to T-Mobile Park before a baseball game between the Mariners and the Cleveland Guardians, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Seattle. Suzuki is to be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony. Ichiro, who prefers to use only his first name, joins 9 other Mariners already in the Mariners HOF. He is a 10-time All-Star and American League Rookie of the Year in 2001.. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
MLB Hall of Fame player Ken Griffey Jr. embraces a member of the coaching staff during a workout session the day before the HBCU Swingman Classic during the 2023 All Star Week, Thursday, July 6, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

With Griffey’s help, MLB hosts HBCU All-Star Game

The Hall of Famer and the league hope the Swingman Classic helps create more opportunities for Black players.

MLB Hall of Fame player Ken Griffey Jr. embraces a member of the coaching staff during a workout session the day before the HBCU Swingman Classic during the 2023 All Star Week, Thursday, July 6, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)
The Mariners’ Mike Ford watches his three-run double during the fourth inning of a game against the Astros on Friday in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)

Mariners score 9 runs in 4th inning, thump Astros

Mike Ford homers and drives in four runs as Seattle wins 10-1 in Houston.

The Mariners’ Mike Ford watches his three-run double during the fourth inning of a game against the Astros on Friday in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
AquaSox catcher Harry Ford gets settled behind the plate before the first inning of the season opener against the Eugene Emeralds on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

M’s confident AquaSox’s Ford has what it takes to succeed

Seattle believes the Everett backstop can buck the MLB trend of low success rate of catchers drafted out of high school.

AquaSox catcher Harry Ford gets settled behind the plate before the first inning of the season opener against the Eugene Emeralds on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Mariners’ Eugenio Suarez (28) celebrates with Jarred Kelenic after hitting a home run during the second inning of a game Thursday in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Suárez belts 2 homers to back Kirby, Mariners beat Astros

J.P. Crawford adds a solo home run as Seattle opens its final series before the All-Star break with a 5-1 win.

The Mariners’ Eugenio Suarez (28) celebrates with Jarred Kelenic after hitting a home run during the second inning of a game Thursday in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
The Giants’ Brandon Crawford crosses home plate to score a run as Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh looks on in the third inning of a game on Wednesday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Mariners blanked by Giants to snap short win streak

Seattle falls 2-0 in the series finale and sees its four-game win streak come to an end.

The Giants’ Brandon Crawford crosses home plate to score a run as Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh looks on in the third inning of a game on Wednesday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert (36) and catcher Tom Murphy celebrate Gilbert's five-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in San Francisco. The Mariners won 6-0. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Gilbert tosses complete-game gem, Mariners beat Giants

The young right-hander allowe no runs on just five hits, and Mike Ford and AJ Pollock homer in Seattle’s 6-0 win.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert (36) and catcher Tom Murphy celebrate Gilbert's five-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in San Francisco. The Mariners won 6-0. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
American League's Brian Downing of the California Angels is tagged out at the plate by Gary Carter in the 8th at the Kingdome in Seattle, July 17, 1979. Downing was trying to score from second on a hit by Graig Nettles of the Yankees when thrown out by right fielder Dave Parker. National League won the game 7-6 in the longest nine inning All-Star game in history. (AP Photo)

Revisiting the unforgettable 1979 All-Star Game in Seattle

The Kingdome played host to one of the most memorable games in Midsummer Classic history.

American League's Brian Downing of the California Angels is tagged out at the plate by Gary Carter in the 8th at the Kingdome in Seattle, July 17, 1979. Downing was trying to score from second on a hit by Graig Nettles of the Yankees when thrown out by right fielder Dave Parker. National League won the game 7-6 in the longest nine inning All-Star game in history. (AP Photo)
Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford smiles with teammates third baseman Eugenio Suarez and second baseman Jose Caballero, right, as they celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Rays after a baseball game, Sunday, July 2, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Mariners rally from 5-run deficit to beat Rays

Seattle wins 7-6 and takes the series from MLB’s best team.

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford smiles with teammates third baseman Eugenio Suarez and second baseman Jose Caballero, right, as they celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Rays after a baseball game, Sunday, July 2, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The Rays’ Randy Arozarena looks back while heading home to score against the Mariners during the eighth inning of a game Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

Rays score 15 unanswered runs, rally for win over sinking M’s

Tampa Bay breaks open a tied game late and pummels Seattle 15-4.

The Rays’ Randy Arozarena looks back while heading home to score against the Mariners during the eighth inning of a game Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)
Major League Baseball unveiled the uniforms for the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Friday. (Photo courtesy MLB)

MLB unveils 2023 All-Star Game uniforms

The league says the jerseys ‘honor’ Seattle’s ‘natural beauty.’

Major League Baseball unveiled the uniforms for the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Friday. (Photo courtesy MLB)
Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez hits his bat as he flies out during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Commentary: M’s deserve boos after series loss to Nationals

Following their third straight series loss, Seattle dropped to 38-41 and fell to eighth in the American League wild-card standings.

Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez hits his bat as he flies out during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Mariners' Dylan Moore stands on the field after popping out with runners on base to end the second inning against the Washington Nationals during a baseball game Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

M’s hit new low with series loss to last-place Nationals

Seattle’s offense is anemic again as they drop two of three to Washington after 4-1 defeat at home.

Seattle Mariners' Dylan Moore stands on the field after popping out with runners on base to end the second inning against the Washington Nationals during a baseball game Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)