MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff was one pitch away from perfection over eight innings, and he didn't exactly regret the one that went awry.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati on Tuesday night because of back spasms.
Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs...
ATLANTA (AP) — The longest start of Brandon Woodruff's career felt like a win to him, even though he wasn't involved in the decision.
Woodruff allowed only two runs in eight innings and Ben...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have scratched slugger Ryan Braun from the lineup against the Chicago Cubs because of a sore left hamstring.
Washington Nationals (14-21, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (22-16, third in the NL Central)
Washington Nationals (14-20, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-16, third in the NL Central)
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich has been pulled from the Milwaukee Brewers game against the New York Mets with lower back discomfort.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a dramatic 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on...
Yelich powers Brewers to dramatic 5-4 win over Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich led the way for the Milwaukee Brewers, from his first swing to the very last one for the game.
So it was a pretty typical day for the reigning NL...
National League Central capsules
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
NL Central teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Brewers OF Domingo Santana traded to Seattle for Ben Gamel
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.
The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners' lineup and provides the Brewers with a versatile corner outfielder.
Herrmann homer lifts Mariners past A’s, gives Astros AL West
SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.
Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A's 2½ games behind the Yankees for home-field advantage in the Oct. 3 winner-take-all matchup. Oakland had been 68-0 when leading after seven innings.
Hedges, Renfroe homer, Padres top free-falling Mariners 5-4
SEATTLE (AP) — The Padres opened their bullpen gate and slammed the door on the Mariners' chances of a comeback.
Four San Diego relievers set a franchise record by striking out nine consecutive batters, preserving a two-run lead in the Padres' 5-4 victory over Seattle on Wednesday.
Paxton comes off disabled list, pitches Mariners past A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Paxton knows he will be pitching in plenty of meaningful games during the stretch run, and now that he is healthy and back on the mound it provides a big boost for Seattle's playoff chances.
Paxton returned from the disabled list to strike out 10 batters over five innings, Ben Gamel hit a two-run double, and the Mariners held off the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night in a matchup of contenders with a knack for comebacks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Denard Span came to the plate in the eighth inning, knowing the situation was why the Seattle Mariners traded for him three weeks ago.
The veteran outfielder kept his cool and stroked a pinch-hit double that scored two runs, leading the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Span, batting for Guillermo Heredia with one out, hit a liner to the right-field corner off Matt Barnes (0-2) after Ryon Healy walked and Ben Gamel singled to left.
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers batter Padres 10-7March 21, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTravis Shaw homers, Chase Anderson solid as Brewers beat CubsMarch 4, 2019
- The Times-TribuneYankees’ Trades Leave Payton As Main Outfielder On RailRiders RosterJuly 29, 2018
- The Times-TribuneYankees’ Trades Leave Payton As Main Outfielder On ’Riders RosterJuly 29, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Paxton has walked three and struck out six while throwing 92 pitches Tuesday night in Toronto.
Paxton got some help from third baseman Kyle Seager for the final out of the seventh. Seager made a full-length diving stop on speedy Kevin Pillar's grounder down the line, then slung an off-balance throw that first baseman Ryon Healy snagged on one hop.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have recalled right-hander Erasmo Ramirez from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma to make his season debut starting the series finale at Texas.
Ramirez didn't appear in a spring training game and started the season on the disabled list because of a strained right lat.
Seattle made the move before Sunday's game. Guillermo Heredia, one of five outfielders that had been on the roster, was optioned to Tacoma to make room on the 25-man roster.
The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position just 19 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major North American pro sports.
They’re off to a decent start at 10-8 despite losing three of four to the Houston Astros early in the week and have a winning record on the road. By all accounts, the M’s and their fans should feel good about where the team is headed right now.
Mariners recall OF Ben Gamel, option LHP Ariel Miranda
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are going with five outfielders for now after recalling Ben Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda back to the minors.
Seattle's roster shuffling finally allowed a chance for Gamel to rejoin the club Wednesday. Gamel was sidelined by a strained oblique during spring training.
Out of Right Field: Mariners face tough decision to activate Ben Gamel
The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position just 13 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major U.S. pro sports.
They’re off to a good start at 8-5 and have a winning record both at home and on the road. By all accounts, the M’s and their fans should feel pretty good about where the team is headed right now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Mariners placed first baseman Ryon Healy on the disabled list with an ankle injury and recalled right-hander Chasen Bradford from Triple-A Tacoma before Monday night's game in Kansas City.
Seattle starters Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino and Ben Gamel already had gone on the 10-day disabled list. Daniel Vogelbach was in the lineup at first base for the series opener against the Royals.
Mariners’ Healy injures ankle in postgame workout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy injured his right ankle during a postgame workout Saturday and likely will miss at least a few games this week.
Healy was injured following an 11-4 win over Minnesota and showed up on crutches and in a walking boot Sunday, when the series finale was postponed due to poor weather. Manager Scott Servais tells MLB.com that Healy will have an MRI and likely miss the upcoming three-game series against Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a sprained right ankle in the season-opening series against Cleveland.
On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners made a curious acquisition, signing veteran outfielder Jayson Werth to a minor league contract. The M’s assigned him to extended spring training in Arizona before being cleared to play, presumably at Triple-A Tacoma to start with.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The injuries continue to mount for the Seattle Mariners, who will be without outfielder Ben Gamel for four to six weeks due to a strained right oblique muscle.
The Mariners were hopeful that Gamel would miss only a few days but an MRI revealed a more extensive injury after it was reviewed by team physicians. Gamel first felt the injury after batting practice late last week.
Big shots by Gamel, Seager push Mariners past Rangers 10-3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager put himself in some elite Seattle Mariners company with another big blast against Texas.
Seager and Ben Gamel both hit three-run homers to help power the Mariners to a 10-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of wild card hopefuls.
"We've been in some tight ball games, and haven't quite been able to get over the hump," Seager said. "So it's nice to get a bunch of runs early and kind of let everything settle down."
Leake stopped: Seattle snaps 3-game skid, beats Angels 4-3
SEATTLE (AP) — It was almost eerie how the beginning of Mike Leake's second start for the Seattle Mariners mirrored his first.
A shaky first inning was followed by six innings of strong pitching and ultimately a needed victory to help Seattle stay on the fringe of the AL wild-card race.
Mariners make 5 errors in 1st, Yankees roll to 10-1 rout
NEW YORK (AP) — Sloppy defense by the Seattle Mariners made it an easy afternoon for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Tanaka finally flourished under the sun, Starlin Castro had four hits and New York took advantage of a record five errors by Seattle in the first inning on the way to a 10-1 victory Sunday.
"I think that's the first time I've seen that," Castro said.
Cruz, Ramirez lead Mariners over Rays 7-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit two doubles and his 30th home run Friday night and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for the Seattle Mariners since April 1, 2014, a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cruz's home run was measured by MLB Statcast at 482 feet, the longest in Tropicana Field history.
Cruz homers twice to power Mariners past A’s 6-3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz wasn't nearly as impressed with his latest power display as Seattle teammate Kyle Seager was.
On a day when Seager hit a three-run homer in the first inning to get the Mariners off to a fast start, Cruz trumped him with two towering 400-foot home runs to continue his season-long feast on Athletics pitching.
Seattle beat Oakland 6-3 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.
Mariners Noon Number: Ben Gamel’s production may entice M’s to deal, but they should be wary
Seattle Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel has been a revelation for the team this season, batting .324 following a 2-for-4 performance on Wednesday in a 4-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox, in which he extended his most recent hitting streak to 13 games.
Most guys would be happy with that, but it’s his second-longest streak this year, still behind his 15 gamer from June 9-23.
During the current streak, Gamel is hitting.327 (18 for 55) with 10 runs, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, and six RBIs.
SEATTLE (AP) — Guillermo Heredia provided the early punch with a home run, then turned an extra 90 feet into the winning run for the Seattle Mariners some four hours later.
Heredia went from first to third on a wild pitch and then came home when Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that ended early Wednesday morning.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that ended early Wednesday morning.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Yankees bullpen put together a needed shutdown effort, and New York looked more like the team that showed so much early-season promise.
New York won a series for the first time in six weeks when Aroldis Chapman struck out Ben Gamel with a runner on to preserve a 6-4 victory over Seattle on Sunday, their third win in four games against the Mariners this weekend.
SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Yankees won a series for the first time in six weeks when Aroldis Chapman struck out Ben Gamel with a runner on to preserve a 6-4 victory over Seattle on Sunday, their third win in four games against the Mariners this weekend.
The Yankees had been 0-8-2 in series since sweeping Baltimore on June 9-11. New York had lost 13 straight games with a chance to win a series.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ben Gamel showed the Yankees his value as an everyday player.
Gamel, who began his career with New York, homered early, doubled and scored on Nelson Cruz's 10th-inning single that lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win Saturday night.
"I can't think this organization enough for giving me an opportunity," said Gamel, acquired from the Yankees last August. "It's been kind of an up-and-down career so far. . Love it over here."
Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — Not many pitchers have been able to slow down the Houston Astros this season.
James Paxton has done it repeatedly.
Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 victory over the Astros on Wednesday.
"Paxton was outstanding today," manager Scott Servais said. "It's exactly what the doctor ordered. He was on top of his game."
Rookies settling in atop baseball’s leaderboards
The American League's home run leader is a rookie. Same in the National League.
The AL batting race? A rookie is in front there, too.
Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger and Ben Gamel have made quite an impression already during the first half of this 2017 season, with Judge and Bellinger slugging their way to stardom for the Yankees and Dodgers. Gamel, who played briefly for the Yankees last year before being traded, has settled in nicely in Seattle.
Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez was anxious for his opportunity to be back on the mound pitching for Seattle for the first time in nearly two months. It helped the Mariners' offense made sure Hernandez didn't need to worry about being perfect.
Hernandez pitched six solid innings in his first start since late April and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager in the Mariners' 13-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.