Blue Jays to face Giants on the road
Toronto Blue Jays (17-24, fourth in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (17-24, fifth in the AL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first two major league home runs Tuesday night, becoming the youngest player in Blue Jays history to touch 'em all.
Toronto opens 2-game series at San Francisco
Toronto Blue Jays (16-24, fourth in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (17-23, fifth in the AL West)
PHOENIX (AP) — New York Yankees infielders DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela were available for the opener of a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks after recently suffering...
Calhoun, Upton homers lead Angels past Mariners 4-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun and Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia were surprised to find out just how long the right fielder's hitless streak really was, considering how good a second half of the season he's had.
On Sunday, Calhoun broke out of his 0-for-25 slump in a big way.
Calhoun hit a tiebreaking home run and Justin Upton homered in his third straight game as the Angels avoided a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Story’s homer lifts Rockies past Mariners 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story tuned up for the All-Star Game with one memorable swing.
Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, and the Colorado Rockies completed a series sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
"It was awesome. That's what you dream of, for sure," said Story, a first-time All-Star. "That was my first (game-ending homer) and what a time for it before the break. We took it out on a high note."
Houston’s big seventh inning dooms Mariners, 7-1
SEATTLE (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch warns that "rough patches" on offense don't stick around the Astros too long.
After scoring just six runs total in its past three games, Houston put away the Mariners with a six-run seventh inning, leading to a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
Mariners reach deals with Paxton, Zunino, 3 others
SEATTLE (AP) — Left-handed starter James Paxton and catcher Mike Zunino are among five players who have agreed to one-year deals with the Seattle Mariners.
Right-handed starter Erasmo Ramirez and relievers David Phelps and Nick Vincent also agreed to deals Friday that will keep them out of arbitration. Seattle has not had a case go to arbitration since 2014.
Upton’s two-run double helps Angels beat Mariners 5-3
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Upton is enjoying his change of scenery into the midst of a playoff race.
Upton had a two-run double in the eighth inning to help Los Angeles avoid a sweep with a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, moving the Angels one game out of the second wild card spot.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The last time the Mariners visited Angel Stadium on a sunny Sunday, Edwin Diaz and the Seattle bullpen turned a six-run lead in the ninth inning into an agonizing defeat.
Nearly three months and many innings later, the Mariners teetered on the edge of another late-inning belly flop in Anaheim before Diaz confidently pulled them back.
The Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Thursday to salvage the series finale at Nationals Park, the first time in six games the M’s scored more than one run in a game.
In the Mariners now-ended five-game losing streak, they’d scored exactly one run in each.
Nelson Cruz delivered the big blow in this one: a sixth inning three-run home run off reliever Jacob Turner. All that remained was for the bullpen to successfully negotiate the Nats deep lineup.
Cano, Cruz power Mariners past Marlins in Ichiro return
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz provided an early cushion, and Ariel Miranda made the most of it.
Cano and Cruz hit consecutive first-inning homers, Miranda pitched seven scoreless innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Monday night in Ichiro Suzuki's first visit to Safeco Field as a member of the 3,000-hit club.
Mariners Log: Felix Hernandez injured, out after five innings with ‘tight groin muscle’
On a fourth-inning putout in the Seattle Mariners’ Opening Day game against the Houston Astros, Felix Hernandez hit the first base bag hard and came up limping a bit. He pitched a scoreless fifth, but was seen in the dugout afterward in animated discussion with trainers while holding his left leg up.
The Mariners announced Hernandez suffered a “tight groin muscle” and reliever Nick Vincent replaced him for the sixth, trailing 2-0 at the time.
Jean Segura agrees to $6.2 million contract with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Jean Segura and the Seattle Mariners have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $6.2 million, one-year contract, a huge raise from his $2.6 million salary last year.
The centerpiece of Seattle's offseason moves, which have included 11 trades, Segura was acquired from Arizona in late November and is projected to play shortstop and hit leadoff.
Cano hits 2 homers, Mariners tighten wild-card race, top A’s
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit two home runs, Taijuan Walker pitched six effective innings and the Seattle Mariners moved within one game of the second AL wild-card spot, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 Friday night.
Seattle, which has won seven of nine, is one game behind Toronto for the second spot. The Mariners also trail Detroit by a half-game.
Houston’s playoff hopes dwindle with 4-3 loss to Mariners
HOUSTON (AP) — Another home loss by the Houston Astros on Monday night delivered a crushing blow to their already slim playoff hopes.
Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Astros 4-3.
Houston scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in right field to win.
Cruz homers twice, Mariners beat Twins 4-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz is playing a vital role in the Seattle Mariners' postseason drive.
Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.
Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances.
Mariners’ thin bullpen falters in 7-6 loss to White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners were forced to send a pitcher to the minors to add infield depth with Kyle Seager banged up.
The lack of bullpen options proved costly.
The Mariners turned to Nick Vincent in the ninth, and he allowed Todd Frazier's line single down the left-field line to give the Chicago White Sox a 7-6 victory Thursday night.
Frazier’s single in 9th leads White Sox over Mariners 7-6
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier's first season in Chicago has produced 31 home runs, but also an average hovering around .200 and 125 strikeouts.
On Thursday night, Frazier provided the clutch hitting the White Sox coveted when they traded for him in the offseason.
Vincent gives up big hit to Pujols again, Mariners lose 6-4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in the series, Seattle Mariners reliever Nick Vincent couldn't get Albert Pujols in a big situation.
Two nights after giving up a homer to the Angels' slugger, Vincent intentionally walked Mike Trout in the eighth inning before Pujols hit a two-run double to lead Los Angeles to a 6-4 victory over the Mariners on Thursday night.
Pujols' hit extended the lead to 5-2, and the Angels scored again later in the inning.
Pujols, Escobar lead Angels to 6-4 win over Mariners
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has proved time and time again that he can come through when teams decide to pitch around Mike Trout.
He did it again Thursday night.
Pujols drove in two runs, Yunel Escobar had three hits and scored twice, and the Los Angeles Angels held off a late rally and beat the Mariners 6-4.
After Trout was intentionally walked by reliever Nick Vincent in the eighth, Pujols delivered a two-run double to push the Angels' lead to 5-2.