No consecutive no-hitters for Sean Manaea
HOUSTON (AP) — Oakland's Sean Manaea won't be pitching consecutive no-hitters.
Houston's Carlos Correa singled cleanly through the right side off the Athletics pitcher in the fourth inning on Friday night, ending Manaea's hitless streak at 14 innings.
A 26-year-old left-hander, Manaea pitched a no-hitter against Boston last Saturday.
The only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters was Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer against Brooklyn and the Boston Bees in June 1938.
SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea admits that last season, giving up a home run in a tight game could have been the start of a rough outing.
It wasn't a problem on Sunday.
Manaea pitched seven strong innings and Jed Lowrie hit an early two-run homer off Felix Hernandez, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Even when he gave up a long ball to Taylor Motter in the fifth, Manaea responded by retiring his final seven batters.
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.
Former Gonzaga star Marco Gonzales returns to Spokane with Mariners caravan
Marco Gonzales stood quietly in front of a Spokane crowd dressed in Seattle Mariners apparel.
As expected, he wore a white Mariners jersey with his No. 32 on the back. But on his head was a tribute to his baseball roots – a Gonzaga baseball cap.
The pitcher was finally back where it all started.
“Washington is home to me,” Gonzales said. “This is where it all started for me. This is where my path started.”
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center canceled a scheduled appearance of three Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon due to concerns about spreading the flu.
Catcher Mike Marjama, utility player Taylor Motter and pitcher Marco Gonzales, a Gonzaga University alumnus, were scheduled to visit hospital patients from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, team spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said.
The Mariner Moose, as well as broadcasters Aaron Goldsmith and Mike Blowers, were also scheduled to appear.
Mariners Pregame: M’s chasing wildcard spot, lineups and starters against New York Yankees
Game 129: Seattle Mariners (65-63) at New York Yankees (68-58) at 4:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Mariners were off on Thursday after a series win over the Atlanta Braves, including a 9-6 win on Wednesday as the recently recalled Taylor Motter delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning.
Motter replaces injured Cano, lifts Mariners past Braves 9-6
ATLANTA (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are hoping Robinson Cano avoided a serious injury when he was pulled with tightness in his left hamstring.
If Cano misses one or more games, Taylor Motter made a case that he can keep the offense moving.
Motter replaced Cano and gave Seattle the lead with a two-run single in the eighth inning, lifting the Mariners over the Atlanta Braves 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Mariners Noon Number: Taylor Motter’s slump extends in another o-fer
Taylor Motter went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and five runners stranded in the Seattle Mariners 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Was Motter the reason the M’s lost? He’s not at the top of the list, but he’s definitely on it.
Motter entered play on Saturday hitting .204/.279/.269 playing almost everyday since May 1 – 31 games and 104 plate appearances. He has four extra-base hits over that time.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Ruiz watched the video tribute, tipped his cap in thanks and earned a standing ovation from an appreciative Philadelphia crowd.
Just like he did all those years when the Phillies were the toast of the National League, Ruiz walked away a winner.
SEATTLE (AP) — Danny Valencia finally got the Mariners a hit with a runner in scoring position, and Seattle rolled over the Texas Rangers from there.
Valencia drove in two during Seattle's seven-run seventh inning and the Mariners beat the Rangers 8-2 on Saturday night.
Seattle was 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position Friday in a 3-1, 13-inning loss to Texas, and 0 for 6 on Saturday before Valencia's knock.
SEATTLE (AP) — The praised was passed from Taylor Motter, to Jarrod Dyson and finally Jean Segura for the way the Seattle Mariners pulled off an unexpected and needed late rally.
Dyson's two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning pulled Seattle even, Segura followed with a two-run single to take the lead, and the Mariners rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key.
Specifically, Cruz noted, was the effort put out by starter Yovani Gallardo, who earned his first win in a Mariners uniform after three misses.
Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Taylor Motter hit his first career grand slam and Seattle routed the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning, ending the Miami Marlins' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners.
Wei-Yin Chen and Brad Ziegler combined on eight hitless innings Tuesday night. Chen was pulled after seven innings, and Ziegler got three groundouts to complete the eighth Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — After going 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position through the first three games of the season, the Seattle Mariners were desperate to get a big hit when it mattered Thursday night.
Instead of just one, they got two.
Jarrod Dyson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and Jean Segura drove in a run later in the inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros.
"It was good to get that hit," Dyson said. "It was even better to get the win."
Mariners option 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma, meaning Danny Valencia will be the everyday first baseman when the regular season begins.
Seattle made the surprising roster move Thursday. Vogelbach, a left-handed hitter, and Valencia, who bats right-handed, had been expected to split time at first depending on pitching matchups. But Vogelbach has struggled in spring training, hitting just .228 and will now start the season in the minors.
Rays make trade with Mariners, set 40-man roster
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded infielder/outfielders Taylor Motter and Richie Shaffer to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers Dalton Kelly, Andrew Kittredge and Dylan Thompson.
The deal was among the moves Tampa Bay made in setting its 40-man roster before the reserve list deadline Friday night.
Motter made his major league debut this year, batting .188 in 34 games over two stints with the Rays. Shaffer appeared in 51 games over the past two seasons, hitting .213.
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