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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Ex-Padres Ty France, Luis Torrens keep San Diego from clinching as Mariner win

The San Diego Padres will have to wait at least one more day to clinch their first playoff berth in 14 seasons after former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Jose Marmolejos’ RBI single in 8th lifts Mariners over Rangers

Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning after twice leaving the bases loaded, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

Yusei Kikuchi strikes out 7, Mariners beat Rangers 6-3

SEATTLE – Yusei Kikuchi struck out seven, J.P. Crawford hit a three-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Friday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Aroldis Chapman suspended 3 games for throwing near Brosseau’s head

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was suspended for three games a day after he threw a fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out his first save of …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Mariners use trades to continue building toward future

The Mariners ended up making four trades before the trade deadline but the most notable was the seven-player deal with San Diego that landed Seattle four players with the potential …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson, calls for justice continue

Major League Baseball is observing a Jackie Robinson Day like no other, with teams celebrating a man who broke the sport’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 while …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Awkward activism: MLB’s uneven response to racial injustice

In a typically awkward way, Major League Baseball has been pulled into America’s discussion about racial injustice. Some teams are playing. Some aren’t. Two teams walked off the field after …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Mariners postpone game vs. Padres in protest of Jacob Blake shooting, joining other teams across U.S. sports leagues

Beyond the win-loss record, their personal statistics or financial improvement, the Seattle Mariners continued making the fight for social justice a top priority for the 2020 season and beyond by …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

3 MLB games postponed in wake of Kenosha shooting

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Cincinnati Reds is being postponed in the wake of the shooting of a Black man in …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

What does baseball sound like during a pandemic? Loneliness, and hope

In the soft light of morning, a couple of hours before a day game, an empty ballpark is a beautiful, holy secret you’ve been let in on, the near silence …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

J.P. Crawford, Marco Gonzales lead Mariners to 8-3 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO – J.P Crawford homered, doubled and drove in three runs for the Seattle Mariners, who beat San Diego 8-3 Tuesday night to snap the Padres’ seven-game winning streak.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020

Indians’ Terry Francona undergoes procedure, not ready to manage

Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment and will likely miss the team’s three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

Miguel Rojas returns after being sidelined by Marlins’ outbreak

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas has become the first player sidelined by the team’s coronavirus outbreak to return.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

2 positive tests in Mets organization; 2 games postponed

Major League Baseball says the New York Mets have received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization, prompting the postponement of two games.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Knee injury ends year for Astros’ Yordan Álvarez, 2019’s top rookie

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Álvarez will have surgery on his ailing right knee and will miss the rest of the season

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Texas pitcher, manager suspended for flap after Fernando Tatis Jr. slam

Texas rookie pitcher Ian Gibaut was suspended for three games, a day after he threw a fastball behind San Diego’s Manny Machado following a grand slam in a dust-up over …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Ramon Laureano six

Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón has received a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

Indians keeping Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac away after violations

The Cleveland Indians placed starters Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list after the pitchers broke team rules by leaving their hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

MLB roundup: Marcus Semien hits leadoff HR, A’s beat Astros to win 8th straight

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Terry Francona still not managing Indians due to medical condition

Indians manager Terry Francona remains absent from the team to get rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that he’s battled for months.

Done for the year: Braves ace Mike Soroka felled by torn Achilles

One of baseball’s brightest young pitching stars, Mike Soroka is done for the year after tearing his right Achilles tendon during a seemingly routine play Monday night against the New …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Rob Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Boston LHP Eduardo Rodríguez out for year, inflamed heart from COVID

Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 season

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has become the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season.

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Aroldis Chapman rejoins Yankees after virus bout

All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to return to Yankee Stadium following a bout with the coronavirus and was expected to play catch before New York hosted the Boston …

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

6 teams idle: Rob Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus …

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

MLB roundup: Indians’ Shane Bieber strikes out 13 against Twins to tie record

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in …

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

AP source: MLB will play 7-inning games in doubleheaders

Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games in baseball’s latest radical rule change during a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Mike Foltynewicz clears waivers, sent to Braves alternate site

Mike Foltynewicz is getting another chance with the Atlanta Braves.

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

MLB postpones Blue Jays-Phillies series after more positives

Major League Baseball has postponed this weekend’s scheduled series between Toronto and Philadelphia because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive.