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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. 19, 2020

Out of Right Field: Mariners should leave kids on the farm

Over the past 20 years or so, Mariners fans have only occasionally had reason to be excited this time of year.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Yusei Kikuchi struggles through another start as Mariners fall to Padres

Manny Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 to reduce their magic …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Giants beat Mariners again as road team playing in San Francisco

Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants’ 6-4 win that sent the Mariners to a pair of home defeats played in San Francisco’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Two Giants-Mariners games off due to smoky skies, moved to San Francisco

The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night has been postponed because of smoky skies caused by the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Shades of Junior? Kyle Lewis makes a leaping, grand-slam robbing catch in Mariners’ play of the year

The adrenaline of what he’d done in the moment pulsed through his veins. And it was soon replaced by emotion that poured out of Kyle Lewis – excitement, happiness, accomplishment.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Mariners split doubleheader with A’s, 6-0, 5-9

Just a day earlier, Tim Lopes was relegated to the purgatory that is the alternate training site in Tacoma. With the scheduled intrasquad scrimmage scuttled due to poor air conditions, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Mariners beat Diamondbacks 7-3, but Justin Dunn’s short start alters plans going forward

PHOENIX – The bullpen start was scheduled for Game 2 of Monday’s make-up doubleheader in Seattle against the Oakland A’s.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Out of Right Field: Mariners stop-and-start season more like extended spring training

With 16 games left in the 2020 season entering play on Saturday, the Seattle Mariners sat five games behind the New York Yankees (LOL) for the eighth and final playoff …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

Caleb Smith makes Arizona debut, helps D-backs beat Mariners 4-3

Caleb Smith threw three solid innings in his first outing with Arizona, long reliever Alex Young worked into the ninth and the Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Commentary: Two Hall of Famers leave a different game behind

They were the heroes of a generation of baseball fans, a pair of first ballot Hall of Famers who were worth the price of admission every time they stepped on …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He …


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: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Out of Right Field: The Mariners’ prospects are starting to look up

Two years ago, the Mariners had what most considered the worst farm system in baseball.


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 …


Out of Right Field: In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, here is our list of the Mariners all-time best Black players

It was some 70 years or so before Black Americans were allowed to play in what is now known as Major League Baseball. And it’s been another 73 years since …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Justin Upton, Andrew Heaney lead Angels to 3-2 victory over Mariners

Mike Trout homered, Justin Upton delivered the tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Friday night to win back-to-back games …


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

José Marmolejos’ first slam carries Mariners to 8-3 win, split

Wil Myers hit a walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the seven-run seventh inning for the San Diego Padres, who got two homers and four RBIs from Manny Machado …


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: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Mariners trade Taijuan Walker to Blue Jays for player or cash

The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Ex-Gonzaga ace Marco Gonzales, other regional athletes speak out in wake of pro sports boycotts

Marco Gonzales’ arm did most of the work for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night during an 8-3 win over the San Diego Padres.


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 …


Hot-hitting Kyle Lewis strengthens his bid for AL Rookie of the Year

SEATTLE – It’s not fair to Kyle Lewis to make the comparison directly, but he plays baseball with such a casual easiness – and with such soothing joy – that …


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.


Out of right field: Mariners taking lumps while looking for diamonds

When Major League Baseball, in its infinite wisdom, expanded the playoffs this season – further gimmicking up an already gimmicky proposition to begin with – pundits theorized that teams needed …