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UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2015

A’s end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. — Felix Hernandez turned in another quality start despite not having his best stuff. He still lost a second straight decision for the first time this season.


Mariners hit four home runs in victory over Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. – So, you like fireworks to mark the nation’s birthday? How about four two-run homers Friday night by the Mariners in a 9-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2015

Mariners hit 4 HRs in win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — J.A. Happ acknowledged his frustration through a series of losses and no-decisions that had piled up since early May. He got a breather Friday night.


Mariners go quietly in 4-0 loss to Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — This was another one of those games Thursday night for the Seattle Mariners that, if viewed in isolation, might not seem so bad. Veteran Oakland lefty Scott …


A’s Kazmir tough on Mariners

Veteran Oakland lefty Scott Kazmir is among the American League leaders in earned-run average. So mustering little in a 4-0 loss…OK, it happens.


Felix in the pink

SEATTLE – Before he took the mound on Sunday afternoon and achieved a career milestone significant enough to warrant stadium-wide recognition, Felix Hernandez called his mom. It was Mother’s Day, …


UPDATED: Sun., May 10, 2015

M’s Hernandez gets milestone, remains undefeated

Felix Hernandez became the fourth-youngest player to reach 2,000 career strikeouts while giving up two runs over seven innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-3 win against the …


A’s lend a hand to Mariners’ victory

SEATTLE – Having dug themselves into a last-place hole a month into the season, the Mariners are in no position to turn away anyone’s charity. The Mariners took advantage of …


Robinson Cano has 3 hits, A’s make 4 errors in Mariners’ win

SEATTLE — Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI, and the Seattle Mariners took advantage of Oakland’s season-high four errors in a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Saturday …


Logan Morrison’s walk-off homer lifts Mariners past A’s in 11 innings

SEATTLE – It figured to be a tall order Friday for these ailing Mariners to find a tonic while facing Oakland ace Sonny Gray in the start of a nine-game …


UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2015

Morrison’s home run lifts M’s over Oakland

SEATTLE – It figured to be a tall order Friday for these ailing Mariners to find a tonic while facing Oakland ace Sonny Gray in the start of a nine-game …


Brad Miller’s throw, then bat help Mariners beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – The narrative the Mariners want to see from Saturday’s rollicking 5-4 victory over Oakland in 11 innings is one that points to their resilience and improved ability …


Taijuan Walker, Mariners awful in losing third straight

OAKLAND, Calif. – As fiascos go, this was a pretty complete effort Friday night by the Mariners in a 12-0 collapse against the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum. Heck, …


Taijuan Walker, Mariners awful in losing third straight

As fiascos go, this was a pretty complete effort Friday night by the Mariners in a 12-0 collapse against the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum.


MLB notes: A’s OF Coco Crisp to have elbow surgery, could miss 2 months

Athletics OF Coco Crisp will have surgery on his right elbow and could miss up to two months. Crisp will have the surgery today to remove a bone chip and …


AP source: Jon Lester, Cubs agree to $155M deal

Pitcher Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, a person familiar with the negotiations said, the first big deal of the offseason …


Sunday settles everything

Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot, Detroit and St. Louis clinched division crowns and Jordan Zimmermann threw a no-hitter in a final-day drama made even more memorable …


M’s win but miss playoffs

Felix Hernandez threw five shutout innings to secure the American League ERA title, but the Mariners were eliminated from the postseason despite a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels …


Oakland still in control

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top A.L. wild card …


Mariners fail to home in

SEATTLE – If the Mariners are going to find their way into the postseason for the first time in more than a decade, they’ll need to be the best road …


A’s beat Mariners when Rodney walks four batters in 10th inning

It’s been a while – 13 years, to be exact. But Saturday night, the Mariners and their fans got to relive the excitement of playoff baseball again. You remember, that …


A’s get to Rodney in 10th, beat Mariners

Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk from Fernando Rodney with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 …


Mariners close in on A’s with win

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top …


Young yanked in first

OAKLAND, Calif. – Maybe the outcome might have been different. Maybe if the air was just a little cooler Monday, or if the game at a sold-out O.Co Coliseum was …


Young pulled in first inning as Mariners tumble

Chris Young of the Mariners failed to pitch out of the first inning, giving up five runs and the game being done almost as quickly as it started in a …


A’s agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council …


A’s, Giants give Bay Area high hopes for playoffs

The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball’s best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport’s highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase …


Mariners lose, but in fine shape at break

Despite a 4-1 loss the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon says he’s extremely pleased with the way his team finished the first half of the season.


Iwakuma shines in Mariners 6-2 win over A’s

SEATTLE – On a night when his bobblehead found the hands of the first 20,000 spectators at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a nearly flawless baseball game. He was not …


Steady Iwakuma shackles A’s in Mariners win

Hisashi Iwakuma mostly breezed through 82/3 innings, muzzling an A’s offense that is one of the best in baseball, and driving the Mariners to a 6-2 victory Saturday.