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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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 11, 2014

King Felix thwarts Oakland in Mariners’ win

Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.


MLB notes: Derek Jeter returns to the scene of the flip

Derek Jeter has never understood the fuss over his famous flip. The New York Yankees shortstop just looks back on that moment in Game 3 of the 2001 A.L. division …


Roenis Elias wins second straight as Mariners beat A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time, Justin Smoak drove in three runs and the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 6, 2014

Roenis Elias wins second straight as Mariners beat A’s

Rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time, Justin Smoak drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat …


Mariners crisp in win over A’s

Stefen Romero hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the fifth inning, Chris Young pitched six strong innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Monday night …


UPDATED: Sat., April 12, 2014

Sonny Gray stymies Mariners in Oakland win

Sonny Gray overcame a shaky start to allow one run in seven innings, Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics won for the fifth time in six …


King Felix silences A’s in Mariners’ victory

Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics …


Mariners’ Hernandez dominates A’s again

Felix Hernandez delivered another outstanding performance in the cavernous old Oakland Coliseum as the Mariners defeated the Athletics 3-1.


UPDATED: Thu., April 3, 2014

A’s beat Mariners on Crisp’s homer in 12th

Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.


Arroyo signs with Arizona, Crisp extended in Oakland

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Bronson Arroyo agreed on a two-year, $23.5 million contract with a club option for a third. Team president Derrick Hall confirmed the deal Friday afternoon. The …


Miscues costly again for M’s in loss to A’s

A base running blunder by Kendrys Morales in the seventh inning wiped out Seattle’s chance to take a lead.


Oakland hits four home runs, beats Mariners 6-3

SEATTLE – In a game that pitted the pitchers with the two lowest earned-run averages in the history of Safeco Field, balls flew out of the ballpark at a surprising …


Blanco slam backs Hernandez in M’s win

Henry Blanco hopped on a cross-country flight from Miami first thing Friday morning for his fresh start out West with the Seattle Mariners — still a big leaguer as he …


Saunders sharp in M’s win

Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland …


Mariners notch win despite Hernandez’s off night

Felix Hernandez sweated out most of the last three innings from the dugout, watching the seven-run lead he once held on the mound dissolve.


Vargas benefits from Mariners fireworks

SEATTLE – Justin Smoak hit a three-run, tie-breaking home run in the sixth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over Oakland on Monday night. The victory …


Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners silence Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – Justin Smoak could not have picked a better time to break out of his worst slump of the season. His seventh-inning double to the right-field corner Monday …


Kennedy’s bat, Hernandez’s arm power Mariners to 1-0 win over Athletics

SEATTLE – Felix Hernandez was back to being King Felix on Thursday night. But if it wasn’t for sudden power source Adam Kennedy, Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners might have …


In Brief: Wizards hand resting Celtics overtime loss

NBA: The Boston Celtics didn’t play four of their usual starters, essentially setting aside their bid for a better playoff seed for the chance to give their top players some …


Fister, Mariners break skids

OAKLAND, Calif. – Doug Fister won for the second time in nearly four months, Adam Moore homered and the Seattle Mariners broke out of a long scoring slump to beat …