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M’s fritter it away

BALTIMORE – Ten pitches in an epic fifth-inning at-bat by Michael Saunders to break the scoring ice convinced the Seattle Mariners that things were finally turning their way. Not to …


Scott’s slam carries Orioles over Mariners 6-5

Luke Scott hit a grand slam to cap a five-run eighth inning against reliever Brandon League, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied today to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5.


Rowland-Smith gives Seattle no escape room

BALTIMORE – His shortest outing of the season long-since concluded, Ryan Rowland-Smith ended another tough postmortem by suggesting he should “go back to pitching with a chip on my shoulder.” …


Better be more worried about comatose bats

One thing we know for certain about Ken Griffey Jr.’s clubhouse snooze. It wasn’t a power nap.


Mariners win behind Cliff Lee

BALTIMORE – Cliff Lee looked every bit like a Cy Young Award winner in his first victory with the Seattle Mariners. Then again, the Baltimore Orioles have a way of …


Lee earns first win as Mariner

BALTIMORE — Cliff Lee allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings to earn his first win with Seattle, and the Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in …


Ken Griffey Jr.’s time may be short

If life were as simple as fiction, the book on Ken Griffey Jr. and the Seattle Mariners would have closed late last summer, with him being carried around Safeco Field …


Big trades unlikely this early in baseball season

If general manager Jack Zduriencik was burning up the phone lines last week in search of offensive help, one can only imagine the cellular conflagration that is taking place now. …


Change good for Mariners

SEATTLE – When Alonzo Powell met the media before Sunday’s game against Los Angeles, the Seattle Mariners’ new hitting coach said he wanted his hitters to keep it simple. He …


Change good for Mariners

SEATTLE – When Alonzo Powell met the media before Sunday’s game against Los Angeles, the Seattle Mariners’ new hitting coach said he wanted his hitters to keep it simple. He …


Seattle Mariners’ skid hits eight

There were 10 occasions in Saturday night’s game when the patient Mariners were able to put runners on base without having to swing a bat. A season-high nine walks and …


Bradley not worth effort

Albert Belle was one of the most anti-social players imaginable. He could divide a clubhouse and turn a great job into a nightmare for the people charged with supervising him …


Mariners continue free fall

SEATTLE — Jered Weaver kept the Seattle Mariners hitless into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels swarmed Felix Hernandez early in an 8-0 victory on Friday night to …


Bradley departs for help

SEATTLE – Milton Bradley was placed on the restricted list by the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, a day after asking the team for help in dealing with “emotional stress” from …


M’s tack on one more loss

SEATTLE – It says plenty about these Seattle Mariners that their last real chance to score Thursday night began and ended with nobody swinging a bat. Tampa Bay Rays starter …


Mariners add to troubles with loss to Rays

SEATTLE – Matt Garza became the American League’s first five-game winner, Evan Longoria had the go-ahead hit in the eighth inning off Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays kept …


Rays’ Garza outpitches Mariners’ Lee

SEATTLE — Matt Garza became the American League’s first five-game winner, Evan Longoria had the go-ahead hit in the eighth inning off Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays kept …


Shields shuts down Mariners

SEATTLE — James Shields won his fourth consecutive start while striking out 10, Evan Longoria homered again, and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their joyride through the American League with …


Mariners look to shake up struggling offense with roster moves

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners released veteran outfielder Eric Byrnes on Sunday night, two days after a late-game gaffe and then bizarre exit from the clubhouse on a bicycle. The …


Fister throws 8 shutout innings, but Rangers rally past Mariners

SEATTLE – The question came up Sunday morning before the Seattle Mariners tried to squeeze a victory out of their series against the Texas Rangers. If Doug Fister pitches a …


Lee: Unaware of agent’s remarks

SEATTLE – Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee says he doesn’t want to be distracted with contract talks during the season. Lee said Saturday he was unaware of an ESPN.com report quoting …


Rangers chase Hernandez; M’s can’t buy big hit

SEATTLE – Having proven so far that pitching and defense alone aren’t enough to produce a winning record, the Seattle Mariners yearned for something more Saturday in a 6-3 loss …


M’s Lee debuts tonight

SEATTLE – Cliff Lee has been through a season’s worth of events for his new Seattle Mariners and he hasn’t even pitched in a game that counts yet. The 2008 …


Figgins finds zone; Mariners take series from Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chone Figgins insisted after a wild victory by his Seattle Mariners that he’s actually been feeling comfortable at the plate since last weekend in Chicago. His …


Waiting game works for M’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Throughout this trip, the embattled Seattle Mariners had to wonder where all of their luck had gone. They had zero luck at timely hitting, none when …


Mariners rally past Royals

Zack Greinke ended April winless in five starts after the Kansas City Royals’ bullpen blew another lead in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night in Kansas …


Mariners close again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The worst pitch of the night by Felix Hernandez wasn’t even to home plate. Instead, a self-described “changeup” he threw to second base in attempting to …


Mariners lose fourth straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Davies allowed only one infield single in six dominant innings and Kansas City handed Felix Hernandez his first loss in 10 decisions Tuesday night with …


White Sox complete sweep of shorthanded Mariners

CHICAGO – Take a bench that’s hardly conventional to start, then throw in some nagging injuries, and this is what you’re left with. Call it the downside of your 2010 …


Sports in brief: M’s Lee sharp in rehab start

BASEBALL: Seattle Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee tossed six shutout innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday. Lee, working his way back after straining his abdomen during spring …