8/30/2016 | Familiarity with Texas' park aids Mariners' Martin
For Leonys Martin, there is such a thing as home-field advantage, even when wearing a visitor's uniform at Globe Life Park. And the former Rangers center field used that familiarity to rob Texas outfielder Ian Desmond of a home run with a spectacular catch in Monday's loss.
8/30/2016 | Mariners give Cruz time to rest ailing hand
A Mariners team that has struggled against left-handed starters can't afford to be without right-handed slugger Nelson Cruz for long, but the Mariners' designated hitter was forced to sit out Tuesday's game against the Rangers due to a nerve issue in his left hand that is affecting his grip.
8/30/2016 | Mariners turn to Felix's hot hand in Texas finale
The Rangers sent out their two aces, Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish, in the first two games of their three game series with the Mariners. On Wednesday afternoon, it will be the Mariners who counter with their ace, Felix Hernandez, for the series finale at Globe Life Park.
8/30/2016 | Call to arms: Ambidextrous Venditte shines in debut
Ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte shined in his Mariners debut on Monday, allowing one run on one hit with five strikeouts in a three-inning stint.
8/29/2016 | Beltre helmet bit hilarious; Yu sits down M's
The Rangers scored five runs in the first three innings on Monday, and Yu Darvish struck out nine and allowed three runs as Texas rolled past the Mariners. Adam Lind knocked in a run for Seattle, but Hisashi Iwakuma allowed five runs in three innings.
8/29/2016 | Left out: Mariners scuffling against southpaws
The Mariners have struggled against left-handed pitching in 2016. Going into Monday's series opener against the Rangers, the Mariners were 20-28 against southpaw starters compared to 48-34 against righties.
8/29/2016 | Mariners run into Hamels in playoff chase
James Paxton, who tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings against the Rangers on June 11, gets the start against Texas on Tuesday, He'll go up against Cole Hamels, who has a 2.04 ERA in August.
8/29/2016 | Mariners on roller-coaster ride to contention
No team has more riding on the results of this late-season postseason pursuit than the Mariners, for theirs is not just a battle with the whims of the Wild Card but a bout with the game's longest ongoing October drought.
8/28/2016 | Mariners appreciate Walker's aggressive effort
He didn't get a win to show for his efforts, but Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker proved a few things in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the White Sox.
8/28/2016 | Iwakuma, Darvish set for all-Japan matchup
Two Japanese-born pitchers have started against each other just 13 times in Major League history, but Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will make it twice in the span of six days when he faces the Rangers' Yu Darvish in Monday's series opener at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
8/28/2016 | Rodon rolls on to lead White Sox over M's
Dealing with left-handed pitching has been an Achilles' heel for the Mariners all season, and the White Sox exploited that again Sunday as Carlos Rodon hurled six-plus innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/28/2016 | Switch-pitcher Venditte hoping to find fit with Mariners
In case you're wondering, yeah, Pat Venditte has times when his left arm isn't feeling the best. Or maybe the right. It can work either way, which is how life rolls when you're the only full-time ambidextrous pitcher in the Major Leagues since the late 1800s.
8/27/2016 | Altavilla unleashes 'electric stuff' in MLB debut
Mariners manager Scott Servais said before Dan Altavilla's Major League debut that it wasn't fair to draw any comparisons to rookie closer Edwin Diaz in spite of their similar path to the big leagues this season, but it was hard not to see the same kind of sizzle in the rookie right-hander's impressive opening act in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the White Sox.
8/27/2016 | Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
Jose Quintana continued his outstanding season with 7 2/3 strong innings on Saturday and this time he got some help from his friends as the White Sox rolled to a 9-3 victory over the Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/27/2016 | Walker, Rodon duel to wrap series in Chicago
Seattle's Taijuan Walker and the White Sox Carlos Rodon get the call for Sunday afternoon's finale of this four-game set and the final game of a nine-game homestand for the White Sox.
8/27/2016 | Mariners promote Altavilla, Venditte to bolster bullpen
A Mariners team that has already used a franchise-record 29 pitchers this season added two new arms to the mix on Saturday, as general manager Jerry Dipoto called up right-hander Dan Altavilla from Double-A Jackson and recently-acquired switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Tacoma to bolster the bullpen.
8/27/2016 | Aoki optioned as Mariners bolster bullpen
While his teammates celebrated Friday's 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday night, veteran left fielder Norichika Aoki quietly dealt with Mariners officials and then made some phone calls after being informed he was being optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma.
8/27/2016 | Long list of heroes secure crucial Mariners win
Some days it takes a village, especially when you're facing an ace like Chris sale, and the Mariners got help from many fronts on Friday to pull out a 3-1 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/26/2016 | Mariners trying to bridge gap with 6-man 'pen
The chance to get Kyle Seager back in the lineup this weekend looms as a double-bonus for the Mariners, who not only need their standout third baseman on the field, but will also be able to add another reliever for a thin bullpen at that time.
8/26/2016 | Improving Seager getting closer to returning
Kyle Seager has missed just six games over the previous three seasons combined, so you know something wasn't right when the Mariners third baseman was out of the starting lineup for a third straight day on Friday with a bruised right foot.
8/26/2016 | Felix, Mariners survive Sale's 14-K gem
Felix Hernandez is starting to look more like, well, Felix Hernandez these days. And it couldn't come at a better time for the Mariners as they rode their ace to a 3-1 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox in a battle of two of the American League's top hurlers on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/26/2016 | Quintana seeks career-high 11th win against Mariners
Now that Jose Quintana has double-digit victories in a single season for the first time in his career, what's next for the All-Star? He's simply focusing on one game at a time, which is Saturday night against Seattle, after reaching this personal milestone.
8/26/2016 | Powerful heart of the order has Mariners contending
As under the radar as the Mariners have been for most of this season, nobody has three regulars as consistently productive as Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager. They're leading the way for a team that needs to be taken seriously as a contender.
8/25/2016 | With Seager ailing, Mariners recall Freeman
With third baseman Kyle Seager's health uncertain for the next few days, the Mariners recalled utility man Mike Freeman before Thursday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox to provide some infield depth and optioned reliever Tony Zych back to Triple-A Tacoma.
8/25/2016 | Aces Sale, Felix set to duel on South Side
In a marquee pitching matchup, a pair of aces will take the mound Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field as Felix Hernandez and the Mariners take on Chris Sale and the White Sox in the second game of a four-game series.
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