Leonys Martin provided a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth to preserve a 7-6 win over the Orioles on Wednesday at Safeco Field as the Mariners finished off a tough homestand with their second straight win before heading out on a rugged 12-game East Coast road trip.
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Leonys Martin made a game-saving catch in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday after providing what turned out to be the game-winning run with a solo homer in the sixth in a 7-6 victory over the Orioles as Seattle pulled back to .500 at 61-61 with 40 games to go in its season.
Mariners center fielder Guillermo Heredia was removed from Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Orioles after taking a 91-mph fastball from Ubaldo Jimenez off his right forearm in the fifth inning, but manager Scott Servais said the 26-year-old should be fine by Friday when the club opens a 12-game road trip at Tampa Bay.
When Robinson Cano needed to come up with a nickname to wear on the back of his Mariners jersey for the inaugural Players Weekend celebration at the end of August, he dug into his Yankees past.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was sidelined for a second straight game by illness on Wednesday and manager Scott Servais isn't sure he'll be ready by Friday when Seattle opens a 12-game road trip at Tampa Bay.
The Mariners open a 12-game East Coast road trip on Friday at Tampa Bay with a familiar face in Erasmo Ramirez squaring off against his former Rays club. Ramirez will take the hill in the opener of a three-game set at Tropicana Field between two teams fighting to stay in contention in the American League Wild Card race.
Andrew Albers picked up his first Major League victory since 2013 with five innings of one-run ball in his Mariners debut to help Seattle snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Orioles on Tuesday at Safeco Field.
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With their injury-riddled rotation requiring a radical approach to stay in the American League Wild Card chase, the Mariners have tried going with shorter outings for a number of unproven fill-in starters, supplemented by a rotating crew of long relievers and heavier reliance on the bullpen.
Mariners first-base coach Casey Candaele knows how important women are to the game of baseball. And on Tuesday, his organization is paying homage to some of those currently making contributions.
The hits just keep coming for Jahmai Jones. The Angels' No. 2 prospect extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Tuesday with a leadoff double in Class A Advanced Inland Empire's 2-0 win over Lake Elsinore. He also hit a single and walked once in the contest, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate.
As expected, the Mariners selected the contract of left-hander Andrew Albers from Triple-A Tacoma to start Tuesday night's game against the Orioles. But the club also recalled right-hander Sam Gaviglio to add another arm to the bullpen on Tuesday.
Hard-throwing rookie right-hander Thyago Vieira, the Mariners' No. 9 prospect per MLBPipeline.com, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday in his first Major League callup.
Revisiting Felix's masterful perfect game
Manny Machado's grand slam led a four-homer attack as the Orioles blasted the Mariners, 11-3, on Monday night to pull within two games of the second Wild Card spot in the American League.
Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz has had the "Boomstick" nickname for seven years. But on Aug. 25-27, Cruz will get a chance to wear "Boomstick" on the back of his jersey as MLB and the MLB Players Association introduce the inaugural Players Weekend, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs.
Intrigue was high for this weekend's series vs. the division-rival Angels, with the Mariners entering the four-game set in sole possession of the second American League Wild Card spot and prepared to have Edgar Martinez's number retirement ceremony on Saturday.
Parker Bridwell allowed one run on four hits for his fifth consecutive win in seven decisions, and the Angels toppled the Mariners, 4-2, at Safeco Field on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
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Edgar Martinez doesn't know exactly what it'll feel like the in coming days when he reports to work at Safeco Field and sees his No. 11 permanently retired on the outfield facade, but he has a pretty good idea.
Albert Pujols came up with the big hit for a second straight night as the Angels again rallied against the Mariners' bullpen for a 6-3 win that vaulted them into sole possession of the No. 2 Wild Card position in the American League.
Before Saturday night, Erasmo Ramirez's transformation into a starting pitcher wasn't making much progress. He hurled 58 pitches in his first start with the Mariners on Aug. 1 against Texas, lasting 3 1/3 innings. He improved slightly in his next outing, tossing 66 pitches and enduring five innings.
Nelson Cruz matched his career high for extra base hits in a game, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles on Friday in the Mariners' 6-5 loss to the Angels at Safeco Field. He added two RBIs to push his total to 92, the highest in the American League -- Baltimore's Jonathan Schoop is the closest with 84.
A Mariners pitching rotation that has been battered by injuries much of the year received another tough hit on Friday with word that left-handed standout James Paxton is headed to the 10-day disabled list with a strained pectoral muscle and likely will miss at least the next three weeks.
The Angels scored the final five runs of the game after trailing early, taking advantage of a critical error by Jean Segura in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead run, moving a half-game out of the race for the No. 2 Wild Card spot. Albert Pujols had a two-run single as part of a four-run seventh. Nelson Cruz had three extra-base hits, including his third home run in as many games, and teammate Mike Zunino clubbed a two-run home run as well as Seattle built a 5-1 lead.
The Mariners are honoring Edgar Martinez this weekend by retiring his No. 11 and raising his number flag atop the Space Needle.
Mike Trout broke a tie with a three-run double in the ninth inning against Seattle closer Edwin Diaz, as the Angels took the first game of a four-game series. Tyler Skaggs tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings and C.J. Cron and Andrelton Simmons hit homers. Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura hit homers for the Mariners, who saw pitcher James Paxton leave after 6 1/3 innings with a left pectoral strain.
Felix Hernandez said he has received a PRP injection in his sore right shoulder, and is now waiting for clearance to begin playing catch and rehabbing from the bursitis that sent him on the 10-day disabled list last weekend. The veteran Mariners ace thinks he can be back sooner than the doctor's diagnosis of a 3-4 week absence.
Edgar hung his number on Space Needle
Kyle Seager belted a three-run home run in the first inning Wednesday, giving the Mariners a lead they wouldn't relinquish in a 6-3 victory over the A's that also featured a pair of loud homers from Nelson Cruz.
The A's have seen enough of Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz.
Mariners rookie Ben Gamel added another highlight-worthy catch in the outfield in Wednesday afternoon's 6-3 win over the A's.