8/24/2016 | Cruz better after exiting with back spasms
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz left the Mariners' 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon in the eighth inning with back spasms.
8/24/2016 | Kuma's quality start guarantees club option
Hisashi Iwakuma has a knack for turning in good outings even when he's not at his sharpest. He did so again in Wednesday's game, turning a two-run deficit after two innings into a quality start.
8/24/2016 | Mariners start 7-game road trip vs. White Sox
Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo gets the ball for the White Sox in the first game of a four-game series against the Mariners Thursday. It is the second and final time the teams will meet.
8/24/2016 | Paxton could return to Mariners' rotation soon
With James Paxton likely to return and start Thursday, and after Wade LeBlanc entered Tuesday's game out of the bullpen, the Mariners' rotation continues its constant evolution.
8/24/2016 | Yanks overpower Mariners with youth, years
Masahiro Tanaka threw seven shutout innings and Gary Sanchez homered yet again in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon to close the series in Seattle. With its second consecutive win, New York took the three-game set.
8/23/2016 | Cishek regains form following stint on DL
Safeco Field's lights don't dim and music doesn't blast every time Steve Cishek enters the game anymore. The win isn't on the line every time he jogs out from the bullpen. But since the former closer came off the 15-day disabled list, he has looked as good as ever.
8/23/2016 | Old friends Iwakuma, Tanaka set for series finale
They might have been five-year teammates for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, but on Wednesday afternoon, Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners will be adversaries on the mound in the finale of the three-game series between the two teams at Safeco Field.
8/23/2016 | Mariners add righties Zych, Walker
The Mariners activated right-handed reliever Tony Zych from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to fill the hole in their bullpen, and they optioned infielder/outfielder Stefen Romero to Triple-A Tacoma.
8/23/2016 | Diaz regroups, runs saves streak to 10 games
wasn't a perfect save for Edwin Diaz, but the hard-throwing rookie is a perfect 10-for-10 in save opportunities for the Mariners, and that's plenty good enough for a club contending for a playoff berth as the stretch run approaches.
8/23/2016 | Zunino's confidence soars with sustained success
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino was sent down to Triple-A last season on Aug. 28, his big league season done after posting a .174/.230/.300 line with 11 homers in 112 games. But Zunino finds himself on the upswing this August.
8/22/2016 | Mariners make homers count to topple Yankees
Not even a pair of home runs apiece by the Yankees' Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro could derail the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field as Seattle rode a pair of three-run blasts by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino to a 7-5 series-opening win.
8/22/2016 | Sabathia seeking early-season form vs. Mariners
CC Sabathia faces the Mariners on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game series in Seattle. The Yankees lefty's ERA has surged in the past few months. He's posted a 6.37 ERA over July and August, giving up 11 home runs in nine games. Through April and May, Sabathia had a 2.85 ERA and only allowed two home runs.
8/22/2016 | Seattle's Tuesday starter remains a mystery
The Mariners still haven't announced their starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, though manager Scott Servais acknowledged Monday it would be someone not currently on the 25-man roster.
8/22/2016 | Mariners bring back Heredia, put Storen on DL
After seeing a fly ball to left field drop in for a base hit to drive in the go-ahead ninth-inning run in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers, the Mariners moved to shore up their outfield defense by recalling Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday while placing reliever Drew Storen on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
8/22/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Astros' Bregman lead Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
8/21/2016 | Mariners disappointed but not down after loss
Obviously manager Scott Servais would love to go to flame-throwing rookie closer Edwin Diaz in every save situation. But there are times when a skipper needs to save his rookie closer, and Sunday appeared to be one of those opportunities, with the Mariners taking a three-run lead into the ninth inning against the scuffling Brewers and veteran Tom Wilhelmsen waiting in the wings.
8/21/2016 | Zunino contributing after starting year in Minors
After struggling offensively in his first three seasons in the Majors, the Mariners had Mike Zunino start 2016 with Triple-A Tacoma in order to find his confidence and his hitting stroke. The move seems to have paid huge dividends, as the 2012 first-round Draft pick has been a difference maker in his first month back in the big leagues.
8/21/2016 | Reinforcements in wings for Mariners' rotation
With just under a quarter of the season remaining and their team fighting for a playoff spot, reinforcements are on the way for the Mariners' rotation as James Paxton will rejoin the club this coming week, with Taijuan Walker as a possibility as well.
8/21/2016 | Pineda faces former club as Yanks visit Seattle
Michael Pineda will face the team that built him into a Major Leaguer as the Yankees take on Cody Martin and the Mariners on Monday in Seattle.
8/21/2016 | Aoki kickstarts offense as small-ball shines
The Mariners, ranked third in baseball with 170 home runs, have relied on their power for much of the season. But on Saturday night, the speedy part of the order proved that Seattle can also score runs with good base running and simple contact.
8/21/2016 | Ruiz, Fisher among top prospect performers Saturday
As one of the younger everyday players at the Triple-A level, Rio Ruiz has been anything but overmatched this season.
8/20/2016 | Seattle backs Felix's gem to gain in WC race
The Mariners got eight strong innings from Felix Hernandez and notched six late runs to cruise past the Brewers, 8-2, on Friday night for their eighth straight win at Safeco Field.
8/20/2016 | Miranda, Garza meet as Seattle eyes sweep
A seasoned veteran takes the mound for the visiting team while a newcomer pitches for the home team on Sunday afternoon in what should be a sun-splashed Safeco Field. Right-hander Matt Garza (4-5, 4.87 ERA) will start for the Brewers against Mariners rookie southpaw Ariel Miranda (1-0, 5.79 ERA) in the finale of a three-game series.
8/20/2016 | Servais not sweating Diaz's recent struggles
After rookie closer Edwin Diaz walked the bases loaded and gave up two runs but held on to secure a 7-6 win Friday night, Mariners manager Scott Servais wanted the hard-throwing right-hander to take pride in finishing the job.
8/20/2016 | Seattle sees value of insurance in tight win
The Mariners needed every insurance run they tacked on in late innings Friday night as their three-run lead entering the ninth turn into a one-run win over the Brewers.
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