9/28/2016 | In surprising spot, Scribner plays stopper
As the Mariners make a push for October, they're getting a big boost from a guy who didn't play a game for them until September. Reliever Evan Scribner, who spent the season's first five months on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, slammed the door on the Astros' comeback bid with two more scoreless innings of relief before Seattle pulled away for a 12-4 win in Wednesday's crucial series finale at Minute Maid Park.
9/28/2016 | Martin dedicates big performance to Fernandez
For Leonys Martin, this win carried a little something extra. And not just because he had three hits, three runs and a pair of stolen bases as the Mariners kept a postseason bid in their sights with a 12-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday. This one, the 28-year-old Cuban said, was for his childhood friend, Jose Fernandez.
9/28/2016 | Mariners to let Cruz play through wrist injury
Nelson Cruz continues to deal with a painful left wrist that causes him to visibly cringe at times when he swings and misses at pitches, but the Mariners slugger will play as long as he can with his team still clinging to hopes of landing the final American League Wild Card berth.
9/28/2016 | Fighting for WC spot, Mariners welcome A's
As the Mariners cling to slim hopes of claiming an American League Wild Card berth, they'll turn to rookie left-hander Ariel Miranda on Thursday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman in the first game of the season-ending series at Safeco Field.
9/28/2016 | Mariners overpower Astros, keep pace in Wild Card
Robinson Cano launched a three-run homer in the first inning -- his ninth against Houston in 19 games this year -- off struggling starter Doug Fister, and Seth Smith capped a three-run second inning with a two-run single to send Seattle to a 12-4 rout on Wednesday afternoon in the final regular-season game of the year at Minute Maid Park.
9/28/2016 | Felix's rough stretch vs. Houston continues
The Astros appear to have Felix Hernandez's number after beating Seattle's ace for the third straight time over the past two seasons on Tuesday, this one an 8-4 decision that made the Mariners' postseason bid even tougher.
9/27/2016 | Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th
The Astros aren't ready to turn the page on 2016 just yet.
9/27/2016 | Paxton, Fister meet in high-stakes rubber match
With the postseason still in play for a pair of American League West rivals, the Astros and Mariners seek to take the season series finale at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday afternoon in a critical game for both teams.
9/27/2016 | Cano credits health for offensive turnaround
For Robinson Cano, the home runs have been coming since the start of the season and they haven't slowed. The seven-time All-Star second baseman is at a career-best 35 and counting after two more homers in Monday's 4-3 win over the Astros.
9/27/2016 | Bullpen picks up shaky Diaz, delivers in extras
A Mariners bullpen that hadn't allowed a hit over 11 2/3 innings finally cracked in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday as young closer Edwin Diaz gave up four hits and two runs -- and a two-run lead -- in a critical game against the Astros.
9/26/2016 | Cano powers Seattle to 2 back in Wild Card
Robinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.
9/26/2016 | Felix, Fiers lead showdown of WC hopefuls
As they fight to keep their postseason dreams afloat, the Astros and Mariners continue their three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with a pair of right-handers on the mound.
9/26/2016 | Mariners promote Hunter to director of scouting
Scott Hunter, a Mariners scout for the past three seasons, was promoted to director of amateur scouting on Monday by general manager Jerry Dipoto.
9/26/2016 | Cruz hopes to play through nagging wrist pain
Nelson Cruz likely will be dealing with a sore left wrist for the remainder of the season, but the Mariners' designated hitter was back in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Astros and hopes to play through the issue.
9/26/2016 | Sucre's surge an inspiration for Seattle's run
If you're a Mariners fan looking to believe, searching for reminders that anything can happen in the game of baseball, look no further than the improbable tale of third-string catcher Jesus Sucre.
9/25/2016 | Walker gets win with heavy heart for Fernandez
Like the rest of Major League Baseball, Taijuan Walker competed with a heavy heart on Sunday, battling through a 4-3 win over the Twins just hours after learning that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had died in a boating accident in Miami.
9/25/2016 | Mariners keep pace in WC race, beat Twins
Time may be running out on the Mariners playoff chances, but they kept hope alive with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Sunday behind a trio of home runs by Nelson Cruz and Jesus Sucre at Target Field.
9/25/2016 | Cruz slugs 2 HRs, leaves with sore left wrist
Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz put the hurt on the Twins again in Sunday's 4-3 win with two more home runs, but had to leave the ballgame in the eighth inning after injuring his left wrist.
9/25/2016 | Umpire Layne leaves game with concussion-like symptoms
The first inning of the Twins' game against the Mariners was delayed after home-plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the facemask and left shoulder by a foul tip from Robinson Cano.
9/25/2016 | Cishek, Mariners reflect on life of Fernandez
Like the entire baseball world, the Mariners clubhouse was quieted Sunday morning by the shocking news of the death of Marlins pitching standout Jose Fernandez. And no one was hit harder then former Marlins closer Steve Cishek, who was a teammate and friend for the past five years.
9/24/2016 | Twins snap skid, slow Seattle's Wild Card chase
Other than a prodigious blast by Nelson Cruz, right-hander Tyler Duffey shut down the Mariners for seven innings Saturday as the Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and dented Seattle's Wild Card pursuits with a 3-2 victory at Target Field.
9/24/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Cruz's mammoth blast
Nelson Cruz seems to be warming up for the stretch run, judging by his latest home run -- the second-longest blast in the Major Leagues this season, according to Statcast™ projections. Cruz launched a two-run shot a projected 493 feet into the upper deck at Target Field in the fourth inning of the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the Twins.
9/24/2016 | Walker, Santiago face off in Twins' last home game
With the Mariners still alive in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot, they'll turn to right-hander Taijuan Walker in the final game of a three-game series against the Twins on Sunday in the season finale at Target Field. Walker, who will start opposite lefty Hector Santiago, is looking to replicate his only previous outing at Target Field, when he threw a complete game and allowed just one hit -- a solo homer -- with one walk and 11 strikeouts on July 31 of last season.
9/24/2016 | Marte working hard to regain timing at plate
At first, Ketel Marte was just looking for the 22 pounds he lost while dealing with an untimely bout with mononucleosis. But now, the Mariners young shortstop is searching for the hitting stroke he seemed to misplace as well during his two-week stint on the disabled list last month.
9/24/2016 | Heart of lineup pounds away in blowout win
If the Mariners are going to do damage down the stretch, they're going to need their stars to lead the way. And the big boys -- Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager -- certainly muscled up in a 10-1 win over the Twins on Friday as Seattle kicked off a critical season-ending road trip in fine fashion.
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