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Texas Rangers Derek Dietrich connects for a double as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dietrich debuts as Rangers rally in 8th for 7-4 win over M's

Aug. 13, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Dietrich talked a few hours before his Texas Rangers debut about just wanting to make some kind of impact for his new team. The veteran infielder certainly did in a big comeback against the Seattle Mariners. Dietrich reached base all four times, had a big stolen base and...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ohtani homers, Bundy brilliant as Angels top Mariners 6-1

Aug. 6, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shut down from stepping on the mound, Shohei Ohtani needed one at-bat to show he's still a threat in the batter's box. Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano hits a three run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Laureano, Bassitt lead Athletics past Mariners 3-2

Aug. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramon Laureano broke out of a slump with a three-run homer, Chris Bassitt became the first Oakland starter to earn a victory this season and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday. Laureano’s two-out home run snapped a string of 23 1/3 innings by Mariners starters...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, right, greets manager Scott Servais while heading into the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Athletics use late rally for 3-2 victory over Mariners

Aug. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak, escaping a major jam in the bottom of the ninth inning...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Taijuan Walker overpowering as Mariners beat Athletics 5-3

Aug. 1, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After seeing most of the last two seasons wiped out by Tommy John surgery, Taijuan Walker was more than ready to experience the feeling of a victory again. He did so after one of the more impressive outings in his entire career. “It was just fun going out there, going deep into the...

Seattle Mariners' Jose Marmolejos, center, touches home after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, left, watches along with home plate umpire Doug Eddings during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Marmolejos' first homer powers Mariners over Angels 8-5

Jul. 31, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — José Marmolejos and Shed Long Jr. homered, Marco Gonzales pitched into the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Thursday night. Marmolejos' first big league homer was a three-run shot in the first inning. J.P. Crawford led off the game with...

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. (4) scores as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado reaches to tag him during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Lewis has 2 RBIs in 8th to lead Mariners over Astros 7-6

Jul. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Lewis hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday, snapping a 15-game losing streak in the series. The Mariners trailed by 1 entering the eighth before Shed Long Jr.'s run-scoring single tied it at 5 with one...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker waves toward the stands after a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston. The Astros won 8-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Baker wins debut, Astros top M's in 1st game post sign scam

Jul. 25, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has managed thousands of games in his big league career, and none were quite like his debut with the scandal-ridden Houston Astros. The 71-year-old manager posted a win in his first game as Houston's manager and the Astros, playing for the first time since their sign-stealing...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws the ball at a baseball practice in Seattle. Even in a 60-game sprint season, this will not be the year that team comes to fruition. If anything, the truncated season may delay some of the Mariner's rebuilding plans, but still with the optimistic hope the club begins turning the corner into contention in 2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Even in shortened season, focus for Mariners is on future

Jul. 14, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time in 20 years, the Seattle Mariners will begin a season without Ichiro Suzuki or Felix Hernandez on the opening day roster. Those two stars served as faces of the franchise for the past two decades while Seattle struggled through the longest postseason drought in major pro...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray warms up in the bullpen during team baseball practice at Chase Field, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

Jul. 8, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has less time to make a strong impression. Major League Baseball's coronavirus-delayed 60-game season is much shorter...