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San Francisco Giants shortstop Mauricio Dubon catches a fly ball at the wall off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Matt Kemp during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Murphy's pinch-hit HR lifts Rockies over Giants 6-4

Aug. 6, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a two-run, pinch-homer during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Thursday. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies to spoil Tyler Anderson’s return to Coors Field. Anderson was...

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...

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' 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 starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., left, throws to Seattle Mariners' Evan White during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McCullers returns, Astros top Seattle for 15th straight time

Jul. 25, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. was solid in his return from Tommy John surgery, Yuli Gurriel and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners for the 15th straight time, 7-2 on Saturday. McCullers (1-0) yielded five hits and two runs over six innings in his first game since...

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...

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais addresses players and other team personnel before practice at a

Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forward

Jul. 3, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in just three weeks was a primary concern. One way the Mariners hope to combat worries about putting strain on pitchers' arms is by going with a six-man rotation for the full 60-game season. ...