Latest Yusei Kikuchi News

Kikuchi chooses free agency after Mariners decline option

Nov. 03, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is leaving the Seattle Mariners after the team declined a club option on the All-Star and Kikuchi opted for free agency. Kikuchi could have exercised a one-year player option, but instead is choosing a fresh start...

Mariners expect to be active and spend after 90-win season

Oct. 07, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off the team's first 90-win season since 2003, Seattle president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto said Thursday the Mariners will spend this offseason trying to build on their unexpected playoff push. The free agent market and the uncertainty...

Mariners hope unexpected 90-win season is just the beginning

Oct. 04, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Of all the moments in the unexpected September charge made by the Seattle Mariners, there’s one day in particular that stood out to manager Scott Servais. It was a must-win Wednesday night in the final week against Oakland. His lineup featured a...

Haniger's homer helps M's beat A's 4-2, close in wild card

Sep. 29, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit his 100th home run and third in two games, and the Seattle Mariners pulled within a half-game of the second AL wild card berth by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Tyler Anderson pitched four innings on two days' rest...

Haniger hits 2 HRs, M's beat A's to gain in wild-card race

Sep. 28, 2021 02:49 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Seattle’s 10th straight victory against Oakland tied the team record...

Seager, France HR, Mariners top A's, move up in playoff race

Sep. 23, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais has said the Mariners might need a nice winning streak during the September stretch run to make a real postseason push. Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run for a career-best 100 RBIs, Ty France also connected and the...

Bubic and Royals dent Mariners, Kikuchi with 8-1 victory

Sep. 18, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kris Bubic allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings in his best start this season, and the Kansas City Royals beat Seattle 8-1 Saturday night to put another dent in the Mariners’ slim playoff chances. Yusei Kikuchi (7-9) dropped to 0-3 in eight...

Kelenic 2 HRs off newcomer Heasley, Mariners beat Royals 6-2

Sep. 18, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seattle rookie Jarred Kelenic spoiled the major league debut of pitcher Jonathan Heasley by hitting a pair of two-run homers that sent the Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night. Kelenic’s first multihomer game of his career...

Varsho homers, has 4 RBIs to help Diamondbacks beat Mariners

Sep. 12, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Daulton Varsho homered and drove in four runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Seattle 7-3 on Saturday night to snap a six-game losing streak and deal a blow to the Mariners' wild-card hopes. Varsho’s two-run homer finished off a four-run fourth inning...

Meyers has homer, 4 RBIs as Astros rout Mariners 11-2

Sep. 06, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros rookie Jake Meyers homered and drove in four runs as Houston jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and sailed to an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. “This is the kind of game we’re looking for to create some momentum and build some...