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Seattle Mariners' Marco Gonzales pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mariners see development, progress in truncated season

Sep. 28, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sometime around the midpoint of the truncated 60-game season, Scott Servais noticed an obvious shift in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse. While the focus on development of young players was still there, Servais said it became clear his young team was growing in confidence, and the expectation...

Oakland Athletics' Paul Blackburn (39) is removed during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

J.P. Crawford delivers all day as Mariners sweep DH with A's

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics sure would like to be swinging better in late September with the playoffs fast approaching. Robbie Grossman provided a pair of home runs in his first career multi-homer game for the AL West champions yet again the A's stumbled to a 12-3 loss in Game 2 as the...

Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Joseph Odom during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Canha homers in 10th inning, rallies A's past Mariners 3-1

Sep. 26, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Mariners had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th when pinch-runner Dee Strange-Gordon – playing in his 1,000th career...

Seattle Mariners' Luis Torrens hits an RBI double during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

Sep. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything. With their magic number down to one, the Padres were done in by former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens, who backed left-hander Justus...

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

Seattle Mariners' Jose Marmolejos, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Evan White during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Mariners score early, Sheffield shines in win over D-backs

Sep. 12, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ty France and José Marmolejos hit homers, Justus Sheffield pitched seven quality innings and the Seattle Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Saturday night. The Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning off Arizona starter...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Caleb Smith (31) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Matt York)

Smith makes Arizona debut, helps D-backs beat Mariners 4-3

Sep. 12, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Caleb Smith had a miserable start to the abbreviated 2020 season, but it didn't have anything to do with his performance on the field. Instead, he was one of more than a dozen Miami Marlins who was quarantining in separate small hotel rooms after testing positive for COVID-19. Six weeks and...

Seattle Mariners' Jose Marmolejos hits a single to score Kyle Seager during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Marmolejo's RBI single in 8th lifts Mariners over Rangers

Sep. 6, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning after twice leaving the bases loaded, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night. It was 2-all in the eighth before Seattle scored three times off reliever Jonathan Hernandez (5-1) before making...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi yells as Texas Rangers' Eli White grounds out in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kikuchi strikes out 7, Mariners beat Rangers 6-3

Sep. 5, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi struck out seven, J.P. Crawford hit a three-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Friday night. Kikuchi (2-2) matched his season high with six innings of two-hit ball, the only blemish a solo home run by Jose Trevino in the fifth inning. He faced...

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and center fielder Kyle Lewis celebrate the team's win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Mariners use trades to continue building toward future

Sep. 1, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Dipoto expected a quiet lead-up to the trade deadline. The only player the Seattle Mariners general manager knew he wanted to and could move with ease was pitcher Taijuan Walker. The last thing Dipoto planned on was a massive seven-player swap that ended up landing the Mariners a...