Latest Scott Servais News

Mariners promote 3 to fill out coaching staff

Nov. 7, 2019 3:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have made a trio of promotions to fill out the major league coaching staff for next season. Manager Scott Servais announced Thursday that Pete Woodworth would be the new pitching coach, Carson Vitale will be the field coordinator and Jarret DeHart will be the assistant...

Mariners get mixed results in Stage 1 of rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — There were bound to be bumps and headaches along the way when the Seattle Mariners embarked on a major makeover. After using a major league-record 67 players in one season, the first year of Seattle's rebuild was quite the roller coaster for those involved. It nearly turned out to be one...

Athletics beat Mariners' 1-0, will host AL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland pitcher Brett Anderson understands the importance of the Athletics hosting the American League wild-card game. "It's like a Raiders game," Anderson said Saturday night. "You get the Black Hole; you get crazy people." Anderson struck out three in five strong innings, Ramon Laureano...

A's clinch wild card spot, tied with Rays after loss to M's

Sep. 28, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even in the aftermath of a loss that could end up costing them in the race to host the AL wild-card game, the party raged on in the Oakland Athletics clubhouse. Why not? For the second straight year, the A's have found their way into the postseason. "It feels amazing. It feels like this is...

MLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers

Sep. 28, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has entered the Boom/Bust Era. An unprecedented four teams won 100 games in the same season. Four clubs lost in triple figures for only the second time. Amid widespread claims the baseballs have changed, hitters shattered the home run record for the second time in...

Hernández says farewell, playoff-chasing A's top Mariners

Sep. 27, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the time finally arrived for Félix Hernández to say goodbye to Seattle and all the history of 15 seasons with one franchise, his manager had a message as he walked off the mound. "You will always be the king in this town," Scott Servais said to Hernandez as he took the ball....

Greinke loses no-hitter with 1 out in 9th, Astros blank M's

Sep. 26, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Zack Greinke still believes there would be some hassle if the day ever comes he throws a no-hitter. But he wants one, especially after coming agonizingly close to the first of his career. "There is some hassle to it, but I think I would have liked to have done it," Greinke said. Greinke came...

Cole wins 15th straight decision, Astros beat Mariners 3-0

Sep. 25, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — No one enjoys watching Gerrit Cole pitch more than his Houston Astros teammates. Cole dominated again Tuesday night, striking out 14 with no walks to win his 15th consecutive decision in a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "He's playing a video game," Astros shortstop Alex Bregman said....

Davis first September HR lifts Orioles past Mariners 2-1

Sep. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For one brief moment, the Chris Davis of years ago made an appearance at Camden Yards. Sweet stroke, long ball, slow home run trot. It was all there for Davis, who savored an uplifting moment in an otherwise dreary season. Davis hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, a blast from...

Smith's sprint in 13th to lift Mariners over Orioles 7-6

Sep. 22, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Edging off second base with two outs in the 13th inning, Mallex Smith had one thought in mind as Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz whipped the ball across the diamond. "I am definitely going to win that game," Smith said. Smith scored after Tim Lopes beat out an infield grounder, and the...