Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

Jun 25, 2016

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

The Seattle Mariners optioned starting outfielder Norichika Aoki and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday to clear space for pitching reinforcements. The Mariners made seven roster moves before starting a homestand against St. Louis. The Mariners also placed right-hander Adrian Sampson ...

Texas' Darvish improves to 2-0

Jun 4, 2016

Texas' Darvish improves to 2-0

It’s not just Adrian Beltre’s production that impresses his Texas Rangers teammates. It’s also his flair. Beltre homered, doubled and drove in five runs, leading Yu Darvish and the Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Friday night in a matchup of AL West ...

Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

Jun 3, 2016

Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

The Seattle Mariners struggled to explain how they erased a 10-run deficit in just two innings to stun the San Diego Padres 16-13 Thursday night. Likewise, the Padres were practically at a loss for words at how they could take such a face-plant. “I ...

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Jun 1, 2016

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs but picked up his fourth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners crushed the San Diego Padres 16-4 on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Iwakuma (4-4) was perfect through four innings before giving up four runs on ...

Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

May 21, 2016

Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

Pinch-hit singles from Norichika Aoki and Lee Dae-ho helped the Seattle Mariners overturn a two-run, seventh-inning deficit in an 8-3 victory on Friday over the Cincinnati Reds as Hisashi Iwakuma won his second game of the season. With one on and no out in ...

Aoki miscue proves costly for Mariners

May 14, 2016

Aoki miscue proves costly for Mariners

Norichika Aoki put his foot down a few inches away from where he wanted it, just far enough to leave the Seattle Mariners wondering what might have been. The Mariners built a four-run lead after six innings, but C.J. Cron homered in the eighth ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...

Nintendo plans to sell Mariners majority stake

Apr 28, 2016

Nintendo plans to sell Mariners majority stake

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Nintendo of America is planning to sell its majority interest in the Seattle Mariners, the company announced Wednesday. Nintendo of America will retain a 10 percent stake in the club, with the remainder of its holdings sold to other members of First Avenue Entertainment ...

Cano hits grand slam  to fuel Mariners rout

Apr 27, 2016

Cano hits grand slam to fuel Mariners rout

Robinson Cano forgot how many outs there were and failed to turn a double play to end the seventh inning. It was the type of play that could have left the door open for the Astros to get back into Tuesday night’s game. Instead, ...

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Apr 23, 2016

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Hisashi Iwakuma got the assignment a day earlier than he expected because Felix Hernandez was scratched with a case of the flu. The right-hander responded with a clutch performance, pitching eight strong innings Friday night, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels ...

Aoki strikes decisive blow

Apr 21, 2016

Aoki strikes decisive blow

Norichika Aoki delivered a two-run triple that proved to be the difference as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday. The veteran leadoff man’s big two-out triple came in the second inning, when he pulled a 2-1 fastball from Indians starter ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...