Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

Baseball / MLB Oct 2, 2019

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

With his first major league season barely in the books, lefty Yusei Kikuchi is already mapping out plans for his 2020 season with the Seattle Mariners. "I'm going back to the fastball," Kikuchi said recently. Kikuchi went 6-11 this year with a 5.46 ERA after signing ...

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 6, 2019

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Kenta Maeda claimed his second win of the season Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their strong start by beating the Colorado Rockies 10-6. The right-hander, making his second start, allowed a run on four hits and four walks, while striking out four over ...

Mariners triumph in 12th as A's defense falters

Baseball / MLB Mar 21, 2019

Mariners triumph in 12th as A's defense falters

by Jason Coskrey

Maybe the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's thought that if they kept playing, Ichiro Suzuki couldn't leave baseball. The game had to end at some point, however, and it was the Mariners who provided the final blow. Seattle scored the tiebreaking run in the 12th when ...

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

Baseball / MLB Mar 16, 2019

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki still isn't used to dealing with the jet lag that comes with flying from the United States to Japan. Even so, being back in his home country has given the Seattle Mariners' 45-year-old outfielder a jolt of energy compared to earlier in spring ...

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

Baseball / MLB Feb 12, 2019

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi said Monday he is "really looking forward" to making his debut on the major league stage he has dreamed of since his hard-throwing days in high school. Kikuchi officially reported to his first MLB spring training camp on Monday, ...

Yusei Kikuchi bullpen draws big audience ahead of spring training

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi bullpen draws big audience ahead of spring training

New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi took to the bullpen for the second straight day on Sunday ahead of his first major league spring training. The 27-year-old threw 46 pitches at the team's spring training facility outside Phoenix, Arizona, where the Mariners' pitchers and catchers ...