9/19/2014 | Morales comes up with a key contribution
Kendrys Morales hasn't yet provided big production in the middle of the Mariners' order, but he came up with a very timely hit in Thursday's 3-1 victory over the Angels -- a two-out single in the ninth that helped ignite the winning rally.
9/19/2014 | Morrison lighting an offensive fire in September
Although Logan Morrison's game-winning homer on Thursday was a career highlight, he has been more than just a one-hit wonder in the past few months, and he has been especially on fire in September.
9/19/2014 | Credit due for Mariners' handling of Felix
Felix Hernandez was lifted after just 97 pitches in a crucial game Thursday. But should the Mariners wrap up one of the American League's two Wild Card spots, they'll be glad that manager Lloyd McClendon didn't overextend their ace down the stretch.
9/19/2014 | MLB Notebook: No King's ransom for Felix
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed seven shutout innings vs. the Angels on Thursday but came away with a no-decision. It marked the eight time since 2005 he'd gone at least seven scoreless without a decision.
9/19/2014 | Mariners put Wild Card hopes in Walker's hands
Just one game behind the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, the Mariners will turn to rookie right-hander Taijuan Walker as they open a three-game series against Brad Peacock and the Astros in Houston on Friday.
9/19/2014 | LoMo, Felix put Mariners a game out of WC
Felix Hernandez threw seven scoreless innings against an Angels lineup loaded with backups on Thursday night, and Logan Morrison's three-run homer in the ninth lifted the Mariners to a 3-1 win that pulled them back within one game of an American League Wild Card spot with 10 games remaining.
9/18/2014 | Jackson keeps focus on Mariners' task at hand
As a veteran of one World Series and three straight postseason appearances with the Tigers, Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson has his own theory about scoreboard watching: Don't do it.
9/18/2014 | Walker heads to Houston to prepare for opener
Rookie Taijuan Walker flew ahead to Houston on Thursday as the Mariners looked to give the young right-hander a little rest for his Friday start, with Seattle not expected to arrive at its hotel in Houston until 5 or 6 a.m. CT on Friday thanks to a night getaway game concluding a four-game series at Angel Stadium.
9/18/2014 | Felix, Mariners square off vs. new champs
With the Angels clinching the AL West title on Wednesday and the Mariners eyeing a Wild Card spot, both teams will send their aces to the mound on Thursday when Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver square off in an Opening Day rematch.
9/18/2014 | Mariners' top prospect Walker returning to rotation
Top Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker will move back into the starting rotation Friday against the Astros, as rookie southpaw Roenis Elias is likely done for the season after experiencing elbow problems.
9/18/2014 | Paxton's gem unravels against Angels
Rookie James Paxton pitched another gem on Wednesday night, but a misplayed line drive by right fielder Chris Denorfia opened the floodgates in the seventh inning as the Angels saddled the Mariners with a 5-0 loss that dropped them to two games back in the AL Wild Card race.
9/17/2014 | Taylor staying sharp while splitting time at short
With Brad Miller heating up at shortstop, rookie Chris Taylor saw his playing time curtailed the past few weeks and started just three of 12 games in one stretch to start the month. But the 24-year-old has continued playing well when given the chance.
9/17/2014 | Elias 'most likely' done for season
Rookie southpaw Roenis Elias will fly back to Seattle on Thursday to have an MRI exam on his left elbow after experiencing some stiffness in his last start. He likely is done for this season, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated on Wednesday.
9/17/2014 | Rookie Smith giving Mariners important innings
Somewhat lost in the Mariners' offensive breakthrough in Tuesday's 13-2 victory over the Angels was yet another stellar outing by Seattle's bullpen, including the first career victory for newcomer Carson Smith.
9/16/2014 | Felix recognized with Clemente Award nomination
Felix Hernandez has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past decade, but the Mariners hurler also has had a significant impact in the community, a fact recognized by his nomination for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Mariners look to derail Angels in Anaheim
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias will try to snap the Mariners' three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Angel Stadium against a Halos team with 11 wins in 12 days. Seattle entered the day two games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card, while the Angels have a magic number of three to beat the A's in the AL West race.
9/16/2014 | Iwakuma stumbles as Mariners fall back
Hisashi Iwakuma has picked a bad time to hit a rough patch in his season. The Mariners' standout was rocked for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings on Monday night by a red-hot Angels club that rolled to an 8-1 victory.
9/15/2014 | Ackley returns, hopes to help Mariners down stretch
After sitting out six of the last seven games with a sore left ankle, Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley was back in action, going 1-for-3 in Monday night's 8-1 loss to the Angels, and he hopes he can continue playing the rest of the stretch run.
9/15/2014 | Mariners have tough road ahead
There's no denying that, of the teams contending for the American League's Wild Card spots, the Mariners have the toughest remaining road schedule, with 11 of their final 14 games away from home.
9/15/2014 | Mariners' road success offsets Safeco woes
As the Mariners open a critical 11-game road trip on Monday that will go a long way toward determining their playoff fate, one overhanging question looms. Why has Seattle been so much better on the road than at home this season?
9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners
If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.
9/14/2014 | Mariners miss chance to gain ground
Chris Young allowed just two runs in six-plus innings, and the Mariners put runners in scoring position in each of the first five innings against A's ace Jon Lester, but they weren't able to take advantage in a 4-0 loss that prevented them from cutting their one-game deficit in the AL Wild Card race.
9/13/2014 | A's turn to Lester in final meeting with Mariners
Sunday will be the last chance for the A's to wedge any distance between themselves and the Mariners, who are breathing down their necks in the American League Wild Card chase. Jon Lester starts for Oakland opposite Seattle's Chris Young.
9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat
A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.
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