5/23/2015 | Paxton settles down, dazzles in return to native Canada
Coming home to Canada was a lot more satisfying for James Paxton on Saturday after he pitched the Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays. The native of Ladner, British Columbia, was hit hard in his home-country debut a year ago, but made amends with six innings of four-hit ball as he won his third straight decision for Seattle.
5/23/2015 | Bloomquist delivers with bat, glove in Seattle win
The Mariners have had their "Boomstick" in right field much of the season with new slugger Nelson Cruz. But add "Bloomstick" to the mix after veteran utility man Willie Bloomquist stepped in for his first start in right this season, ripped the game-deciding two-run double and also threw out a runner at second in Seattle's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Young righties Walker, Sanchez set to clash in finale
A pair of young right-handers will go head to head in the Blue Jays-Mariners series finale at Rogers Centre on Sunday. Aaron Sanchez, 22, will look to build off a career-high 7 1/3 innings he threw for the Blue Jays his last time out, while the Mariners' Taijuan Walker continues to seek consistency in what has been a rough season so far for the 22-year-old.
5/23/2015 | McClendon concerned with Rodney's save rate, not ERA
Mariners closer Fernando Rodney had allowed runs in five of his seven May appearances, but the veteran right-hander has recorded 10 straight saves since his one blown opportunity in early April, and manager Lloyd McClendon said that means Rodney is getting his job done and did so again with a clean ninth in Seattle's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
5/22/2015 | Cruz continues torrid power streak in opener
The Mariners got another homer from Nelson Cruz on Friday and this time enough offense to go along with it to add up to a series-opening win as Seattle topped the Blue Jays, 4-3, at Rogers Centre.
5/22/2015 | King Felix returns to form against Toronto
When last seen at Rogers Centre, Felix Hernandez was getting hit hard in a 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays last September in a game that might have cost him his second American League Cy Young Award and a series that ultimately cost Seattle a shot at an AL Wild Card berth. But the King was back on his familiar perch on Friday.
5/22/2015 | Saunders catches up with old teammates
Michael Saunders is on the disabled list at the moment for the Blue Jays, so the longtime Mariners outfielder had plenty of time to catch up with old acquaintances prior to Friday's series opener with Seattle on Friday at Rogers Centre.
5/22/2015 | Rotation to stay in order after Happ's start
Even though J.A. Happ threw only two innings and 49 pitches in Seattle's rain-delayed 5-4 loss to the Orioles on Thursday in Baltimore, manager Lloyd McClendon said he'll keep the veteran lefty on his normal four days of rest before his next outing on Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
5/22/2015 | Paxton aims to grab series vs. Buehrle, Blue Jays
Veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle will look to bounce back from a tough loss when he takes the mound against James Paxton and the Mariners on Saturday afternoon.
5/22/2015 | Mariners' bats give Felix room to top Jays
Felix Hernandez had another dominating performance while Nelson Cruz homered and Logan Morrison added a two-run triple in the Mariners' 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Rogers Centre.
5/20/2015 | Early run support boosts Elias' confidence
Roenis Elias has pitched well all season, but that still has not translated into wins because the Mariners have struggled to get him runs. This time, Seattle got some early offense, and Elias did the rest, holding Baltimore scoreless into the eighth inning en route to a 4-1 victory.
5/20/2015 | Tillman, Happ set to face off in rubber match
Chris Tillman will make his first start since May 12 on Thursday after dealing with a slight strain in his lower back that caused him to miss his last start. The Mariners will counter with veteran left-hander J.A. Happ.
5/20/2015 | Castillo ready for new start with Mariners
Once Welington Castillo was able to process the news of his trade from the Cubs to the Mariners, he looked forward to a new beginning and having the opportunity to make an immediate impact. He will get that chance Thursday, as manager Lloyd McClendon named him the starter for the series finale against the Orioles.
5/20/2015 | Elias, Ruggiano top O's to even series
Roenis Elias was dominant over 7 2/3 innings, holding the Orioles to one run in Seattle's series-tying 4-2 win Wednesday night.
5/19/2015 | New uniform, same pop for Cruz in Baltimore
Back in a familiar spot as he approached the batter's box at Camden Yards, Nelson Cruz tried to take in the moment.
5/19/2015 | Smith belts shot, brings one back in big 1st
Mariners left fielder Seth Smith had a first inning to remember in Tuesday's series-opener against the Orioles, impressing with both his bat and his glove.
5/19/2015 | O's fans give Cruz warm welcome before HR
Nelson Cruz got nothing but love from Orioles fans on Tuesday night. Cruz, last year's Most Valuable Oriole who helped lead the club to its first American League East title since 1997, stepped to the plate in the first inning to loud cheers at Camden Yards.
5/19/2015 | Jackson progressing, but still few days away
Eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, center fielder Austin Jackson remains a few days away from rejoining the Mariners, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
5/19/2015 | Chen, Elias to duel as O's, Mariners continue set
Wei-Yin Chen will try to pick up his first home win of 2015 in his fourth appearance at Camden Yards when he takes the mound against Roenis Elias and the Mariners on Wednesday.
5/19/2015 | Mariners get Castillo to bolster catching depth
Looking to add depth at the catching position, the Mariners acquired six-year Major League veteran Welington Castillo from the Cubs on Tuesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Yoervis Medina.
5/18/2015 | Mariners awaiting rest of bats to click with Cruz
As the Mariners prepare to open a nine-game East Coast road swing Tuesday in Baltimore, they're looking at a familiar situation.
5/18/2015 | Slugging Miller named AL Player of Week
Mariners shortstop Brad Miller has been named the American League Player of the Week after leading the Majors in slugging percentage last week.
5/17/2015 | Miller takes control by breaking out with bat
Brad Miller has taken control of his own situation, providing a sudden burst of offense for a Mariners team that ranks 14th out of 15 American League teams in terms of runs per game.
5/17/2015 | Paxton keeps rolling in latest scoreless start
There was a time this season when James Paxton was lugging an ugly 8.40 ERA after three starts, still searching for his first win and looking little like the dominant young lefty expected to help the Mariners make a run at the postseason. But those days seemed far behind the 6-foot-4 southpaw on Sunday as he fired eight scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox.
5/17/2015 | McClendon expects Felix to make next start
Felix Hernandez uncharacteristically walked three batters in the sixth inning of Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox after tweaking his left ankle, but manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday his ace shouldn't have any problem making his next scheduled start Friday in Toronto.
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