5/2/2015 | Blitz to 13 homers puts Cruz in elite company
Nelson Cruz is going where few sluggers have gone in Major League history, with 13 home runs through 24 games, but now the Mariners' right fielder needs to figure out how to bring his team along for the ride.
5/2/2015 | Astros outslug Mariners for 9th straight win
Not even two more blasts by Nelson Cruz on the Mariners' four-homer night could sidetrack the soaring Astros on Saturday, as Houston roared from behind at Minute Maid Park for an 11-4 victory, the ninth straight win for the American League West leaders.
5/2/2015 | Hultzen overcomes nerves in long-awaited return
After pitching in his first regular-season game in 20 months, Mariners left-hander Danny Hultzen said he was thrilled to be back on the mound for Double-A Jackson on Friday.
5/2/2015 | McClendon seeking better looks at the plate
The way Lloyd McClendon sees it, the solution is pretty simple. His Mariners seem to have squared away their early pitching problems. Now they just need to get the expected offensive production to support those arms.
5/2/2015 | McClendon hopes to see strides on offense
While Nelson Cruz has been sensational -- hitting his Major League-leading 11th home run on Friday -- the Mariners lost 4-3 to the Astros as their record fell to 10-13, six games behind the streaking Astros.
5/1/2015 | Hultzen looks sharp in return from surgery
Friday marked the first start for Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen since 2013. The 2011 No. 2 overall Draft pick underwent did not play last season after undergoing surgery in 2013.
5/1/2015 | Three Clinton pitchers combine to throw no-no
Seattle Mariners Class A affiliate Clinton completed a team no-hitter on Friday night, its first no-no since 2013.
5/1/2015 | Astros aim to keep win streak alive against Mariners
The Astros and Mariners are fast becoming familiar foes this year, as Saturday marks the third matchup of a four-game set in Houston and their sixth meeting of 2015. Houston will try to continue their hot streak after picking up their eighth straight win on Friday.
5/1/2015 | Smith reflects on ongoing scoreless streak
Mariners reliever Carson Smith is working on the third-longest stretch of games in Major League history without allowing a run to start a career, a fact that couldn't be hidden from him too long when he returned to his home state this week to pitch against the Rangers and Astros.
5/1/2015 | Iwakuma still 3-4 weeks away from return
Hisashi Iwakuma has begun playing long toss back in Seattle, but remains three-to-four weeks away from rejoining the Mariners, manager Lloyd McClendon said on Friday.
5/1/2015 | Astros hit three homers to win eighth straight
Evan Gattis, Jake Marisnick and George Springer hit home runs and Samuel Deduno delivered an effective spot start on Friday as the Astros beat the Mariners, 4-3, for their eighth straight win.
5/1/2015 | Former All-Star Quentin announces retirement
Two-time American League All-Star Carlos Quentin asked for his release from the Mariners after five games with Triple-A Tacoma and announced his retirement from baseball on Friday.
5/1/2015 | Cameron reflects on four-homer performance
Mike Cameron recalls his historic night in Chicago 13 years ago, when he became one of 16 players to blast four home runs in one game.
5/1/2015 | Paxton serves notice in strong start
James Paxton had been one of the missing links in the opening weeks for the 10-12 Mariners, but the 26-year-old lefty served notice with seven innings of two-run ball in his longest outing of the season.