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Only one question matters this Mariners season: How is the step back affecting the step forward?

This has been a Mariners season of extremes, where ecstasy and agony have each made cameo appearances, and a sense of dread coexists with the underlying motif of hope — and that’s just on fly balls to the outfield. But Larry Stone has just one criterion to assess this team.
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LEADING OFF: A’s thump Tigers, Sale starts, Callaway cloud?

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A’S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A’s would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees […]
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Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback Player award

ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings covering nine appearances. […]
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LEADING OFF: Snell’s 2nd chance vs Yanks, Astros on roll

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: DO OVER Blake Snell makes his second straight start against the Yankees. The Rays left-handed ace was overpowering against New York on Sunday, but his 12 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball weren’t enough in a 7-1 loss. Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka got the […]
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Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington wants Cohen to confirm […]
Tags: Business, New York, Television, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Washington, Sports, Ap, Nation, Mlb, Baltimore Orioles, Cohen, Joel M Cohen, Orioles Nats


Bundle up! 2020 MLB opening day is March 26, earliest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Major League Baseball season will open March 26, the earliest big league opening day. The Texas Rangers announced Friday they will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition on Monday, March 23 as the first game involving major league teams at Globe Life Field, their new ballpark with […]
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Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball. He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers. “I think I’m improving. I’m working, developing,” Tebow said Thursday before the Mets played a […]
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Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Marco Gonzales continues series vs. Twins

Seattle Mariners (22-24, L1) vs. Minnesota Twins (28-15, W3) 7:10 p.m. | T-Mobile Park | Seattle TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv LHP Marco Gonzales (5-2, 3.18) vs. LHP Martin Perez (5-1, 3.11) STARTING LINEUPS TO COME
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Seattle, Twins, Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Mobile Park, Marco Gonzales, LHP Martin Perez


LEADING OFF: Greinke exam, Turner tagged, CC faces Rays

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: CHECK HIM Arizona ace Zack Greinke is set for an MRI after making an early exit in his last start. Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning against the Pirates until leaving in the eighth inning because of abdominal tightness. Most Read StoriesWashington ranked nation's […]
Tags: News, Sports, Arizona, Mlb, Turner, Pirates, Zack Greinke, Greinke


Austin Riley homers in MLB debut, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley made quite a splash in his big league debut Wednesday night, homering off Michael Wacha to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike Soroka turned in another strong start with three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, but this night belonged to the 22-year-old […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Mlb, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Cardinals, Braves, Michael Wacha, Mike Soroka, Austin Riley


LEADING OFF: Braves’ Riley homers in debut, Bell streaking

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: SMASHING START Atlanta prospect Austin Riley was quite a hit in his big league debut, connecting for a home run in his second at-bat. The 22-year-old Riley tagged Michael Wacha in a win over St. Louis. Riley was promoted from Triple-A, where he was leading the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Mlb, Riley, Braves, St, Michael Wacha, Austin Riley, Louis Riley


Report: Yankees lose Miguel Andújar for season due to shoulder surgery

The New York Yankees won't have third baseman Miguel Andújar for the rest of the season. After struggling with shoulder issues all year, Andújar has decided to undergo season-ending surgery, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. The 24-year-old Andújar played in just 12 games this season due to the injury.
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Yankees’ Andújar to have season-ending shoulder surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Miguel Andújar will have season-ending surgery to repair a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. New York announced the decision Wednesday night during the second game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. Andújar, last year’s AL Rookie of the Year runner-up, initially was sidelined by the […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Yankees, AL Rookie of the Year, Miguel Andujar, Baltimore Orioles Andújar


Diehard Fan: Actor Bruce Willis throws 1st pitch in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruce Willis was moonlighting for the Philadelphia Phillies. Willis, star of “The Sixth Sense” and “The Fifth Element” threw the first pitch in his No. 19 Phillies jersey before Philadelphia played the Milwaukee Brewers. Willis wasn’t within striking distance of the plate — he one-hopped the pitch to Phillies ace Aaron Nola. […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Sports, Ap, Nation, Mlb, Philadelphia, Bruce Willis, Philly, Phillies, Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies Willis, Milwaukee Brewers Willis


Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges. The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there’s no point in using their lockers. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Iowa, Mlb, Mississippi River, Cedar Rapids Iowa


Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez’s injury provides a much-needed break

In what's likely his last year in Seattle, six-time All-Star Felix Hernandez will once again be sidelined with an injury. And here's the best way to describe it: merciful.
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Seattle, Mariners, Felix Hernandez


5/14/19 MLB.com FastCast

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. launches the first two homers of his career, plus Chris Sale strikes out a career high 17 batters against the Rockies
Tags: News, Mlb, Chris Sale, Vladimir Guerrero Jr


Vlad Guerrero Jr. took a page of the MLB record book away from Danny Ainge, of all people

Remember when Danny Ainge played for the Blue Jays?
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LEADING OFF: Guerrero connects, Garver injured, Harper hurt

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: IN THE SWING Rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks to build off his first huge game in the majors when the Blue Jays continue their series at San Francisco. The highly touted 20-year-old hit the first two home runs of his major league career, becoming the youngest […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Blue Jays, Mlb, Harper, Guerrero, Garver, Vladimir Guerrero Jr


Vladdy Jr. hits first HR, youngest Blue Jay to go deep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first major league home run, becoming the youngest player in Toronto Blue Jays history to touch ’em all. Guerrero homered in the first inning Tuesday night at San Francisco. It took the touted 20-year-old 14 games to get his first big fly. His drive to straightaway […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, Jay, Toronto Blue Jays, Guerrero, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Vladdy Jr


MLB panel cuts value of Nats' TV rights in dispute with O's

A Major League Baseball panel hearing the dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million for its television rights for 2012-16            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Nats, Baltimore Orioles


Yankees acquire 1B/DH Kendrys Morales from A’s

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics. New York is also getting cash from Oakland and will send a player to be named or cash in the deal announced by the teams Tuesday night. The A’s acquired Morales from Toronto on March 27, and the 13-year […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Mlb, Oakland, Yankees, Morales, Kendrys Morales, DH Kendrys Morales, Oakland Athletics New York


Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland maintains innocence amid sex abuse charges

John Wetteland is stunned by the charges accusing him of child sex abuse, said an attorney for the former all-star and World Series MVP pitcher.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Mlb, Associated Press, John Wetteland


Red Sox ace Sale fans career-high 17 in 7 innings vs Rockies

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against Colorado, then was pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Sale became the first pitcher in major league history to fan 17 in a start of no more than seven innings. The […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Boston, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Red Sox, Rockies, Chris Sale, Fenway Park Sale


The Latest: Dodgers' Julio Urias placed on leave by MLB

Major League Baseball has placed Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias on administrative leave while it looks into his arrest in a domestic battery case            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Dodgers, Julio Urias


Giancarlo Stanton has a shoulder injury, but the Yankees aren't saying anything more about it

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has played just three games this season. The situation got even stranger Tuesday when Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tried to get clarification on Stanton's injury. Manager Aaron Boone revealed Stanton has been dealing with a shoulder issue, but didn't go into detail regarding the injury.
Tags: News, Mlb, Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, New York Yankees, Stanton, Aaron Boone, Bryan Hoch


Giancarlo Stanton has shoulder injury, but Yankees aren't saying anything more about it

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has played just three games this season. The situation got even stranger Tuesday when Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tried to get clarification on Stanton's injury. Manager Aaron Boone revealed Stanton has been dealing with a shoulder issue, but didn't go into detail regarding the injury.
Tags: News, Mlb, Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, New York Yankees, Stanton, Aaron Boone, Bryan Hoch



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