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SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 12:  A detail view of the scoreboard as seen after starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma #18 of the Seattle Mariners threw a no-hitter to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 at Safeco Field on August 12, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Japanese Baseball Fans React To Iwakuma’s No-Hitter

Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma’s feat of becoming the second Japanese-born pitcher after Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter in the U.S. major leagues was splashed on the home pages of sports newspapers and other media websites in his home country, greeting people as they were waking up Thursday.

08/13/2015

Nelson Cruz (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cruz Earns AL Player Of The Week

For the week of April 13 through April 19, Nelson Cruz went 12-for-24 with seven runs, six home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.806 OPS.

1090 The Fan–04/20/2015

Jose Bautista has hit 188 home runs this decade, the most in baseball. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Predictions Special

Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver make their predictions for the 2015 Seattle Mariners and the entire Major League Baseball season, including playoff and World Series picks, MVPs and CY Youngs in each circuit and categorical leaders for the Mariners.

1090 The Fan–04/05/2015

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Chris Young Talks Comeback, Future

Sportings News’ 2014 American League Comeback Player of the Year Chris Young joined The Steve Sandmeyer Show Monday to talk about his season and his future.

1090 The Fan–10/20/2014

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Poll: What Team Will Be A Contender In June?

With about a month and a half of the 2014 Major League Baseball season in the books, we’re starting to see who the real contenders could be this year…at least in the National League. As far as the American League goes, there are still a handful of teams bobbing around the .500 mark.

05/19/2014

Chip Hale congratulates Jed Lowrie (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

West Teams Chase Low-Budget Athletics

While New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tries to finish his Hall of Fame career in pinstripes the way he started it, with a World Series title, and the Detroit Tigers aim to unseat the defending champion Boston Red Sox, the West looks to be one of baseball’s top divisions again in 2014.

1090 The Fan–03/28/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

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Mariners Hold AL’s Second Best Home ERA

Jason Vargas shut down Toronto for seven innings and leading Seattle to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night. The Blue Jays have struck out 21 times and scored three runs in the first two games of the series.

08/01/2012