J.A. Happ earned his first victory with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Seattle Mariners have signed the injury-prone slugger to a minor league deal with hopes that he can contribute as a designated hitter at the Major League level this season.
Seattle pitchers had done their jobs at keeping Jose Altuve from getting going until Danny Farquhar left an 0-2 pitch over the middle of the plate.
It has taken more than a decade for the Seattle Mariners to put together the middle-lineup strength that is has shown this early season. Now, after a 7-5 loss to Houston Monday and a 5-8 start, the concern that shifted.
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.
Nelson cruz helped the Mariners overcame a pair of five-run deficits to beat the Texas Rangers 11-10.
After an ugly series in Los Angeles, the Mariners look to rebound in the comforts of Safeco Field.
Taijuan Walker failed to pitch into the fifth inning for the second straight outing, giving up five runs, six hits and four walks on Wednesday night in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year.
Howie Kendrick drove in two runs with a broken-bat two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 victory over the Seattle on Tuesday night.