Looking to bolster a streaky lineup, the Seattle Mariners have reportedly inked free agent slugger Nelson Cruz to a multi-year deal.
In two key situations on Sunday, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon declined strategic options
Robbie Ross failed to get through two innings, and two more pitchers made their major league debuts as Texas lost its sixth consecutive game, 10-2 to the wild card-contending Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners look to build some momentum in Texas as they chase the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card hunt.
Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings. Seattle, which began the day a half-game ahead of Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot, had been the only major league team not to allow 10 or more runs in a game this season.
The rust is starting to come off for Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note
If you didn’t know by now, Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are pretty tight. From their back-and-forth banter to fooling each other on the field, there’s no pair more fun to watch. Need proof?
Roenis Elias labored through five innings, struggling to find his command, and Seattle dropped the opener of a three-game set against the Texas Rangers on Monday night, 2-0.
The Seattle Mariners begin a six-game, seven-day stanza at Safeco Field with three versus division-rival Texas.
Steve, Bill & Jason talk with Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News, NBC Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, The Voice of the Seahawks Steve Raible and Texas Rangers Assistant GM Thad Levine.