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May 14, 2014 at 8:26 PM

A long afternoon’s journey with the Mariners

Wednesday afternoon wasn’t the sort of occasion when you complain about being at a baseball game, and certainly, the 20,000-plus who were at Safeco Field should have been enjoying themselves. The high was 82 degrees in Seattle, and it doesn’t get much better than that on a mid-May day, especially if you’re playing hooky or…

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May 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

May 14 final: Rays 2, M’s 0

MC CLENDON TOSSED –  John Buck’s checked-swing strikeout, rung up by first-base umpire Lance Barksdale, brought M’s manager Lloyd McClendon out of the dugout. He came out purposefully, not at full gallop, and when he got to Barksdale, he flung his cap about 30 feet and got ejected. He let Barksdale have it for a…

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May 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM

M’s-Rays pre-game notes, May 14

Funny thing. The sun did come up Wednesday, big and bright in the Seattle area despite Tuesday night’s downer, when Fernando Rodney blew his second save of the season and the M’s lost to David Price and the Rays, 2-1. Manager Lloyd McClendon was taking it in stride before the series-ending game, saying, “When you have…

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May 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

M’s-Rays lineups, Wednesday, May 14

Rays Joyce, LF Zobrist, 2B DeJesus, DH Longoria, 3B Loney, 1B Myers, RF Jennings, CF Escobar, SS Hanigan, C Odorizzi, P Mariners Jones, CF Romero, RF Cano, 2B Hart, DH Smoak, 1B Seager, 3B Ackley, LF Buck, C Miller, SS Maurer, P

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May 9, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Final: Royals 6, Mariners 1

Hey folks, Bud Withers here, a spot starter, as it were, on the Mariners-Royals tonight from Safeco Field. M’s have won 11 of their last 14 and are in hailing distance of first place in the AL West for the second game of a four-game series. It promises to be a chilly, maybe breezy evening…

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May 9, 2014 at 6:09 PM

M’s-KC pre-game notes, May 9

Brad Miller continues to try to fight his way out of a slump, entering Friday night’s game with Kansas City hitting only .173 while leading the club in errors with five. Manager Lloyd McClendon said before the game he’s seen it before from a lot of guys in the past and offered encouraging words. Thursday night,…

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May 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Mariners-Royals lineups, May 9 (updated)

Update: 5:30 p.m. … Willie Bloomquist is going to start at third base tonight for Kyle Seager, who exhibited flu-like symptoms before the game after he’d been in the original lineup. Seattle 1. Saunders, CF 2. Romero, RF 3. Cano, 2B 4, Hart, DH 5, Smoak, 1B 6, Bloomquist, 3B 7, Ackley, LF 8, Zunino, C 9, Miller, SS Maurer, RHP Kansas City 1, Aoki, RF 2, Hosmer, 1B 3, …

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June 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Final score: Yanks 6, Mariners 1

M’s finally break through — Kyle Seager’s run-scoring double in the eighth finally has Seattle on the board. Seager has two well-struck hits, and along with Blake Beavan, is the only Mariner bright spot. It’s 6-1 after eight. At least Beavan is a bright light — Through seven innings, the Yankees are holding onto the 6-0…

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June 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

M’s-Yankees pregame notes, June 6

Ichiro took a seat in a corner of the visiting clubhouse Thursday night a couple of hours before the Yankees met the Mariners. He was light-hearted but hardly introspective, high-spirited but displaying the same veil of enigma for which he was known in almost 12 seasons with the M’s. He remarked that he wasn’t used to…

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June 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM

M’s-Yankees lineups, June 6

NEW YORK Gardner, CF Cano, 2B Teixeira, 1B Hafner, DH Youkilis, 3B Wells, LF Ichiro, RF Nix, SS Romine, C Hughes, P SEATTLE Bay, RF Seager, 3B Ibanez, LF Morales, 1B Morse, DH Franklin, 2B Saunders, CF Shoppach, C Ryan, SS Harang, P

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