CHICAGO (AP) — Stunned by a monumental bullpen collapse, the Chicago White Sox showed their resolve and validated their position atop the AL Central. Paul Konerko's single with one out in the bottom of the ninth — his third hit of the game — gave Chicago a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson staked his claim to the starting job in Seattle on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Seahawks to a 44-14 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs. Wilson has been competing for the job with Matt Flynn, who was held out of the game with a sore elbow, and he got a lot of help from the rest of the Seahawks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez handed the ball to his manager and strolled off the mound as a sea of yellow rose with a roaring acknowledgment not only of his latest effort, but another opportunity to express appreciation for his perfect game nearly a week ago. King Felix wasn't perfect Tuesday night against Cleveland. He was still dominant.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Saunders is showing signs of snapping out of his terrible slump. Saunders hit a two-run homer, Blake Beavan pitched into the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning drew his biggest ovation on an incompletion. Blasted by defensive end Bruce Irvin, the four-time MVP who missed all of last season with a neck injury that required four operations bounced right back up, shook it off and threw a 22-yard bullet to Brandon Stokley on the next play.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-high seventh consecutive win, 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Cobb (7-8) allowed a run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth consecutive quality start and third consecutive win. His ERA is 1.93 over his last four outings.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Tillman gave up just two hits in 8 1-3 innings in first start of 2012, Adam Jones hit his 20th home run of the season into the upper deck in left field, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Wednesday. Jones' homer leading off the second inning came on a 2-0 pitch from Seattle starter Hector Noesi (2-11) and landed well back in the upper level seats. That was all Tillman needed, as the one-time Seattle prospect shut down his former organization after ...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have struggled to score at home this season, so this one was particularly nice. Casper Wells hit a go-ahead, three-run double with two out in the seventh inning and the Mariners beat the slumping Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Maligned for most of the season and much of his career in Seattle, Chone Figgins came through with an at-bat Saturday night that finally had everyone cheering. Figgins didn't go deep, but his line drive was deep enough.
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Cook threw a two-hitter in the finest performance of his career, Will Middlebrooks, Cody Ross and Daniel Nava all hit solo homers in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Friday night. Making his third start of the season, Cook (2-1) struck out two, walked none and needed just 81 pitches for his third career shutout and 12th complete game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez matched his career high with 13 strikeouts in a brilliant five-hit complete game and John Jaso's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth scored Casper Wells to give the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Hernandez (6-5) tossed his fifth career shutout and was one of the first ones out of the Mariners dugout after Wells' belly-flop onto home plate. It was the third time in his career Hernandez struck out 13, the most recent coming on ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kris Boyd scored his fifth goal of the season, David Horst converted a header and the Portland Timbers earned a much-needed 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. Portland (4-6-4) jumped ahead of its archrival early and held off the attacking Sounders for its first win in the league series since joining the MLS last year.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres had a hard enough time trying to shut down the regular members of the Seattle Mariners' lineup. They didn't realize they had to take care of starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, too. Hernandez was great on the mound and chipped in at the plate, as well, in the Mariners' 5-1 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. He tossed seven strong innings and added a two-run double to pace Seattle on offense and defense.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Clayton Richard settled down after a rough start and drove in three runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Richard (5-7) gave up four runs — including two home runs — over the first three innings before he allowed only an unearned run the rest of the way as he pitched into the seventh.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jacob Peterson scored on a deflected shot in the eighth minute for Sporting Kansas City, and Patrick Ianni's electrifying volley goal just a few minutes later was enough for the Seattle Sounders to earn a draw 1-1 on Wednesday night. Kansas City is unbeaten in its last four matches — two wins and two draws — and continues to inch toward the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Sounders are slumping, winless in their last six league matches and with a rivalry game at ...
PHOENIX (AP) — Casper Wells hit a pinch-hit, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-9 on Tuesday night. Justin Smoak, Brendan Ryan and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners, who have won three of their past four.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Smoak's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki from second when the throw home hit Kawasaki in the back, giving the Mariners a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Sergio Romo (2-1) allowed back-to-back singles to Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero to open the ninth before being replaced. After Michael Saunders failed to bunt the runners over, Smoak lined a single to left off Javier Lopez.
MONTREAL (AP) — Felipe Martin, Justin Mapp, Andrew Wenger and Lamar Neagle all scored to help the Montreal Impact beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday night. Patrice Bernier assisted on three Impact goals to help Montreal (4-7-3) end a two-game losing streak.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pitching, hitting, defense. For the first time all year, the San Diego Padres put everything together for an entire series. Edinson Volquez pitched neatly into the seventh inning and San Diego beat the skidding Seattle Mariners 6-2 Thursday night for its first sweep of the season.