SEATTLE — Starting pitcher J.A. Happ and the Seattle Mariners ended what was the American League’s longest current winning streak with a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on Wednesday night.
Among the many mind-boggling statistics emanating from the scorching start of Nelson Cruz, this might be my favorite: His winning single off Neftali Feliz on Sunday was the hardest-hit ball of the season, based on recorded measurements of exit speed.
SEATTLE — With the exception of a mental mistake of misreading a cutoff-throw situation and failing to cover second base against the Dodgers in a game last week, Brad Miller’s play at shortstop for the Mariners from a defensive standpoint has been solid this season.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — After returning the verdict Wednesday, Aaron Hernandez’s jurors stood shoulder to shoulder and discussed the evidence that led them to find the former New England Patriots tight end guilty of first-degree murder by extreme atrocity and cruelty.
LOS ANGELES -- Left fielder Scott Van Slyke drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers capped their sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-2 victory in the Civil Rights Game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES — So the Seattle Mariners played a third straight extra- inning game and this time they didn’t find a way to pull out a victory, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 in 10 innings Monday. You could say they got a little lucky to pick up wins in Oakland. But there was no luck late at Dodger Stadium.