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Happ’s effective pitching leads M’s over Astros

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.

Mariners’ Cruz causing quite a clamor

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.

M’s shortstop improved defensively

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.

Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

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.

Mariners swept by Dodgers

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.

M’s can’t hold lead, fall to Dodgers in 10 innings

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.

Hernandez leaves game with injured ankle, quad

OAKLAND, Calif. — Right-hander Felix Hernandez and closer Fernando Rodney both had tough outings Sunday, but the Seattle Mariners still prevailed, beating Oakland 8-7 in 10 innings.